Grand Rabbi Arye-Leibish Halberstam of Zhmigrod

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About Grand Rabbi Arye-Leibish Halberstam of Zhmigrod

The Grand Rabbi of Sanz-Zhmigrod, Rabbi Aryeh Leibish Halberstam, author of Arye Sho'ag, died on 7 January 2007 in Netanya's Laniado hospital, which is run by Sanz-Klausenburg. In his youth he studied under the Tshebiner Rov and Rabbi Meir Shapiro. During World War II had to leave Zhmigrid for Kraków, then Lviv and eventually Siberia. He served as a rebbe in Petah Tikva, where he found the Divrei Chaim Synagogue, Yafo and Bnei Brak. For a short period in 1950 he lived in Antwerp.