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Rebbe Yitzchok Tzvi Taub

June 29th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Modzitzer Rebbe of the Bronx
d. 24 Cheshvan, 1964
The Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Yisroel a grandson of Rebbe Yechezkel of Kuzmir (d. 1846) was the founding father of the Modzitzer chasidic court.
Rebbe Yisrael Taub, second son of Rebbe Shmuel Eliyahu of Zvolin, was born in 1849. In 1888, he succeeded his father in Zvolin and in 1891 relocated to Modrzyc (Demblin), Poland, where he soon became known as the Modzitzer Rebbe. The Rebbe famous for his composition abilities is believed to have composed over 200 melodies. A story is told that the Rebbe, who suffered greatly from diabetes traveled to Berlin in 1913 for a critical life saving operation. Observing the beautiful architectural buildings in Berlin from his hospital window, the Rebbe was visibly saddened. The view by comparison reminded him of the desolation and destruction of Yerusalyim. During the operation he composed his epic masterpiece based on the words of Ezkero (recited on Yom Kippur). The niggun (melody) comprised of 36 sections each contrasting in nature and takes over a half-hour to sing, is still popular with Modzitzer chassidim today. His teachings on Breishis, Shemos and Vayikra have been collected and published under the title Divrei Yisrael. Unfortunately, the writings on Bamidbar and Devarim were lost.
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Washington Cemetery
104 Deans Rhode Hall Road
Monmouth Junction (Deans), NJ 08852
(Corner North First and South First Street, across from the Dombrova Section)
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Tags: Admorim · Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · Kuzmir / Modzitz · New Jersey

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 binyamin // Jun 29, 2009 at 7:48 am

    http://taubsacolick.blogspot.com/

  • 2 binyamin // Jun 29, 2009 at 7:54 am

    http://www.bhol.co.il/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&topic_id=2628132&forum_id=6685

  • 3 Nachum S // Jul 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    The Rebbe also had a shule in Miami Beach for many years.

  • 4 Miller // Jul 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Nachum,
    Interesting note, his granddaughter does not mention it in her blog (see link above), are you sure it is this Mudzitzer Rebbe?

  • 5 Nachum S // Jul 15, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I have letters from him, written his Miami Beach stationary.

  • 6 Miller // Jul 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Nachum can you send me one via amail?

    millerscranton @gmail.com

  • 7 admin // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Photo Credit: Agudath Chasidei Modzitz V’chovvov, Kislev, 5702

  • 8 YD Miller // Oct 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Nachum,

    I found letters written on his Miami Beach stationary, but it does not mention that he actually had a Shul there.

    Here are some of his letters from the Bloch Collection:
    http://www.archive.org/stream/chaimbloch00reel03#page/n475/mode/1up

  • 9 menachem // Jun 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

    does anyone know where the divrei yisroel is buried?

  • 10 Cheskel // Jun 13, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Warsaw

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