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R' Yosef Rabinowitz of Yampil (LIMA)

Hebrew: R' Yosef Rabinowitz of Yampil (לימא), רבי יוסף מיאמפאלא
Nicknames: "Reb Yosef of Yampol", "Yoseph Lima", "Yoseph לימא LIMA", "Ish Haemes איש האמת"
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Death: Died
Place of Burial: Israel
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Son of R' Yechiel Michel The Maggid of Zlochov and Rebitzen Malka Rabinowitz
Husband of Rebetzin M'Yompila
Father of Wife Nachman Horendenker; Rabbi Yitzchak Rabinowitz of Drubitch; Yenta Liebersohn M'Barditchev; Rabbi Yisrael Rabbi of Tshehan (Teofipol) and Rabbi Chaim of Satanov
Brother of Rabbi Yitzchak of Radivil; Rav Mordechai of Kremenets; Rabbi Moshe of Zvhil; Yentel? Miriam? Segal; M'Alik and 2 others
Half brother of Rav Mordechai of Kremenets

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About Rabbi Yosef Rabinowitz of Yampol

In 2009 (תשס"ט), an anthology of his sayings called Birkat Yosef (ברכת יוסף) was published by Mekhon Nahlat Tsvi, Bnei Braq. It also includes his biography and list his descendants.

Rabbi Yosef of Yampoli had, as enumerated in his will (published in Birkat Yosef, p.117), three sons and two daughters. His sons, in age order: Rabbi Chaim of Satanov, Rabbi Yisrael of Tshehan and Rabbi Yitzchak of Yampol. His daughters were Miriam and Yenta, one of whom - it is uncertain which - was married to Rabbi Getzel Liebersohn.

His descendants had many different family names (Moszkowicz, Rabinowicz, Jungerleib, Zak, etc.), so it is impossible to know what Rabbi Yosef's own family name was, if he had any.

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מקור: http://www.jewish-studies.info/4.htm

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The Zlotchover maggid was the scion of an illustrious family of rabbis and kabbalists from Galicia who lived and operated in the town of Brody and its environs; the maggid’s great-grandfather was R. Moshe of Zvirsh, who died as a martyr without suffering at all by virtue of his communion with God. His son, R. Joseph Spravidliver, was called a “man of truth,” and his wife, “Yenta the Prophet.”

Their son,R. Isaac of Derhovitch, the father of the Zlotchover maggid, was one of the scholars at the Beit Midrash (study hall) of R. Yozfa in Ostrog and a maggid in the community of Horhov.  Traditions preserved in In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov portray him as a man of intimidating wizardry, endowed with a prophetic spirit and expertise in the Divine names, who did not flinch from a head-on confrontation with R. Isaac Hamburger and his associate, R. Ezekiel Landa, author of Noda Bi-Yehuda.

Already during the lifetime of the Zlotchover maggid his origins gained special notice, and one of his most prominent disciple, R. Meshullam Feibush Heller, referred to him as the “son of holy ones, a Tzaddik the son of a Tzaddik.”

Like his forefathers, the Zlotchover maggid was also gifted with extraordinary spiritual abilities.  According to his disciple, R. Abraham Joshua of Apta, he was capable of conducting ascents of the soul at will or when so directed from Heaven: “For his Holy Rabbi our Rabbi Yehiel Mikhal of Zlotchov would sleep... either when he wanted to ascend to Heaven, or when Heaven called him to ascend.” 

Such ability was ascribed to only two people at the outset of Hasidism, the Ba’al Shem Tov and the Zlotchover maggid.  Similarly, two of his sons - the first-born, R. Joseph of Yampela and the second, Isaac of Radvil - were also blessed with spiritual powers, and their ascents of the soul were widely recognized.

R. Joseph of Yampela is quoted to the effect that the Divine spirit had been present in their forefathers’ line for 72 generations. 

Admittedly, of the Zlotchover maggid’s five sons, whom he termed the five books of the Torah, only the fourth son, R. Moshe of Zweihil, established a Hasidic court.  However, the rabbis of the Zweihil dynasty, who live in Jerusalem, are known to this day as the “preservers of the holy covenant,”[28] meaning those who preserve the sanctity of the covenantal organ.  This sobriquet is a reminder of the tradition whereby the Tzaddikim of the Zlotchov dynasty have the capacity to correct the sexual transgressions of their fellows, such as the spilling of seed.  In Lurianic kabbalah this sin is deemed to delay the redemption, a misdeed which only the Messiah can correct.

The appellation of the rabbis of the house of Zweihil, therefore, alludes to the special supernatural status ascribed for over two hundred years to descendants of the house of Zlotchov.

The Zlotchover maggid was born in Brody in around the year 1726.  The first position he held was that of maggid in the town of Kluk, and according to In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov during this period he was a disciple of the Besht.  From Kluk he accepted the nomination of maggid in the town of Zlotchov, where he grew famous. 

At the end of his life he was “received” in Yampela, a small town in the Ukraine, which surely did not befit his intellectual prowess or stature in the view of his disciples. The reasons for this descent have never been completely clarified, but his son, R. Isaac of Radvil, hints that his father was so embittered that he sought to take leave of the world.

Throughout the years of his wandering the Zlotchover maggid’s activity was centered in Brody, the town of his birth, in eastern Galicia on the Ukrainian border.  Brody was a major Jewish hub in economic and cultural terms, and won repute as a town of Talmudic scholars and Jewish legal experts.  It was also known as a center of kabbalistic study by virtue of the members in its “Kloize”, who adopted kabbalistic customs. The reputation garnered by the Kloize reflected the considerable interest in kabbalah among all the towns of Eastern Galicia and the Ukraine. Read complete article

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R' Yechiel Michel - The Zlotschover Maggid FAMILY TREE

Ancestors

The family were decendants of the famous Chayut family.  The Zlotchover Maggid's

  • Father:  R'  Yitzchok M'Drohobic 
  • Grandfather:  R' Yoseph Sproidlyer of Pistin (died in Israel), 
  • Great Grandfather: R'  Moshe of Zvirech,
  • GG Grandfather was R Yitzchak Chayut (d.1585)*  (R Yitzchak Chayut's father-in-law was also the father-in-law of the Maharal of Prague.  This account is from the book "Otzar Harabanim" by Friedman. 

Descendants

R Yechiel Michel had 5 sons, and at least 1 daughter. His daughter married R' David of Stefan, a descendant of the "Taz", R' David Segel.  R David of Stefan was himself a Rebbe.   R Yechiel Michel used to call his 5 sons his 5 books of Torah.   The Zlotschover Maggid, R' Yechiel Michel, had five sons (whom he referred to as "my chamisha chumshai Torah" (my five Books of the Torah) who were replete with Torah and chassidus, each of whom became Rebbe in a different place. They were:

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About R' Yosef Rabinowitz of Yampil, רבי יוסף מיאמפאלא (עברית)

אבי סבו של ר' יחיאל מיכל היה ר' משה מזווירש, שלפי מסורת המשפחה הומת על קידוש השם ולא חש בייסורי העינויים מפאת דבקותו באל. בנו היה ר' יוסף ספראווידליווער, שכונה 'איש אמת'. ר' יוסף ספראווידליווער הצליח במקום שבו נכשל הבעש"ט: לפי המסופר, עלה לארץ ישראל בעוד הבעש"ט נאלץ לשוב על עקבותיו. זוגתו כונתה בשם 'יענטא הנביאה', משום ששמעה לטענתה קולות מעולמות עליונים. בנם, ר' יצחק מדרהוביטש, אביו של ר' יחיאל מיכל, היה מבטלני בית המדרש של ר' יוזפא באוסטרהא ומגיד מישרים בקהילת הורחוב. בגמרא, 'בטלן' הוא מי שהציבור מפרנסו כדי שיהיה פנוי ללמוד תורה, ובבתי המדרש של העיירות הגדולות במזרח אירופה התייחד הכינוי לאנשי הלכה ותלמידי חכמים מובהקים, שעשירי הקהילה התחייבו לפרנסם כדי שילמדו תורה באופן קבוע. מכאן, שר' יצחק מדרהוביטש היה איש הלכה ולמדן מובהק, כשם שהיה מקובל, מיודעי חכמת הנסתר

אביו של המגיד מזלוטשוב, ר' יצחק , היה אחד מרבים שהתנגדו לבעש"ט והפכו למקורביו וחסידי חסידיו

אביו של ר' יצחק , ר' יוסף איש אמת מפיטסין התפרסם כאיש קדוש. לעת זיקנתו רצה לעלות לארץ הקדושה ושמע כי ר' ישראל בעש"ט רוצה אף הוא לסוע, על כן ביקש להצטרף אליו במסעו. הבעש"ט ירא היה מעונש קפדנותו של ר' יוסף ולפיכך דחה את הצעתו. אמר לו ר' יוסף: "אתם תסעו בהדר מלכות ולא תגיעו לשם ואילו אני נוסע כקבצן ובעזרת ה' אבוא שמה" ואמנם כך היה. ר' יוסף ישב על שפת הים וספר בידו ולמד. עברה מטרוניתא אחת בסמוך ושלחה את משרתה לשאול מי האיש וציוותה עליו לקחתו ולהעלותו על אניה שתיקחהו לא"י. מספרים שאותה מטרוניתא היתה בעבר עלמה צעירה לא מבנות ישראל כשפגשה את ר' יוסף בתחילה וכששאלה אותו במה היא יכולה לעזור לו, הוא ביקש לכבס לו את כותנתו. בתמורה לכך שאל אותה במה לברך אותה, ענתה לו העלמה: "רוצה אני להיות מלכה". ברך אותה ר' יוסף למילוי משאלתה. לאחר זמו מה ראה אותה בן המלך, הביאה לארמון ונשאה לאשה

אשתו של ר' יוסף היתה מפורסת בשם ינטה הנביאה. פעם כשנסע ר' יוסף לבעש"ט לקח עמו את אשתו וכשראתה את התנהגותו של הבעש"ט החלה גם היא להתנהג בקדושה ובטהרה, בתפילה, בפרישות ובתעניות. כשחזר ר' יוסף והתאונן על כך לפני הבעש"ט , ענה לו הבעש"ט: "אשתך יש לה עיניים רואות ואוזניים שומעות" ובהמשך קרא לה "ינטה הנביאה". דבריו התפרסמו ומאז התחילו באים אליה חסידים רבים. מעות פדיון לא רצתה לקבל ובמקומן קיבלה צרכי אוכל אותם חילקה לעניים. את הבאים אליה קיבלה מעוטרת בטלית והרבתה במעשי מופתים למבקשי פניה. ר' יוסף נפטר בארץ ישראל