Thursday, June 5, 2008

יארצייט ב' סיון

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, the Ahavas Yisroel, was niftar on 2 Sivan 5696. Pictured are the AH with his cousin the Kopycynitzer Rebbe, Reb Yitzchok Meir, zt"l. Notice one thing you don't see much these days: modern-looking chassidim "hanging out" with the Rebbe and swallowing every word. I thank the anonymous donor of the pictures.

I believe that's RCM of Vizhnitz seated next to his father.

Also seen: Reb Moshe'le Vizhnitzer.

Reb Moshe'le smiling behind his zeide.


Anonymous said...

They still Hang out with the Modern looking who do you think is paying the bills the chassidim?

mib said...

It is R' Chaim Meir next to his father in the first picture. Also seen in the first picture is the Damesek Eliezer sitting next to his Shver the Kopitchinitzer

Anonymous said...

How pleasant a sight to see 2 Great Rebbeim meeting and not a piece of silver or fancy dishes on the table, as opposed to these days, when we are constantly shown pictures of Rebbeim meeting with luxurious pieces of silver in front of them.

Anonymous said...

anon of the silver thing,
it looks like they are on "datche', hence no silver

schneur said...

Modern looking Chassidim - these are Oberlandische Yidden who liked Peylische Gutte Yidden .Sometimes Jews from Germany and Viennese Charedim.
In the resorts of Central Europe (where most of the rebbische pictures after WW1 originate) Ashkenzaim from Germany and Hungary predominated.
After all how many harepashne Yidden from Tarnow, Radom or Bendin could afford vacations. Even the local gevir was usually a "melech evyon".
In Poland if you did not have a beard you did not wear a bekische, and if you were clean shaven you did not have long peyoth behind the ears.
This custom stems from a different region.

An Ailemesher said...

How is this Kapishnetzer related to R. Zalman Gurarie's father-in-law?

While on the topic, I don't think that it would be possible for a chassidishe rebbe now to take a Lubavitcher son-in-law.

Hirshel Tzig said...

This Kopycynitzer was Reb Zalman's Shver's father. You may be right, but they wouldn't take a Litvisher son in law either, like the Amshinover took.

Avrumik said...

The Kapitchnitzer in the pictures was the father of R' Zalman's Shver.

The Amshinover Rebbe took a litvisher son-in-law when he was in Shanghai. In Poland he most likely would not have.

On the other hand, it was bashert in both instances.

An Ailemesher said...

The litvack's beard was definitely bashert.

schneur said...

There were other rebbes in Poland who had Lubavitcher eydemer. The Zalmanov family married into the Vorker (ofeler Rebbe) dynasty. Th Gourary's also married into the Radziner (Leiner) rebbe's family.
The Tzemach Tzedek took a Radziminer eynikel (Gutterman) as his son in law.
Why would a Lubavitcher want to be a CHADBAN in another chassidus today ?