Rabbi Menahem Nahum Friedman, 1st Shtefanesht Rebbe (1823 - 1868)

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Nicknames: "Stifineshter Rebbe", "Stefanester Rebbe", "Rabbi Menahem Nahum Friedman [of Shtifinesht]", "Rabbi Menahem Nachum Friedman"
Death: Died
Managed by: Leibish Teitelbaum
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About Rabbi Menahem Nahum Friedman, 1st Shtefanesht Rebbe

After the death of Rabbi Yisroel Friedman of Ruzhin in 1851, his fourth son, Menachem Nuchem Friedman, born in 1823, settled in the town of Shtefanesht, Romania, and subsequently founded the Shtefanesht Hasidic dynasty. In 1869 he died and his only son, Avraham Mattisyahu succeeded him.

In 1869 Reb Menachem Nuchem died. after much pleading and approval of his uncle Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman, (1820–1883, the 1st Rebbe of Sadigura), Reb Avraham Mattisyahu agreed to fill his fathers position, a role he held nearly 65 years. R' Avraham Mattisyahu was considered to be one of the hidden tzaddikim of his generation.

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