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Moshe Dov Berish Rappaport (I) Katz (Katz)

Hebrew: רבי משה אב"ד באופטוב Rappaport (I) Katz (Katz), אבד"ק אפטא
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Death: Died in Afta ( Apt okr. Kielce ), Opatow; ( 50°48' / 21°26' ), Poland
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Son of Yitzchok HaCohen Katz and Mrs. Hakohen
Husband of Feige Chaye Hacohen
Father of - - Yitzchak Hacohen; <private>; Moshe Katz; Rabbi Dow Berisch Hakohen and Rachel Katz
Brother of Rav. Hakohen Katz; Marcus Katz; Asher Katz and R MEIR (HACOHEN) KATZ

Occupation: Cheif Rabbi of Pinchow, Rabbi in Pintshov
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About Moshe DovBerish Rappaport (I) Katz "Siftei Cohanim"

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The Rapoport-Bick dynasty was the most important of all the non-chasidic rabbinic dynasties of Medzhybizh, in Ukraine. The Rapoport dynasty traces its roots back to Rabbi Jacob Emden (1697–1776) who was involved in the Frankist debates of 1757 and his father Rabbi Tsvi Hirsh Ashkenazi, known as the Chacham Tsvi (1660–1718).

The Rapoports themselves are a long distinguished rabbinic family that traces its roots back to Central Europe and Northern Italy in the 15th century. Here is a pedigree chart of the Rapoport lineage: • R. Yakov Moshe Kohen Rapa (1400s) • R. Abraham Menakhem Kohen Rapa • R. Gershon Kohen Rapa (b. 1538), Porto, Italy • R. Simcha Katz Rapa • R. Moses Jeremiah Katz Rapoport, rabbi in Vienna • R. Meir haKohen Rapoport (d. 1600), rabbi in Belz • R. Nakhman Rapoport (d. 1674), rabbi in Kamenets-Podolsky, Poznań, Dubno • R. Simkha haKohen Rapoport (d. 1717) • R. Khaim haKohen Rapoport (d. 1771), rabbi in Lviv • R. Arieh Leib Rapoport (d. 1759), rabbi in Prezwork • R. Dov Berish Rapoport (d. 1823), rabbi in Medzhybizh, married into the Emden family • Rapoport-Bick (rabbinic dynasty) 

The first Rapoport rabbi to make his home in Medzhybizh was Rabbi Dov Berish Rapoport (d. 1823). He was the grandson of Rabbi Khaim haCohen Rapoport of Lvov (d. 1771), who was also involved in the Frankist debates. Rabbi Dov Berish became the head of the Jewish court (Av Beit Din) and spiritual leader of the entire Jewish community of Medzhybizh.

However, in a dispute with Rabbi Moshe Khaim Ephraim, the Baal Shem Tov's grandson, around the year 1800, the non-Chasidic and the Chasidic communities separated into two groups. The Rapoport-Bick family continued to control the town's Jewish court. The Chasidic community at the time chose Rabbi Issachar Dov-Ber Landa to represent them in official matters. Interestingly, both Rabbis Rapoport and Landa are buried side-by-side in the Medzhybizh Jewish Cemetery, just a few steps away from the Baal Shem Tov's grave.

The Bick family were responsible for the official religious "business" of the community, such as relations with the Russian authorities and kashrut rulings. They were based out of R. Joel Sirkes' synagogue in Medzhybizh - the town shul. The last rabbi of any type to live in Medzhybizh was Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Mikhl Bick (1887–1964). He left in 1925 for New York. (This excludes any rabbis who may have been deported to the Medzhybizh ghetto during World War II, of which no specific records survive.)

Lineage of dynasty

  • • R. Dov Berish Rapoport (?-1823) - Married to Miriam Emden of the Emden rabbinic family. Grandson of R. Khaim haCohen Rapoport of Lvov. Leader of the Medzhybizh community until about 1800 when the official leadership split between Chasidic and non-Chasidic groups. Was Leader of the Court until 1803. Buried in the Medzhibozh Jewish Cemetery.
    • • R. Tsvi Arieh Rapoport (?-1840) - Married to Faige (Hinde). Head of the Jewish Court in Medzhybizh from 1803 until his death in 1840. Buried in Medzhybizh.
      • • Pesia Rapoport = R. Saul Issachar Berish Bick (1786–1854) - Head of the Jewish Court from 1840 until his death in 1854. Buried in Medzhibozh.
        • • R. Simkha Bick (1828–1896) - Head of the Jewish Court 1863-1868.
          • • R. Isaac Bick (1864–1932) - Head of the Jewish Court ending in 1902. Perhaps one of the most renown and beloved of all the Bicks. Born in Medzhybizh, in 1905 he was elected a member of the Russian Duma representing the entire district. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1922 just ahead of his cousin (R. Khaim Yekhiel Mikhl Bick) and was one of the last rabbis of any type to live in Medzhibozh. Beis Yakov congregation in Providence, RI, brought him over from Holland with some of his family by way of New York City.[2]
          • • R. Tsvi Arieh Bick (?-1878) - Married to Fumet Margolioth. Head of the Medzhybizh Jewish Court 1868-1878. Buried in Medzhybizh.
            • • R. Khaim Yekhiel Mikhel Bick (1863–1887) - Married to Henya Yuta (Anita) Pregerson. Head of the Jewish Court at the time of his death. Wife was pregnant at his untimely death.
              • • R. Khaim Yekhiel Mikhel Bick (1887–1964) - Married to Miriam Gurvits. Was the last Av Beit Din of Medzhybizh, serving from 1911-1925. Was the last rabbi of any type to serve in an official capacity living in Medzhybizh (not counting any rabbis deported into the Medzhybizh ghetto during World War II). Immigrated to New York in 1925.
                • • R. Moshe Tsvi Bick (1911–1990) - carried on the dynasty in New York. Was known to be one of the great poskim (decisors of halacha) of the 20th century.
                  • * • R. Shaul Bick (1933-)
                    • • R. Avraham Yehoshua Bick (1937-) - current Medzhibozher Rov, Bnei Moshe Medzhibozh Congregation, Brooklyn, New York.
                    • • Rebbetzin Friedman - Wife of Rabbi Chaim Elozor Friedman, Tenke Rov of Boro Park, Cong. B'nei Usher, Brooklyn New York.
                      • • R. Dovid Bick (1972-)

Bibliography Chapin, David A. and Weinstock, Ben, The Road from Letichev: The history and culture of a forgotten Jewish community in Eastern Europe, Volume 1. ISBN 0-595-00666-3 iUniverse, Lincoln, NE, 2000.

References

  1. 1. ^ Isaac's daughter and my mother, Ruth Bregman. I'm Martin Bregman.
  2. 2. ^ Martin Bregman, grandson.

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Apt; A Town Which Does Not Exist Anymore (Opatów, Poland) 50°48' / 21°26'

Translation of Apt: Sefer zikaron le-ir va-em be-yisrael

Edited by: Z. Yasheev

Published in Tel Aviv: The Apt Organization in Israel, USA, Canada and Brazil, 1966 ________________________________________________________________________________

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-------------------- Rabbi in Opatow. Possessed like his esteemed forebears an outstanding understanding of the Talmud. He was known as Rabbi Berisch Sifte Kohens (The lips of Kohen) iv 28.

Apt; A Town Which Does Not Exist Anymore (Opatów, Poland) 50°48' / 21°26'

Translation of Apt: Sefer zikaron le-ir va-em be-yisrael

Edited by: Z. Yasheev

Published in Tel Aviv: The Apt Organization in Israel, USA, Canada and Brazil, 1966

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Dovaraish lips of priests "

Publisher "long book" Rabbi Shach introduction Aaron facilitator
Abd"ak Apatow

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Dovaraish lips of priests "Akialc Ork"ak Apatow Parish Radom.

Rabbi Laureate officer Rabbi Abraham Mourners late grandson Rabbi Yehezkel Halevi Habd"ak Ckeratshin, Ben Gaon Rabbi Meir Levy is three districts Abzamustas Babad, winner of the Gaon Rabbi Isaac Abd"ak Poznan zt. Master of "The Shield of Abraham" zt

-------------------- Rabbi in Opatow ( 50´48´´18´´´N; 21´25´´29´´ E ) Possessed like his esteemed forebears an outstanding understanding of the Talmud. He was known as Rabbi Berisch Sifte Kohens (The lips of Kohen) iv 28.

Jewish institutions in Opatów

During the 16th century, the first synagogue in Opatów was built and the cemetery was dedicated. Later a number of charitable societies were founded – for visiting the sick, shelter, bridal dowries and a shelter for travelers. In the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century there was a school Talmud Torah funded by the community where most of the Jewish children studied.

Pińczów synagogue is a Jewish synagogue in Pińczów in Poland.

It is one of the oldest synagogues in Poland, built in 1594-1609. The designer was probably the Florentian Santi Gucci. During World War II it was vandalized by the Nazi Germans, then damaged during fighting in 1944, and it is inactive since then. From the 1970s it has been restored.

Apta

(Hasidic dynasty) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Illuminated pages from the pinkas ("minutes") books of the Mishnah Society of the Apter Rov's kloyz, Medzhybizh, circa 1840.

Apt

is the name of a Hasidic dynasty within Haredi Judaism. Its founder, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt, popularly known as the Apter Rebbe or Apter Rov, was born in Zhmigrid, Poland in 1748 and died in Mezhbizh, Ukraine, Russian Empire in 1825.

Lineage of the Mezhbizh-Zinkov dynasty Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt was the founder of the Apt-Mezhbizh-Zinkover Hasidic dynasty. In honor of the dynasty's founder, his descendants adopted the family name Heshel.

The males in this family took wives several different times from the family of the Ryzhiner Rebbe.

R. Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt (1748–1825) R. Yitschak Meir of Zinkov (1776-1854) R. Yosef Moshe of Mezhbizh R. Meshulam Zusia of Zinkov (1813-1865) R. Chaim Menachem of Zinkov (1837-1894) R. Pinchas of Zinkov (1872-1916) R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Zinkov R. Moses of Zinkov (1879-1923) R. Chaim Menachem of Zinkov-Bnei Brak R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Mezhbizh (1832-1881) R. Israel Shalom Joseph of Mezhbizh (1853-1911) R. Yitshak Meir of Mezhbizh-Haifa (1904-1985) R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Mezhbizh-Tarnopol (1892-1943) R. Yitshak Meir of Kopyczynce (1862-1936) R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Kopyczynce (1888-1967). His daughter Chava was married to Shneur Zalman Gurary, a chassid of the last two Lubavitcher Rebbes.[1] R. Moshe Mordechai Heshel of Kopyczynce (1914-1975) Died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. R. Avraham Y. Heschel, the youngest son of R. Moshe Mordechai Heshel ZT"L. In 1999, together with the assistance of his mother and older brother R. Isaac M. Heschel, they founded Chasdei Moshe-Kopyczynitz an outreach organization in Brooklyn, N.Y. dedicated in memory of the late Grand Rabbi and the continuity of the Kopyczynitzers. A division of that organization was inaugurated in the fall of 2000, the Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought, a think tank devoted to bringing a greater understanding of Chasidic culture to the secular society. R. Meshulam Zusia Heschel, the youngest son of R. Abraham Joshua Heschel Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Flitenstein, grandson of Reb Abraham Joshua Heshel is currently the Kapishnitzer Rebbe in Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of the Ohev Yisrael Institutions, the world famous Machon Sifsei Tzaddikim for publishing of manuscripts and chassidic writings. He has a large following in both Israel and around the world. R. Meshulam Zusia of Mezhbizh (1871-1920) R. Moses Mordecai of Mezhbizh and Pelzovizna, Warsaw (1873-1916) Prof. R. Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907, Warsaw, Poland – December 23, 1972), Professor of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism at Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), the main seminary of Conservative Judaism. He was an important author, civil rights activist, and leader in the Conservative movement. Prof. Susannah Heschel (born 1952), Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth and an important modern Jewish scholar.

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About Moshe DovBerish Rappaport (I) Katz "Siftei Cohanim" (עברית)

"דוברעיש שפתי כהנים"

מו"ל "הספר הארוך" מרבנו ש"ך בהקדמת מנחת אהרון

אבד"ק אפטא

ר׳ דוב בערוש כ"ץ ז"ל שהי׳ מפורסם בשם ״ר׳ בערוש שפתי כהנים" על שם זקנו בעל הש"ך זצ"ל האבד"ק פינטשוב פלך קיעלץ ורק"ק אפטא פלך ראדום.

חתן הרב הקצין ר׳ אברהם אבלי ז"ל נכד הגאון ר׳ יחזקאל הלוי האבד"ק קראטשין, בן הגאון ר׳ מאיר הלוי ז"ל האב"ד בשלש גלילות בזאמושטש, וחתן הגאון ר׳ יצחק אבד"ק פוזנא זצ״ל. רבו של ״המגן אברהם״ זצ״ל.

"דוברעיש שפתי כהנים"

מו"ל "הספר הארוך" מרבנו ש"ך בהקדמת מנחת אהרון

אבד"ק אפטא

ר׳ דוב בערוש כ"ץ ז"ל שהי׳ מפורסם בשם ״ר׳ בערוש שפתי כהנים" על שם זקנו בעל הש"ך זצ"ל האבד"ק פינטשוב פלך קיעלץ ורק"ק אפטא פלך ראדום.

חתן הרב הקצין ר׳ אברהם אבלי ז"ל נכד הגאון ר׳ יחזקאל הלוי האבד"ק קראטשין, בן הגאון ר׳ מאיר הלוי ז"ל האב"ד בשלש גלילות בזאמושטש, וחתן הגאון ר׳ יצחק אבד"ק פוזנא זצ״ל. רבו של ״המגן אברהם״ זצ״ל.

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Afta ( Apt okr. Kielce ), Opatow; ( 50°48' / 21°26' ), Poland
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