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Rachmastrivka (Hasidic dynasty)

Rachmastrivka is a Hasidic dynasty named after the town of Rotmistrivka, Ukraine. It is an offshoot of the Chernobyl dynasty dating back to the 19th century. The founder of the dynasty, Rebbe Yochanan Twersky, was known for his humility. He was t ...

Radomsk (Hasidic dynasty)

Radomsk is a Hasidic dynasty named after the town of Radomsko in Lodz province, south-central Poland. The dynasty was founded in 1843 by Rabbi Shlomo Hakohen Rabinowicz, one of the great Hasidic masters of 19th-century Poland. His son, grandson a ...

Radoshitz (Hasidic dynasty)

Radoshitz, also spelled Radishitz, is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Yisochor Ber Baron of Radoshitz, also known as the Saba Kadisha. He was a student of the Seer of Lublin and of the Maggid of Kozhnitz. He was particularly dedica ...

Rimenov (Hasidic dynasty)

For the city in Poland, see Rymanow. Rimenov is the name of a Hasidic rabbinical dynasty within Orthodox Judaism. The dynasty originated in Rymanow in Polands Subcarpathian Voivodeship.

Ropshitz (Hasidic dynasty)

Ropshitz is the name of a Hasidic dynasty, or rabbinical family and group who are descendants of Rabbi Naftali Zvi of Ropshitz. Ropshitz is the name of a town in southern Poland known in Polish as Ropczyce. Several contemporary rebbes are styled ...

Ruzhin (Hasidic dynasty)

Ruzhin is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Yisroel Friedman in the town of Ruzhyn, Ukraine, today an urban-type settlement in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. Friedman was the first and only Ruzhiner Rebbe. However, his sons and grandsons ...

Sadigura (Hasidic dynasty)

Sadigura is a Hasidic dynasty named for the city of Sadhora, Bukovina, which belonged to Austria. The dynasty began in 1850 with Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, a son of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, and was based in Sadigura until 1914. Durin ...

Sanz

Sanz is a Hasidic dynasty originating in the city of Sanz in Galicia. The dynasty was founded by the rebbe Rabbi Chaim Halberstam who was the rabbi of Nowy Sacz and the author of the work Divrei Chaim by which name he is known as well. Rabbi Chai ...

Sasregen (Hasidic dynasty)

Sasregen is a Hasidic dynasty from Reghin, Romania. Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Rubin was the previous Sasregener Rebbe in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York. He passed away in 2020 during the covid19 pandemic.

Sassov (Hasidic dynasty)

The Sassov Hasidic dynasty began with Rabbi Moshe Leib Erblich of Sassov, a disciple of Rabbi Dovber of Mezeritch, the disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism. Sasov was located in Eastern Galicia, and is now in Ukraine. In the lat ...

Satmar (Hasidic dynasty)

Satmar is a Hasidic group originating from the city of Szatmarnemeti, Hungary, where it was founded in 1905 by Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum. Following World War II, it was re-established in New York, becoming one of the largest Hasidic movements in the ...

Savran (Hasidic dynasty)

Savran is a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Moshe Zvi Giterman. Savran is a town in present-day Ukraine. The previous Admor of Savran was Rebbe Yissakhar Dov Hager of Har Nof, Jerusalem died in 2013. He was a renowned Torah Scholar and served as ...

Seret (Hasidic dynasty)

Seret or Sereter Hasidim were a group of Hasidic Jews that existed in the town of Siret and the surrounding area in Bukovina during the late nineteenth century until World War II. They were headed by their Rebbe "Grand Rabbi" whose family name wa ...

Shomer Emunim

Shomer Emunim is a devout, insular Hasidic group based in Jerusalem. It was founded in the 20th century by Rabbi Arele Roth. The Shomrei Emunim are characterized by fervent and visibly emotional prayer, and by a rigid lifestyle controlled largely ...

Shotz (Hasidic dynasty)

Rabbi Shulem Moshkovitz of Shotz – son of Rabbi Mordechai Yosef Moshe and son-in-law of his uncle, Rabbi Meir Rabbi Alter Aharon Aryeh of Podilay Yiddish: פאדיליי ‎; Podu Iloaiei, Romania Rabbi Mordechai Yosef Moshe of Sulitza Yiddish: סוליצא ‎; ...

Shpikov (Hasidic dynasty)

Shpikov is a Hasidic dynasty originating in Shpykiv. The dynasty is derived from the Skver dynasty, which in turn is derived from the Chernobyl dynasty. The first rebbe of Shpikov was Rabbi Menachem Nochum Twersky of Shpykiv.

Shtefanesht (Hasidic dynasty)

Shtefanesht was a Hasidic dynasty named for the town of Stefanesti, Romania. It was one of the branches of the Ruzhiner dynasty, together with Bohush, Boyan, Chortkov, Husiatyn, and Sadigura. The dynasty lasted from 1851 to 1933 and had only two ...

Skolya (Hasidic dynasty)

Skolya is a Hasidic dynasty named after the town of Skole in Eastern Galicia, where the founder of this dynasty lived and led his court.

Skulen (Hasidic dynasty)

Skulen Hasidic dynasty was founded by Rav Eliezer Zusia Portugal. It was headed by his son, Rav Yisroel Avrohom Portugal until his death on April 1 2019. Its name is originated from Sculeni, a town in Bessarabia where Rabbi Eliezer Zusia was born ...

Skver (Hasidic dynasty)

Skver is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Yitzchok Twersky in the city of Skver during the mid-19th century. Followers of the rebbes of Skver are called Skverer Hasidim. The dynasty of Skver is a branch of the Chernobyl dynasty. Its ...

Slonim (Hasidic dynasty)

Slonim is a Hasidic dynasty originating in the town of Slonim, which is now in Belarus. Today, there are two Slonimer Rebbes, both in Israel: one resides in Jerusalem and the other in Bnei Brak. Colloquially, the Jerusalem side is called the "Whi ...

Sochatchov (Hasidic dynasty)

Sochatchov is a Hasidic dynasty named for the town of Sochaczew, located 25 miles west of Warsaw in central Poland. The dynasty was based in Sochaczew from 1870 until 1915. After World War I the dynasty was moved to Lodz and, subsequently, to oth ...

Spinka (Hasidic dynasty)

Spinka is the name of a Hasidic group within Orthodox Judaism. The group originated in a city called Szaplonca, Maramaros County, Kingdom of Hungary.

Stanislov (Hasidic dynasty)

The Stanislav hasidic dynasty was established in western Ukraine in a town now known as Ivano-Frankivsk. The town used to be called Stanislawow, and is still known in Yiddish as Stanislav. The dynastys founders were the descendants of Rabbi Chano ...

Strashelye (Hasidic dynasty)

Strashelye, is an extinct branch of the Chabad school of Hasidic Judaism, named after the town Strashelye in the Mohilev Province of present-day Belarus, where its leader lived. Like all Hasidism it is based on the teachings and customs of Chasid ...

Sulitza (Hasidic dynasty)

Sulitza is a Hasidic dynasty originating in Sulitza, Romania. The present Rebbe of Sulitza is Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel VeYeshurin Rubin. His synagogue is in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY.,

Tetch (town)

Upon the departure of Rabbi Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum, called the Baal Kedushes Yom Tov Hebrew: בעל קדושת יום טוב ‎ who was the citys rabbi until his fathers death, the town replaced him with his brother, Rabbi Eliyahu Betzalel Teitelbaum. ...

Tetsh (Hasidic dynasty)

The Tetsh Hasidic dynasty is a branch of the Ujhel-Siget Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Rabbi of Satoraljaujhely in Hungary, who was a disciple of the Polish Hasidic leader Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin. Rabbi Chananya Yom T ...

Toldos Aharon (Hasidic dynasty)

Toldos Aharon is an anti-Zionist Hasidic movement, The group is characterized by conservatism and a desire to preserve the life of the old Yishuv in Jerusalem, in sharp opposition to Zionism, in a strict Haredi way of life, in a special style of ...

Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok (Hasidic dynasty)

Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok is a Hasidic movement located in Jerusalems Meah Shearim neighborhood. It is an offshoot of the Hasidic group Toldos Aharon, which is in turn an offshoot of Shomer Emunim. It is led by its Rebbe, Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Kohn. ...

Tosh (Hasidic dynasty)

Tosh is a Hasidic dynasty originating in Nyirtass, Hungary. Today it is based in Kiryas Tosh, Quebec, Canada, outside Boisbriand, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. The current leader is Grand Rabbi Elimelch Halevi Segal-Loewy, who succeeded h ...

Trisk (Hasidic dynasty)

The Trisk dynasty is a Volyn Hasidic dynasty, a branch of the Chernobyl dynasty, originating in Turiisk, Ukraine. The rebbes of the court also served in Poland, before the Second World War it was a large court of some 20.000 Hasidim. Today there ...

Siget (Hasidic dynasty)

Siget or Ujhel-Siget or Sighet Hasidism or Sigter Hasidim is a movement of Hungarian Haredi Jews who adhere to Hasidism, and who are referred to as Sigeter Hasidim. Sighet Hasidism originated in the town of Siget now Sighetu Marmației, Romania, a ...

Vasloi (Hasidic dynasty)

Vasloi was a Hasidic dynasty centered in Vaslui, Romania, and founded by Rabbi Shalom Halpern, a grandson of Rabbi Yisroel Friedman of Ruzhyn in the Russian Empire.

Vien (Hasidic community)

Vien is an American Haredi Kehilla originating in present-day Vienna. The name of their congregation is "Kehal Adas Yereim Vien". Kehal Adas Yereim Vien was formally established on Sunday, May 25, 1941 by R Klonumos Richter. It traces its origins ...

Vien (Rabbinical dynasty)

Vien is a Rabbinical hasidic dynasty originating in present-day Vienna. The previous rav of Vien was Rav Chaim Z. Hersh Zegelbaum of Brooklyn, New York. He was a descendant of Rav Menachem Mendel Stern of Sighet, author of Derech Emunah.

Vizhnitz (Hasidic dynasty)

Vizhnitz is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager. Vizhnitz is the Yiddish name of Vyzhnytsia, a town in present-day Ukraine. Followers of the rebbes of Vizhnitz are called Vizhnitzer Hasidim.

Zidichov (Hasidic dynasty)

Ziditshov is a Hasidic dynasty originating in town Ziditshoyv, in Galicia. It was founded by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Ziditshov. Today, the few who remain of the Ziditshov dynasty live in Brooklyn, Monticello, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, London, and ...

Zlotshov (Hasidic dynasty)

Zlotshov is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Yechiel Michel, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism. Zlotshov is the Yiddish name of Zolochiv, a town in present-day Ukraine. Yechiel Mechels five sons all founded th ...

Zvhil (Hasidic dynasty)

Zvhil is the name of a Hasidic dynasty which originated with Rabbi Moshe of Zvhil, the son of Rabbi Yechiel Michl, the Magid of Zlotshev. He was also the grandson of Rabbi Yitzchok of Drubitsh and Rabbi Aharon of Karlin. As in several inter-relat ...

Zychlin (Hasidic dynasty)

Zychlin originated in the town of Zychlin in Poland. The founder of the Zychlin Hasidic dynasty Rabbi Shmuel Abba was born to Reb Zelig on the 19th of Kislev in the city of Lovitsh.

Aldobrandini family

The Aldobrandini are an Italian noble family from Florence, with close ties to the Vatican. Their Roman fortunes were made when Ippolito Aldobrandini became pope under the name Pope Clement VIII. He arranged the marriage that linked the Aldobrand ...

Altieri family

The Altieri family was an ancient noble family of Rome, present in the history of the city since the Middle Ages. In addition to the title of Prince granted by the Pontiffs, branches of the Altieri were also part of the aristocracy of Genoa and o ...

Barberini family

The Barberini are a family of the Italian nobility that rose to prominence in 17th century Rome. Their influence peaked with the election of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini to the papal throne in 1623, as Pope Urban VIII. Their urban palace, the Palazz ...

Prince of Belmonte

Prince of Belmonte is a noble title created in 1619 by the Spanish crown for the Barons of Badolato and Belmonte. The name of the title is taken from the fortress town of Belmonte in Calabria, historically important for the defence of the Italian ...

Chigi Family

The Chigi family is a Roman princely family of Sienese extraction descended from the counts of Ardenghesca, which possessed castles in the Maremma, southern Tuscany. The earliest authentic mention of them is in the 13th century, with one Alemanno ...

Colonna family

The Colonna family, also known as Sciarrillo or Sciarra, is an Italian papal noble family. It was powerful in medieval and Renaissance Rome, supplying one Pope and many other church and political leaders. The family is notable for its bitter feud ...

Conti di Segni

The Conti di Segni were an important noble family of medieval and early modern Italy originating in Segni, Lazio. Many members of the family acted as military commanders or ecclesiastical dignitaries, including many cardinals and four popes. The ...

Della Rovere

The Della Rovere family was a noble family of Italy. It had humble origins in Savona, in Liguria, and acquired power and influence through nepotism and ambitious marriages arranged by two Della Rovere popes: Francesco Della Rovere, who ruled as S ...

Doria-Pamphili-Landi

The House of Doria-Pamphilj-Landi is a princely Roman family of Genoese extraction. Legend has it that the origins of the Doria family date from the early 11th century, but the authentic pedigree is traced to Ansaldo dOria, consul of Genoa in the ...