ARYEH LEIB OF OŹARÓW (d. 1833), ḥasidic ẓaddik, founder of the Oźarów dynasty of ẓaddikim in Poland. He was a pupil of jacob isaac ha-Ḥozeh ("the seer") of Lublin and of his father-in-law Reuben ha-Levi of Dzierzgowice, author of Duda'im ba-Sadeh (1858). He became a ẓaddik in Oźarów in 1815 and later moved to Opole, but never gained a large following. His teachings are quoted by his grandson Aryeh Leib in Birkat Tov (1938). The Oźarów dynasty continued until World War II, when most of its members perished in the holocaust . One of his descendants was the rabbinical author MOSES JEHIEL EPSTEIN of Oźarów (d. 1971), who settled in Israel in 1953. He was awarded the Israel Prize of 1967 for his ten-volume series Esh Dat (1951), discourses on the ḥasidic approach to the concepts of "love of Israel" and "love of Torah," and Be'er Moshe (1964), a commentary on the Torah. (Itzhak Alfassi)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • ḤASIDISM — ḤASIDISM, a popular religious movement giving rise to a pattern of communal life and leadership as well as a particular social outlook which emerged in Judaism and Jewry in the second half of the 18th century. Ecstasy, mass enthusiasm, close knit …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ozharov (Hasidic dynasty) — The Ozerov Hasidic dynasty is a Hasidic group that began in 1827 when Rabbi Yehudah Leib Epstein, Rabbi of Ożarów in Poland since 1811, assumed leadership of his Hasidim ( disciples ). Rabbi Epstein was a disciple of the Seer of Lublin, the Holy… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.