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Alexander Rabbinical Dynasty

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  • Gr Rab Yechiel Dancyger [1st Aleksanderer Rebbe] (1828 - 1894)
    Grand Rabbi Yechiel Dancyger (1828 - 1894), first rebbe of the Aleksander dynasty* Grand Rabbi Shraga Fayvel Dancyger of Gritsa (d. 1848), disciple of Grand Rabbi Yisrael Yitzchak Kalisz of Vurka, serv...
  • Gr Rabbi Shraga Fayvel Dancyger (b. - 1848)
    Grand Rabbi Shraga Fayvel Dancyger of Gritsa (Grojec) (d. 1848), disciple of Grand Rabbi Yisrael Yitzchak Kalisz of Vurka (Warka), served as the rebbe of the Vurker Chasidim for the final six months of...
  • Gr Rab Yerachmiel Israel Dancyger [2nd Aleksanderer Rebbe] (1853 - 1910)
    Grand Rabbi Yerachmiel Yisroel Yitzchok Danziger (1853-1910), author of Yismach Yisroel, son of Rabbi Yechiel - was 2nd Rebbe of Aleksander.He was even more famous than his father, and accumulated a la...
  • Gr Rab Bezalel Yair Dancyger [1st Alexanderer Rebbe (in Łódź)] (1856 - 1934)
    Grand Rabbi Betsalel Yoir Dancyger of Łódź (1856-1934), son of Rabbi Yechiel.In 1914 Betsalel Yoir (1856-1934) began to serve as an Rebbe (Admo"r) in Łódź, thus starting a second branch of Alexander.--...
  • Gr Rab Shmuel Tzvi Dancyger [3rd Aleksanderer Rebbe] (1860 - 1923)
    Grand Rabbi Shmuel Tzvi (1860 - 1923), author of Tiferes Shmuel, son of Rabbi Yechiel. Authored with his brother Yerachmiel Yisroel Yitzchok the book Yismach Yisroel (Hebrew: "Be Joyful, Israel" 1911)....

The Aleksander chasidic movement flourished in Poland from 1880 until it was decimated by Nazi Germany during World War II. Now nearly extinct, the Aleksander Hasidim (also written as Alexander) were the second largest Hasidic group in pre-Holocaust Poland, centered in the small village of Alexander (or in Polish, Aleksandrów Łódzki) near Łódź. Today Aleksander chasidim live in communities in Israel, United States, Switzerland, Antwerp, London and Australia.

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