Simcha Bunim of Peshischa

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Simcha Bunim Bonhart of Peshischa (Przysucha, in Poland) (1765–1827) was one of the key leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland.wikipedia
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Przysucha

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Simcha Bunim Bonhart of Peshischa (Przysucha, in Poland) (1765–1827) was one of the key leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland.
In the past, it was home to a number of Hasidic Rabbis, such as The Holy Jew and Simcha Bunim of Peshischa.

Mikulov

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Simcha Bunim studied Torah at yeshivas in Mattersdorf and Nikolsburg.

Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin

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He was introduced to hasidism by his father-in-law, and became a follower of Yisroel Hopstein, and then Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin, and Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, the hasidic leaders of the day.
Among his disciples were such Hasidic luminaries as Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz ("the Holy Jew"), Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, Meir of Apta, David of Lelov, Moshe Teitelbaum, Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov, Naftali Zvi of Ropshitz, and Shalom Rokeach of Belz.

Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz

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He was introduced to hasidism by his father-in-law, and became a follower of Yisroel Hopstein, and then Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin, and Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, the hasidic leaders of the day.
A disciple of The Seer of Lublin, from whom he broke, and the teacher of Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, to whom was passed the helm of his movement, he was also the ancestor of the Biala Hasidic dynasty.

Mattersburg

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Simcha Bunim studied Torah at yeshivas in Mattersdorf and Nikolsburg.

Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.
He was a student of Reb Bunim of Peshischa, and upon the latter's death attracted many of his followers.

Mordechai Yosef Leiner

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.
He became a disciple of Reb Simcha Bunim of Peshischa where he joined Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk and Rabbi Yosef of Yartshev; both were also born in Tomashov.

Hasidic Judaism

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Simcha Bunim Bonhart of Peshischa (Przysucha, in Poland) (1765–1827) was one of the key leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland. He was introduced to hasidism by his father-in-law, and became a follower of Yisroel Hopstein, and then Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin, and Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, the hasidic leaders of the day.
The Holy Jew's "Przysucha School" was continued by his successor Simcha Bunim and especially the reclusive, morose Menachem Mendel of Kotzk.

Israel Yitzhak Kalish

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.
In 1829 he moved to Przysucha, where his master tzadik Simcha Bunim of Peshischa was teaching.

Yitzchak Meir Alter

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.
After some years, he was drawn to Rebbe Simcha Bunim of Prshischa, whose close adherent he became.

Temerl Bergson

At a later stage, he became an agent for Temerl Bergson, a wealthy businesswoman who supported many of the hasidic leaders during her time.
Several impoverished Hasidic leaders reportedly rebuffed her efforts to assist them, including Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger and Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, but Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa and Rabbi Yitzchak of Vorka accepted her largesse.

Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.
Chanokh Heynekh was one of the leading students of the Rebbe Reb Simcha Bunim of Peshischa.

Poland

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Simcha Bunim Bonhart of Peshischa (Przysucha, in Poland) (1765–1827) was one of the key leaders of Hasidic Judaism in Poland.

Torah study

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Simcha Bunim studied Torah at yeshivas in Mattersdorf and Nikolsburg.

Yeshiva

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Simcha Bunim studied Torah at yeshivas in Mattersdorf and Nikolsburg.

Yisroel Hopstein

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He was introduced to hasidism by his father-in-law, and became a follower of Yisroel Hopstein, and then Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin, and Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, the hasidic leaders of the day.

Rebbe

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After the death of the Rabinowicz, most hasidim made Bunim their rebbe.

Pharmacy

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Not wanting to take up a rabbinical position, Bunim supported himself by practicing pharmacy.

Ger (Hasidic dynasty)

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.

Izbica

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Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.

Radzymin

Among his followers were Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, Israel Yitzhak Kalish, Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger, Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitz, Yaakov Arye of Radzymin and Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin.