R' Yitzcok Issac Taub (Kalever Rabbi)

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Rebe Yitzchok Isaac (1st Kaliver Rebbe) Taub

Hebrew: Rebe Yitzchok Isaac (1st Kaliver Rebbe) Taub, כ"ק אדמו"ר מקאליב.
Also Known As: "Kaliver Rebbe", "Kalover Rebbe", "כ"ק אדמו"ר מקאליב. Rabbi Isaac Taub", "Rabbi Yitzchak (the 1st Kaliver Rebbe) Taub", "כ"ק אדמו"ר מקאליב. Yitschak Eizik Taub", "Kalib Rabbi", "Yitzhak Izik Toybe", "Yitzchok Aisik Taub - Kalev", "The First Kaliver Rebbe"
Birthplace: Nagykalo (once known as Kalev), Nagykálló, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary
Death: March 11, 1821 (70)
נפטר ז אדרב תקפא, Nagykálló, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary
Immediate Family:

Son of Rebe Moshe Yechezkel Taub and Raizel Taub
Husband of Faigl Taub and Sarah Zisl Schwartz, Taub
Father of R' Leib (Leibish) Taub; Rabbi Moshe Chaim (2nd Kaliver) Taub (Kaliv-Zidichov); Yaacov "Baal Rehaim" Taub; Arieh Leibush Taub; Asher Taub and 3 others

Occupation: Grand Rabbi of Kaliv, Rabbi of the Rabbinical Court (AB"D), Rebe, כ"ק אדמו"ר מקאלוב
Managed by: Shlomo Flam
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About R' Yitzcok Issac Taub (Kalever Rabbi)

The Kaliver Dynasty began with Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Taub (1744-1828) of Kaliv (Kalov, Kalev), Hungary. He was the first Hassidic Rebbe in Hungary and famous for composing the traditional Hungarian Hasidic tune "Szól a kakas már".

Nagykallo (Yiddish: Kalov, Kaluv, Kalev, Kaliv) is the district town in the county of Szabolics-Szatmar-Bereg county in north-eastern Hungary.

(Kalev district coat of arms pictured above )

He was discovered by Rabbi Leib Sarah's, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. Rabbi Leib first met Rabbi Isaac when he was a small child, a small shepherd boy. Rabbi Leib told his mother, a widow, that her son was destined to be a great Tzaddik. He took the small child to Nikolsburg to learn with Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg. Rabbi Isaac grew to be a great rebbe and was known as "the Sweet Singer of Israel".

He composed many popular Hasidic melodies. Often he adapted Hungarian folk songs, adding Jewish words. He taught that the tunes he heard were really from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and were lost among the nations over the years, and he found them and returned them to the Jewish people. He said that the proof that it was true was that the gentile who would teach him the song would forget it as soon as the rebbe learned it.

He was famous for composing the traditional Hungarian Hasidic tune "Szól a kakas már".


Skulener Rebbe Sings to the Tune of "szol a kakas mar"



Today there are two Kaliver Rebbes. They are distinguished by the spelling of their title.

The rebbe in Jerusalem is called the Kaliver Rebbe, כ"ק אדמו"ר מקאליב.


The rebbe in New York is the Kalover Rebbe, כ"ק אדמו"ר מקאלוב.



Kaliv Lineage of Dynasty

   * Grand Rabbi Isaac Taub of Kaliv (1751-1821)
         o Grand Rabbi Moshe Chaim Taub of Kaliv-Zidichov (d. 1831)—son of Rabbi Isaac, son-in-law of Rabbi Tzvi of Zidichov
               + Grand Rabbi Shlomo Taub of Kaliv-Rozlo (1820-1879)—son of rabbi Moshe Chaim, son-law of his uncle, Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Eichenstein of Rozlo
                     # Grand Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Taub of Kaliv-Rozlo (1849-1886)
                           * Rabbi Pinchas Chaim Taub Chief Rabbi of Rozlo (d. 1936)—son of Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi and author of Toras Chesed, Ohel Moed and Alufei Yehudo; lived in Margareten during World War I
                                 o Rabbi Yehuda Yechiel Taub, Chief Rabbi of Rozlo (d. 1938)—son of Rabbi Pinchos Chaim and author of Lev Someach heChodosh
                                       + Grand Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub of Kaliv, present Kaliver Rebbe
                           * Grand Rabbi Moshe Taub of Kalov (d. 1936)— son of Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi and author of Es Ratzon
                                 o Grand Rabbi Menachem Shlomo Taub of Kalov (1901-1978), author of Chakal Tapuchin
                                       + Grand Rabbi Moshe Taub of Kalov, present Kalover Rebbe




About R' Yitzcok Issac Taub (Kalever Rabbi) (עברית)

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R' Yitzcok Issac Taub (Kalever Rabbi)'s Timeline

Nagykálló, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary
Age 16
Age 19
March 11, 1821
Age 70
Nagykálló, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary