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Grand Rabbi David Yitzhak Eizik Rabinowitz, Skolye Rebbe

Hebrew: הרב דוד יצחק אייזיק רבינוביטש, Skolye Rebbe
Also Known As: "Skolyer Rebbe", "Skolya Rebbe", "Skoyler Rebbe"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Brad, Czechoslovakia
Death: February 1979 (80)
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of R' Baruch Pinchas Rabinowitz, Admur Skole and Chaya Udel Beracha Rabinowitz (Skolya
Husband of Perel Sara Hinda Rabinowitz and Jocheved Esther Deborah Rabinowitz
Father of R' Eliezer Haim Rabinowitz; R' Meir Rabinowitz; Chaneh Rabinowitz; Yosef Boruch Pinchos Rabinowitz; Usher Yeshaye Rabinowitz and 1 other
Brother of Meita Sarah Arak; Rivka Chave (Rose) Frankel; Baila Gittel Rabinowitz; Teltche Feige Channah Rabinowitz; Perl Leifer and 3 others

Occupation: Rabbi David Yitschok Rabinowitz (of Skolyer)
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About Grand Rabbi David Yitzhak Eizik Rabinowitz, Skolye Rebbe

Skolyer Rebbe, author of "Mekor Ha Beracha", New York 1967

Ancestry of the Rabinowitz descendants:

Re. Skolyer Rebbe, Brooklyn, NY :

"His brilliance in Torah was matched by his concern for his fellow Jews".

Torah Luminaries, by Shimon Finkelman

The Rebbe was a seventh-generation descendant of both the Ba'al Shem Tov and the Zlothichver Maggid.

He traced his lineage to Rashi, Maharal, Rema, and the "Sheloh" (R. Isaiah HaLevi Horowitz 1565-1630)

Skolye Beginnings:

Skolye, a town in Western Galicia, had been his home from age four till his marriage. His father, Reb Baruch Pinchos, a Ba'al Mofes (one who effects miracles) to whom Jews from far and wide flocked, made sure to devote time to his young prodigy, to develop his vast potential.

At an early age, young David Isaac displayed a rare talent and desire for originating chiddushei Torah. His father, however encouraged him to better devote his time to studying the vast sea of Torah literature. Though he heeded his father's words, Isaac'l could not abstain entirely from writing down his chiddushim and would do so late at night, in secret. In the frost of the Galician winter, he would climb up to the attic and write---until the ink would freeze.

Shortly after World War 1 erupted, the jews of Skolye were forced to flee their city. The Rebbe's father and family made their way to Vienna, where Sklolye Chassidus was revived. In Vienna, the Rebbe married the daughter of Rabbi Dovid Moshe Landau, the Burstyner Rav, who had also fled to Vienna during the war.

The Rebbe was still living in Vienna at the time of the Nazi Anschluss in 1938. Rabbis were high on the Nazi list of wanted Jews. A disciple sacrificed his visa to America for the Rebbe, though with G-d's help he too was able to leave. The Rebbe left Austria by plane for Switzerland; it was the last flight carrying refugees out of the country. When the Rebbe left Austria, he was forty years of age. By that time, he had written most of his more than twenty sefarim on a wide range of topics.

Upon arriving in America, the Rebbe took up residence on New York's Lower East Side, before moving to Williamsburg in 1945. In 1973, he relocated to Boro Park, along with his beis medrash. He lived there until his passing in early 1979.

The Rebbe was an outstanding shaliach tzibbur. His sweet voice was complemented by the feeling of love and awe of his Creator, which permeated his words. His work was revered by Talmudic giants and he received approbations from Rabbi Aharon Kotler, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and Steipler among others.

See Skolye Rebbe in Baal Shem Tov Hasidic Dynasties.

Lineage of the Skolye dynasty

Rabbi Yitzchock of Drubitch (d. 1744) , diciple of the Baaal Shem Tov.

   * Rabbi Yekhiel Mikhl of Zlotshev (1726-1786) the Zlotciver Maggid.
         o Rabbi Yosef of Yampol, (d. 1812) son of Rabbi Yekhiel Mikhl of Zlotshev
               + Rebbe Yitschak of Yampil (son-in-law of Reb Boruch of Mezhbizh,) son of Rabbi Yosef of Yampol, son of Rabbi Yekhiel Mikhl of Zlotshev; succeeded his father-in-law as rebbe in Mezhbizh).
                     # -Rebbe Boruch Rabinovich of Yampil, son of Reb Yitschak Drubitsher.
                           * Rebbe Eliezer Chaim of Yampola (1845-1916) (the first Hasidic rebbe in America) – son of Rebbe Boruch Rebbe Boruch Rabinovich of Yas.
                                 o Rebbe Burech Pinchas of Skolye (1874-1920), he is buried in Vienna, - son of Rebbe Eliezer Chaim of Yampola
                                       + Rebbe Duvid Yitzchack Eizek of Skolya (1898-1979), he is buried in Jerusalem ion Har Hazeisim - son of rebbe Burech pinchas of Skolya.
                                             # Rebbe Rafael Ggoldstein of Skolye (b. 1979),Married to the only daughter of R’Mier Rabinovich zatzal the oldest son of the skolye Rebbe R'Duvid Yitzchack Eizek of Skolya
                                 o Rebbe Shmuel Avrohom of Mezhbizh (1883- ) – son of Rebbe Eliezer Chaim of Yampola, Rebbe Shmuel Avrohom was known as the Mezhbizher Gutter Yid.
                                       + Rebbe Yisroel of Skolye-Kishinev (d. 1975), son of Rebbe Buruch Pinchus of Skolye.


Deliverance From Affliction:

"When you are in distress and all these things have befallen you, at the end of days, you will return unto Hashem you G-d, and listen to His voice." 

The Skoyler Rebbe noted that if we find ourselves in anguish, we should look at it through a window. We will then notice that the Jews are in the Diaspora and that the advise that is given to them is to "return unto Hashem" in true repentance. Therefore, we must return to Hashem and find personal deliverance from affliction.

As the Talmud (Yoma 6b) teaches, great is repentance for it will bring the ultimate redemption.

Was first the A.B.D. Svirz and then became Admur Skole.

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Grand Rabbi David Yitzhak Eizik Rabinowitz, Skolye Rebbe's Timeline

July 23, 1898
March 1, 1917
Age 18
September 1, 1918
Age 20
Vienna, Austria
January 1922
Age 23
September 23, 1923
Age 25
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
July 1925
Age 26
February 1979
Age 80
Greater London, England, United Kingdom