Rabbi Avraham Mi'Slonim "Yesod HaAvodah" Weinberg

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About Rabbi Avraham Mi'Slonim "Yesod HaAvodah" Weinberg

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 in Jerusalem and the other in Bnei Brak. Colloquially, the Jerusalem side is called the "White" side and the Bnei Brak side is called the "Black" side, a reference to their political leanings, white meaning more liberal and black meaning more conservative in Haredi parlance. These names can also be attributed to the fact that when Slonim chasidim split into separate factions, the leader of one, Rabbi Sholom Noach Berezovski, had a white beard and the leader of the other, Rabbi Avraham Weinberg, had a black beard.

They are distinguished by different Hebrew spellings, the Jerusalem sect being known as סלונים and the Bnei Brak sect being known as סלאנים. They are two distinct groups today and have many differences between them.

1. The first Rebbe of Slonim was the author of Yesod HaAvodah; Rabbi Avraham of Slonim, author of Yesod HaAvodah, disciple of Rabbi Noah of Lechovitch and Rabbi Moshe of Kobrin

2. next was Rabbi Shmuel Weinberg of Slonim, author of Divrei Shmuel,the grandson of the Yesod HaAvodah

Sons of Shmuel:

3. Rabbi Yissachar Leib Weinberg of Slonim, son of the Divrei Shmuel

4. Rebbe Avraham Weinberg of Slonim (1804-11 Cheshvan 1883), author of Beis Avraham, son of Grand Rabbi Shmuel

5. son of Rabbi Yissachar Leib Weinberg ; Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel Weinberg of Slonim-Tel Aviv.

6. son of Rebbe Avraham Weinberg of Slonim; Rebbe Shlomo David Yehoshua Weinberg of Slonim

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