List of Hasidic dynasties


List of Hasidic dynasties

A Hasidic dynasty is a dynasty of Hasidic spiritual leaders known as rebbes, and usually has some or all of the following characteristics:
#Each member of the dynasty is a spiritual leader, often known as an "ADMOR" (abbreviation for " ADireinu MOreinu Rabeinu" ("our master, our teacher and our rabbi") or simply as "Rebbe" (or "the Rebbe") and at times called the "Ruv" ("the rabbi") and sometimes referred to in English as a "Grand Rabbi";
#It continues beyond the initial leader's lifetime by succession (usually by a family descendant);
#It is usually named after a key town in Eastern Europe where the founder may have been born or lived, or where the group began to grow and flourish;
#It has (or once had) followers who, through time, continue following successive leaders (rebbes) or may even continue as a group without one leader by following the precepts of a deceased leader.

Larger dynasties

Hasidic dynasties (arranged alphabetically) with a large following include:

Breslov is a large chasidic movement which does not fit neatly into this list. Its first and only rebbe was Rabbi Nachman of Breslov [ [http://www.breslov.org/quest.html Who is the leader of the Breslover Chassidim today? Rebbe Nachman] ] (1772–1810). It originated in Bratslav, Russia (now in Ukraine); its present-day headquarters are in Tzefat and Jerusalem.

maller dynasties

Hasidic dynasties (arranged alphabetically) with a small following include:

Other dynasties

Many of these dynasties have presently few or no devotees due to most of the Hasidic groups being destroyed during the Holocaust, 1939–1945. Other communities are flourishing and have growing Hasidic sects. There are many dynasties whose followers number around five to fifteen people, and are not listed here.

A

*Alesk (Oles'k, or Oles'ko, Ukraine)
*Anipoli from Annopol
*Apt/Zinkov/Mezhbizh (from Opatów)
*Avritch (from Ovruch, Ukraine)

B

*Baitchev
*Basermin
*Bender
*Bertch
*Bialystok (from Białystok)
*Bielgory
*Bikovsk (from Bikofsk)
*Binding (From Elbing/Elbląg, Poland)
*Bialzobreg
*Bluzhev (from Błażowa, Galicia now Poland)
*Bohush (from Bohushi, Ukraine)
*Bonia
*Boslover
*Botoshan
*Brod
*Brisdovitz (Brudzowice?)
*Bucharest (from Bucureşti)
*Burshtin (from Burshtyn)

C

*Chabad-Bobroisk (from Bobrujsk, Belarus)
*Chabad-Kapust
*Chabad-Liadi
*Chabad-Nezhin
*Chabad-Strashelye
*Chadusha
*Chazanow
*Chernovitz (from Chernivtsi)
*Cieszanow
*Czortkow (from Chortkiv)
*Chust (from Khust)
*Cleveland
*Cracow (from Kraków)

D

*Deyzh from Dej, Romania
*Debrecen (from Debrecen)
*Dinev (from Dynów, north of Sanok)
*Dobromil (from Dobromyl, near Przemyśl, Ukrainian-Galicia)
*Dombrova from Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Galicia (now Poland)
*Dorg from Hajdudorog, Hungary
*Drubitsh (from Drohobych)
*Dzerka
*Dzikov (from Tarnobrzeg)

E

*Eihel
*Eisysky (from Eišiškės, Lithuania
*Erlau (from Eger/Erlau, Hungary)
*Etched

F

*Faltichan (from Fălticeni, Romania)
*Frankfurt

G

*Gorlitz
*Gostynin (from Gostynin, Poland)
*Gvodzitz (from Hvizdets')

H

*Hornsteipel (from Hornostaypil', near Chernobyl)
*Hovnir
*Husiatyn

I

*Izhbitsa (from Izbica/Izbica Kujawska)

K

*Kaliv (from Nagykálló)
*Kaminka
*Kaminetz
*Kunskvola (from Końskowola, Poland)
*Karlihaz
*Kashou
*Kerester
*Khentshin (from Chęćiny, Poland)
*Kielce (from Kielce)
*Kojdanov (from Kojdanov, Belarus)
*Komarno (from Komarno, Ukraine)
*Kopyczynitz (from Kopychyntsi, Ukraine)
*Korets (from Korec)
*Koson
*Kosov (from Kosiv, Ukraine )
*Kotsk (from Kock, Poland)
*Kozlov
*Kozhnitz from Kozienice
*Krasna
*Krula
*Kutna (Hasidic dynasty)
*Kutznitz
*Kuzmir (from Kazimierz Dolny, near Warsaw)

L

*Lancut (from Łańcut, Poland)
*Lebina
*Lelov (from Lelów, Poland)
*Lechovitch (from Lyakohvichi, Belarus)
*Leipnik (Hasidic dynasty) (from Lipník nad Bečvou, Germ. Leipnik)
*Leipzig
*Linitz
*Liske
*Lizhensk (from Leżajsk, Poland)
*Leva
*Liozna
*Lublin (from Lublin, Poland)
*Lutsk (from Lutsk)

M

*Madyer
*Malachim
*Margareten (from Margareten Sankt Margareten im Burgenland?)
*Mattesdorf (from Mattersdorf(Mattersburg, Burgenland)? cf.Kiryat Mattersdorf)
*Mezhbizh (from Medzhybizh), Ukraine; Also see Apter Rov
*Mir (from Mir)
*Miskolc (from Miskolc)
*Mogelnitz from Mogelnica
*Manestrishtze

N

*Nadvorna
*Narol
*Nadferli
*Neshchiz
*Nikolsburg (from Mikulov/Nikolsburg)
*Nitra (from Nitra/Nyitra)

O

*Ostrof
*Ozherov (from Ożarów, Poland)

P

*Pashkan
*Philadelphia
*Piasetzne
*Pietrokov (from Piotrków)
*Pilts (from Pilica)
*Pinsk (from Pinsk)
*Pintchiv
*Pistin
*Pishkivitcha
*Pittsburgh
*Porisov (from )
*Polonoye (from Polonne (Polonnoye), Volhynia)
*Poltishen
*Premishlan
*Pshemish (from Przemyśl)
*Pshevorsk
*Pshiskhe (from Przysucha)

R

*Radomsk (from Radomsko)
*Radorztz
*Radoschitz (from Radoszyce)
*Radvil
*Radzyn
*Ratzfert (from Klausenberg, in Brazil / from Ratzfert/Újfehértó)
*Radzin (Radzyń)
*Rimenov (from Rymanów)
*Ribnitz (from Rybnitsa, Moldova or Transnistria)
*Roman (Hasidic dynasty) (from Roman, Romania)
*Ropshitz (from Ropczyce)
*Ruzhin (from Ruzhyn)
*Rzeszow (Rzeszów, Galicia)

S

*Sadovna
*Sanz-Grybov
*Sanz-Klausenburg
*Sambur (from Sambir)
*Sadiger (from Sadagóra, Bukovina)
*Sasregen (from Szászrégen/Reghin)
*Sarderhel
*Sassov
*Savran
*Senta Serbia
*Seret (from Bukovina)
*Shedlitz
*Shepetivka from Shepetivka, Ukraine
*Shotz (from Suceava, Moldavia)
*Shidlovtza (from Szydłowiec, Poland)

*Shinova from Sieniawa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yechezkel_Shraga_Halberstam

*Shpikov (from Shpykiv, Ukraine)
*Shpola (from Shpola)
*Shtefanesht (from Ştefaneşti, Moldavia)
*Siget (Sighetu-Marmaţiei/Máramarossziget, Máramaros)
*Skulen
*Sochatchov (from Sochaczew)
*Sokalower
*Stanislav
*Steppen
*Stichin
*Stolin (from Stolyn, Belarus)
*Stretin
*Strikov (from Stryjkow)
*Strizov
*Sudylkov
*Sulitz (from Hungary)

T

*Talno
*Tank (Eastern Europe)
*Tartikov
*Tatsh
*Temishvar (from Temesvár)
*Toldos Aharon
*Toldos Avraham Yitzchok
*Toltchav
*Tosh
*Trisk from Turisk
*Tseshenov from Cieszanow, Galicia
*Tshokava
*Tzanz
*Tzehlim

U

*Ujhel (from Újhely)
*Ungvar (from Ungvár)
*Unsdorf
*Ushpitzin

V

*Vasloi (from Vaslui)
*Vien (from Wien/Vienna)
*Voidislav (from Wodzisław, Poland)
*Volova
*Vurka from Warka, Poland
*Vulkaner

Y

*Yeruslav (from Jaroslau/Ivano-Frankivs'k)
*Yoka
*Yommer

Z

*Zablitover (Zabłudów, Poland)
*Zbarz (from Zbarazh)
*Zeilemer
*Zhmigrid (from Nowy Żmigród, Poland)
*Zhitomir (from Zhytomyr)
*Zibov
*Zychlin
*Zidichov
*Zinkov
*Zlatipol
*Zlotchov (from Zolochiv)
*Zolozitz

References

*Rabinowicz, Tzvi M. The Encyclopedia of Hasidism: ISBN 1-56821-123-6 Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996.
*Alfasi, Yitschak. "החסידות מדור לדור" "Hachasidut miDor leDor" (2 vols)


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