Chassidut Bobov

The Bobover Rebbe at the Kotel (Western Wall)

Maybe someone can let me know which one of the two Bobover Rebbes is visiting Israel at the moment. 🙂


12 thoughts on “The Bobover Rebbe at the Kotel (Western Wall)

  1. I think its the main one but I’m not sure. I managed to catch the tail end of the tisch in Geulah. 3000 or so people but very lively.

  2. B”H

    I am always confused when it comes to the two Bobover Rebbes, the two Vishnitzer Rebbes in Bnei Brak or the two Satmarer Rebbes.

    Did the Rebbe have his Tish at Supnik ?

    • nothing to be confused about, The Rebbe Reb Shloimeleh came to America with one son Naftulche his wife Naftulche’s mother was murdered in the war. Reb Shloimeleh remarried and had a second son Naftulche’s half brother Ben Tzion who during his father’s lifetime was called the Yinge Ruv. When Reb Shloimeleh was niftar Naftulche became Rebbe. Naftulche had no sons but he had two daughters. When Naftulche was niftar some of the chassidim went to his half brother Ben Tzion the Yinge Ruv and the rest went to Reb Naftulche’s younger son in law Reb Mordechai Duvid Unger who became Rebbe and took his brother in law Reb Shia Rubin as Ruv and they jointly lead the chassidus. and that was when the fight got taken to bais din and court. Even though Reb Mordechai Duvid and Reb Shia were in the right they decided that for the sake of sholom they would give in and call their chassidus Bobov 45. Reb Mordechai Duvid’s father was the Dombrover Rebbe when he was niftar one of Reb Mordechai Duvid’s brothers became the Dombrover Rebbe and another brother Reb Moishe Yoisef who is the son in law of the Veitzner Ruv Rav Tzvi Hirsch Meisels who was the brother in law of Reb Shloimeleh took over the Veitzner Cheder in Chicago. That is the short version.
      Ben Tzion is the one who is here now.

  3. I’ve been cheating/making due with the information that is on Wikipedia even though it might not be completely accurate. It was on Malchei Yisrael near where that old church looking building is which I think is now a Gerrer institution of some sort as I always see gerrer guys going in and out. The tent might even still be up.

  4. The tish was on Malchei Yisrael near where that old church looking building is. I always see Gerrer Chassidim going in and out as I guess there is a Gerrer institution there. The tent might even still be up.

  5. B”H

    I know what you mean. It used to be a German church and then an IDF army base. The army abandoned the building and I don’t know who took over afterwards. I am not sure whether it is Gur. You see the Gerrer because their Beit Midrash is almost right across but I don’t know if the took over the former IDF building.

    I suppose there was more space than at Supnik Square / Kikar Shabbat. A few years ago, the Satmarer Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum gave his Tish at Supnik and it was unbelievably packed. I went to the Ezrat Nashim but, due to the Mechitzah, I saw nothing.

  6. B”H

    The Halberstam family is huge and I am always getting confused about who is who, This is the main reason why I have been avoiding writing about Zanz and other family branches. There are a few Bobovers here in Jerusalem and I know a woman from Dushinksy who married a Bobover Chassid (but I don’t know which Rebbe they follow).

    Personally, I find it a real pity that Bobov had to split.

  7. Sorry. I really didn’t mean to post twice. As far as I know the Halberstam family is also connected to the Twerskis which is also a huge family. I know a daughter of Rabbi Dr. Avraham Twerski and she mentioned that he is her either grandfather or great great grandfather.

    From my understanding, Bobov is huge like Satmar is and I guess one rebbe per 300,000+ people is a bit much? I’m just learning all this.

  8. B”H

    As far as I know: You never see the Bobover participating in any demonstrations. I once heard that that philosophy is:

    Whatever a Jew does, he does it for a reason. And Bobov does not interfere.

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