Wednesday, May 2, 2007

15 Iyar - Saraph of Moglenitz

Yahrzeit of R' Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, "the Saraph" (fiery angel) of Moglenitz (1849) He was a descendent, ben acher ben, from the Megaleh Amukos and a Son-in-law of R' Elazar of Lizensk. His father, R' Avi Ezri Zelig was the son-in-law of the Magid of Koznitz. He was raised and taught by his maternal grandfather, the Koznitzer Maggid. He was a talmid of the rebbes of Lublin, Apta, and Peshischah. His son was R' Elimelech of Grodzensk, the father of the Piazeczna Rebbe HY"D.

2 comments:

Michael said...

He was the Third Kozhnitzer Rebbe (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozhnitz_(Hasidic_dynasty)). His sons were R' Elimelech of Grodzensk, (the father of the Piazeczna Rebbe HY"D) and R' Avi Ezri Zelig Shapira of Moglenitz, son-in-law of ADMO"R R' Avraham Yaakov Friedman, the Sadiger Rebbe (the father of R Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapiro, Rebbe of Drohobicz).


30 Nisan. R' Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, of Drohobitcz (1924), son of Avi Ezri Zelig of Mogelnitz and grandson of R' Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, "the Saraph" of Moglenitz and of R' Avraham Yaakov Friedman, the Sadiger Rebbe. Made aliyah with his entire family in 1921. His matzeiva was intact in 1967, when the arab caretaker of Har Zeisim testified that when attempts were made to remove the headstone and that of CMY's wife and mother, the workers' hands shook so hard that they abandoned the task (from sefer Ner Yisroel). His son was Rebbe Avrohom Yaakov Shapira, Rebbe of Drohobicz, son-in-law of Rebbe Nosson Dovid Rabinowitz, Rebbe of Partzov.

A Talmid said...

Wikepedia is incorrect. The Saraph was never known as a Koznitzer Rebbe. He was Rov in Gritza and then Moglenitz. The third Koznitzer Rebbe was R' Elazar, the son of R' Moshe Elyakim Briah, the son of R' Yisroel