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Joseph Gutnick

Joseph Isaac "Diamond Joe" Gutnick (born June 1952; Hebrew: יוסף יצחק הכהן גוטניק‎) is an Australian businessman and mining industry entrepreneur. He is also an ordained Orthodox rabbi, and is well known for his philanthropy in the Jewish world. He declared bankruptcy in July 2016.[1][2]

Gutnick's father, Rabbi Shneur Chaim HaKohen Gutnick, was born in Zolotonosha, Ukraine, in 1921. He studied at the Telshe yeshiva in Lithuania until 1940 when the country was annexed by the Soviet Union and, via the far east, came to Cairns, Australia in 1941. After serving in the Australian Army until 1944 Gutnick married Rose Chester in 1945 and the couple had six children together, two daughters and four sons, Channah, Peninah, Mordechai, Moshe, Avraham and Joseph. Joseph Gutnick was born in 1952
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Nissan Neminov
Nissan Nemanov (1904–1984),[1] known familiarly as Reb Nissan, was a Belarusian Orthodox rabbi. Specifically, he served as a Mashpia, Hasidic mentor, in the Yeshiva of Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, near Paris, France.[2] He taught many thousands of students during his lifetime,[3] and was renowned for his piety and abstinence.[4] He was buried in the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel.[5] Nemanov was born in Zhlobin on 13 Av, 1904 to Yitzchak and Shaina Chaya Nemanov. He left home and went to study at the tender age of 12 in the Yeshiva of the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Sholom Dov Ber Schneersohn (the Rebbe Rashab)
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Shneur Zalman Fradkin
Shneur Zalman Fradkin of Lublin (1830–1902), also known as the Toras Chessed (after his main work) or The Liader (after his place of birth), was a famous Chabad posek and gaon. He was a disciple of the third Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (also known as the Tzemach Tzedek). Fradkin was born in Liadi, Vitebsk Region, Russian Empire (today Belarus), the city of the founder of the Chabad movement, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, after whom Rabbi Fradkin was named. The sixth Chabad Rebbe, Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, recalled that the local book dealer in Lubavitch would not let Fradkin see the books before purchasing them, because after flipping through the pages he had already memorized the whole book.[1] After marrying, Fradkin traveled to study from Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef of Drivin, where he became a great scholar
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Abraham Hecht
Abraham Hecht (Avraham Berl Hecht) (April 5, 1922 – January 5, 2013) was a Chabad-affiliated American Orthodox rabbi, and president of the Rabbinical Alliance of AmericaIgud HaRabanim.[2][3] Known as a "rabbi's rabbi" and a scholar of Torah, Hecht was regarded by some as one of America's most articulate Orthodox rabbinic leaders. Abraham Hecht was a Hasid (disciple) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and of the previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn. He had the distinction of being one of the first ten students of Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim in America. He also served as a Shaliah ("emissary") in Boston, Buffalo, Newark, and New Haven, establishing Yeshiva Achei T'mimim elementary schools for both boys and girls. Hecht was the rabbi of Congregation Shaare Zion of Brooklyn, New York, the largest Sephardic congregation in North America, comprising more than 3,500 families
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Yosef Heller
Yosef Avraham haLevi Heller is an Orthodox rabbi and a member of the Chabad Hasidic movement. Rabbi Heller serves as an emeritus member of the Bais Din Tzedek (Jewish Rabbinical Court) of the Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; he is an authority on Halacha (Jewish law) and Hasidic philosophy.[1] Rabbi Heller holds the additional position of Rosh Kollel, head of the community's kollel, a yeshiva for married men.[2][3] As a member of the Crown Heights Beth Din (rabbinical court), Rabbi Heller is considered one of the community's chief rabbis (Aramaic, מרא דאתרא (Marah D'Asra)).[4] The rabbinical court is the spiritual and religious body governing the Crown Heights Chabad community
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Yosef Yeshaya Braun
Rabbi Yosef Yeshaya Braun is an Orthodox rabbi and a member of the Chabad Hasidic movement. Rabbi Braun serves as a member of the Beth Din of Crown Heights, the Bais Din Tzedek (Jewish Rabbinical Court) of the Jewish community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; he is an authority on Halacha (Jewish law) and Hasidic philosophy.[1][2][3][4] Rabbi Braun previously served as the rabbi of the Tzemach Tzedek Synagogue in Sydney, Australia.[5][6][7][8] As a member of the Crown Heights Beth Din (rabbinical court), Rabbi Braun is considered one of the community's chief rabbis (Aramaic, מרא דאתרא (Marah D'Asra)).[9] The rabbinical court is the spiritual and religious body governing the Crown Heights Jewish community
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Zelig Sharfstein
Ezriel Zelig Sharfstein (1928–2008) was a prominent Chabad rabbi, the Chief Rabbi of the Vaad Ho'ir of Cincinnati, and an international authority on Jewish law.[1] He was a long time, distinguished member on the Executive Committee of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis.[2] He was born in 1928 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He was ordained as a rabbi in 1952 and married Reba Kazornovsky in 1954.[3] He was hand-picked by Rabbi Eliezer Silver, to teach in the city's Jewish Day School
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Sholom Rivkin
Rabbi Sholom Rivkin (6 June 1926 – 1 October 2011) was an Israeli-born American rabbi. He was the last Chief Rabbi of St. Louis, Missouri, and the last chief rabbi of one of only a few cities in the United States that has ever had a chief rabbi. He held the post of Chief Rabbi from 1983 until 2005 and was Chief Rabbi Emeritus until his death in 2011. He was also a chief judge on the Beth Din of the Rabbinical Council of America, and head of the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, the governing body of the St. Louis Orthodox Jewish community
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Aaron Ha-Levi Ben Moses Of Staroselye
Aaron HaLevi ben Moses (Hurwitz) of Staroselye was a Talmudic scholar and Kabbalist of note who lived in Poland during the latter part of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth. He was one of the most enthusiastic and steadfast disciples of the kabbalist Shneur Zalman of Liadi, rabbi of Liozna and Liadi, and studied under him until he had acquired a full knowledge of his mystic lore. He urged Rabbi Shneur Zalman to publish his work, Tanya (Slavita, 1796); and when the latter was imprisoned by a royal decree in 1798, Aaron traveled from town to town to collect money from his master's followers, to ransom him, or at least to bribe the jailer and the prison warders to allow them to see Rabbi Shneur Zalman. After the latter's death in 1812, Aaron took up his residence as rabbi at Staroselye, and many flocked to him to have the Law explained in accordance with the teachings of his master
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Yaakov Schwei
Aharon Yaakov Schwei (July 9, 1934 – April 24, 2020)[1] was an Orthodox rabbi and a member of the Chabad Hasidic movement. Rabbi Schwei served on the Bais Din Tzedek (Jewish Rabbinical Court) of the Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.[2][3][4][5][6] As a member of the Crown Heights Beth Din (rabbinical court), Rabbi Schwei was considered one of the community's chief rabbis (Aramaic, מרא דאתרא (Marah D'Asra)).[7] The rabbinical court is the spiritual and religious body governing the Crown Heights Chabad community
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Yitzchak Eizik Epstein
Yitzchak Eizik Halevi Epstein was a rabbi and scholar associated with the Chabad Hassidic movement. He served as the rabbi of the Chabad community in Homel, White Russia. In the Chabad community, he is known as Reb Aizel Homiler (or Reb Eizik Homiler). Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Epstein was born in 1770 and joined the Chabad Hassidic movement during the lifetime of the first Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Rabbi Epstein later served as the Av Beth Din in Homel in White Russia for over 50 years. Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik was a leading Hassidic figure during the first three generations of Chabad Hassidism. He authored a number of works on the subject of Chabad philosophy including Sh'tei HaMeorot (Brooklyn, 1971) and Chanah Ariel (Berditchov, 1912).[1][2][3][4] Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik's father was Rabbi Mordechai Halevi Epstein. His grandfather was Rabbi Dovid Halevi Epstein, chief rabbi of Lutsk
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