Lelov (Hasidic dynasty)


Lelov (Hasidic dynasty)

Lelov is the name of a Hasidic dynasty which traces its origins to Rabbi Dovid (1746-1814) of Lelów, Poland.

The Lelover dynasty migrated from Poland to Jerusalem when Rabbi Dovid's son, Rabbi Moshe Biderman (1776-1851), moved there in the last year of his life. Rabbi Moshe Biderman of Lelov was the son-in-law of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok, known as the Holy Jew of Prshische. Today there are several Lelover Rebbes, in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem, and New York.

History

Rabbi Dovid of Lelov was a disciple of the Seer of Lublin, a disciple of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, who was a disciple of the Magid of Mezritsh, the successor to and leading disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism.

There is a Hasidic legend that Napoleon Bonaparte asked Rabbi Dovid of Lelov if he would be successful in his conquest of Russia. The rebbe told the Emperor that he would not. After Napoleon's defeat, he allegedly passed through Lelov and told the Rebbe that he was indeed correct. He then gave the Rebbe his velvet cloak. The Hasidim say that Rabbi Moshe of Lelov, the son of Rabbi Dovid, took the cloak to Jerusalem with him, and made the cover for the Holy Ark in his synagogue from it. [ [http://www.breslov.com/world/parsha/tetzaveh_5755.html Breslov.com] ]

The early Lelover Rebbes were followers of the Karliner Rebbe; whenever the latter came to Land of Israel, the Lelover Rebbe would go to visit him.

Outline of Lelover dynasty

*Grand Rabbi Dovid of Lelov (1746-1814)
**Grand Rabbi Moshe Biderman of Lelov (1776-1851)
***Grand Rabbi Eleazar Mendel Biderman of Lelov (1827-1882)
****Grand Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Shlomo Biderman of Lelov (1844-1918)
*****Grand Rabbi Shimon Noson Nuta Biderman of Lelov (1870-1929)
******Grand Rabbi Pinchos Chaim Biderman of Lelov
******Grand Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Biderman of Lelov and Karlin (1903-1987)
*******Grand Rabbi Avrohom Shlomo Biderman of Lelov-Jerusalem (Zephania Street) (d. 16 Shvat 5760 = 2000)
********Grand Rabbi Yitzchok Meir Ayzik Biderman of Lelov-Jerusalem (Zephania Street)
********Grand Rabbi Shimon Noson Nuta Biderman of Lelov-Beitar (1960-2008)
*******Grand Rabbi Shimon Nuta Biderman of Lelov-Bnei Brak and Karlin
*******Grand Rabbi Alter Elozor Menachem Biderman of Lelov in Bnei Brak (1935-2001)
********Grand Rabbi Dovid Tzvi Shlomo (Naftoli) Biderman of Lelov
********Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Biderman of Lelov in America
*******Grand Rabbi Pinchos Yitzchok Biderman of Nikolsburg
*******Rabbi Y. D. Biderman
******Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Biderman of Lelov (1907-1981)
*******Grand Rabbi Shimon Noson Nuta Biderman of Lelov-Jerusalem (1930-2004)
**Rabbi Nechemyo
**Rabbi Avigdor

Rebbe Moshe Mordechai of Lelov

Rebbe Moshe Mordechai was Rebbe in Tel Aviv for many years before moving to Bnei Brak, where he prayed in the beis medrash of his son, Rebbe Alter Eloozor Menachem.

Rebbe Alter Elozor Menachem of Lelov

Rebbe Alter Elozor Menachem studied in the Tiferes Tzion yeshiva in Bnei Brak, where he was very close to the Chazon Ish. In 1958, he married the daughter of Rabbi Shimon Aharon Hershkowitz.

ee also

*History of the Jews in Poland

External links

* [http://nehora.com/Tzadikim/tz_viewer.cfm?id=159&page=lelov.htm&t=Rabbi%20David%20of%20Lelov Rabbi David of Lelov]
* [http://www.ascent.org.il/NewAscentOfSafed/Stories/Stories/5763/296-42.html Story about Rabbi Moses of Lelov's move to the Holy Land]
* [http://chareidi.shemayisrael.com/archives5761/shemos/alelov.htm Obituary of Grand Rabbi Alter Elazar Biderman, previous Lelover Rebbe of Bnei Brak]
* [http://chareidi.shemayisrael.com/archives5764/VSC64alelov.htm Obituary of Grand Rabbi Shimon Nathan Biderman, previous Lelover Rebbe of Jerusalem]

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