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Jewish Families of Dinov, Poland (Galicia)

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Dinov Dynów, a town in southern Poland, in the historic region of Galicia.
"Photos of the old Jewish Shtetl of Dinov, the beauty of the green trees only enhances the spirituality of the Tombs (Ohels ) of the Holy Dinover Rebbes". (Antique Jewish Book's Gallery)


"Dynow Okolice" by Janusz Michalak This small paperback book was published in Krosno, 1996.

Dinov Hasidic Dynasty

Dinov דינוב is the name of the Hasidic dynasty, descended from Rabbi Zvi Elimelech Spira of Dinov. The Grand Rebbe Zvi Elimelech Spira (1783–1841), rabbi of Munkacs, and later of Dynów in Galicia was an adherent of the Polish Hasidic leader Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin (the Chozeh of Lublin) and of his uncle, Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, author of Noam Elimelech---Rabbi Spira was instrumental in bringing Hasidic Judaism to Hungary.

He authored works such as Agra D'kala and Chidushei Mahartza, and is commonly called by the title of his most famous work B'nei Yissaschar ("Children of [the tribe] Issachar", named for the biblical Issachar, son of Jacob, because he was told by Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin that he a direct descendant of the tribe of Issachar).

Descendants of Zvi Elimelech became leaders of the communities of

  1. Dynów, Poland (called Dinov in Yiddish),
  2. Munkacs, Hungary (now Mukachevo, Ukraine) (called Munkatch in Yiddish)
  3. Błażowa, Poland (called Bluzhev in Yiddish).