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Yaakov Aryeh Alter
YAAKOV ARYEH ALTER (Polish : Jakub Arie Alter, Hebrew
Hebrew
יעקב אריה אלתר‬, born 1939), is the eighth and current Rebbe
Rebbe
of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger , a position he has held since 1996. He lives in Israel
Israel
and has followers in the United States
United States
, Europe
Europe
and Canada
Canada
. The Gerrer Rebbe
Rebbe
is internationally known for his menschlichkeit . BECOMES REBBERabbi Yaakov Aryeh's father was Rabbi Simcha Bunim Alter , also known as the Lev Simcha, the sixth Gerrer Rebbe. When Rabbi Simcha Bunim died in 1992, he was succeeded by his half-brother, Rabbi Pinchas Menachem Alter . Upon the latter's unexpected death in 1996, Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter
Yaakov Aryeh Alter
was chosen as the next Rebbe
Rebbe
of Ger
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada
O Canada
"------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen " CAPITAL
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Europe
EUROPE —a concept dating back to classical antiquity — is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia . Europe
Europe
is bordered by the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The eastern boundary with Asia
Asia
is an arbitrary historical and social construct , as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. The primarily physiographic term "continent" as applied to Europe
Europe
also incorporates cultural and political elements whose discontinuities and lines of demarcation are not reflected by the continent's current overland boundaries with Asia
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Bris Milah
The BRIT MILAH (Hebrew : בְּרִית מִילָה‎, pronounced ; Ashkenazi pronunciation: , "covenant of circumcision "; Yiddish pronunciation: bris ) is a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony performed by a mohel ("circumciser") on the eighth day of a male infant's life. The brit milah is followed by a celebratory meal (seudat mitzvah )
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Mensch
MENSCH (Yiddish: מענטש‎ mentsh, cognate with the German word Mensch meaning a "human being") means "a person of integrity and honor". The opposite of a "mensch" is an "unmensch", meaning an utterly unlikeable or unfriendly person. According to Leo Rosten , the Yiddish
Yiddish
maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish
Yiddish
, a "mensch" is "someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being 'a real mensch' is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous." The term is used as a high compliment, implying the rarity and value of that individual's qualities. CONTENTS * 1 Details * 2 Mensch on the Bench * 3 See also * 4 References DETAILSIn Yiddish
Yiddish
, mentsh roughly means "a good person"
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Talmud
—— Tannaitic —— * Mishnah
Mishnah
* Tosefta
Tosefta
—— Amoraic ( Gemara
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Judaism
JUDAISM (from Latin : Iudaismus, derived from Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, originally from Hebrew יהודה‎, Yehudah, "Judah "; in Hebrew: יהדות‎, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos ) is an ancient monotheistic Abrahamic religion
Abrahamic religion
, with the Torah
Torah
as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh
Tanakh
or Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash
Midrash
and the Talmud . It encompasses the religion , philosophy , culture and way of life of the Jewish people . Judaism
Judaism
is considered by religious Jews
Jews
to be the expression of the covenantal relationship that God
God
established with the Children of Israel
Israel

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Israel
Coordinates : 31°N 35°E / 31°N 35°E / 31; 35 State of Israel * מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew ) * دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic ) Flag Emblem ANTHEM: " Hatikvah " (Hebrew for "The Hope") Capital and largest city Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(internationally unrecognized ) 31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES * Hebrew *
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust
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Poland
Coordinates : 52°N 20°E / 52°N 20°E / 52; 20 Republic of Poland Rzeczpospolita
Rzeczpospolita
Polska (Polish ) Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Mazurek Dąbrowskiego Poland
Poland

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Łódź
ŁóDź (/wuːtʃ/ wooch , /lɒdz/ lodz ; Polish: ( listen ); Yiddish : לאדזש‎, Lodzh; also written as LODZ) is the third-largest city in Poland
Poland
and a former industrial centre. Located in the central part of the country, it has a population of 693,797 (2017). It is the capital of Łódź Voivodeship , and is approximately 135 kilometres (84 mi) south-west of Warsaw
Warsaw
. The city's coat of arms is an example of canting : depicting a boat. It alludes to the city's name which translates literally as "boat." Łódź
Łódź
was once a small settlement that first appeared in written records in around 1332. In the early 15th century it was granted city rights , but remained a rather small and insubstantial town
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Polish Language
POLISH (język polski, polszczyzna) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland
Poland
and is the native language of the Poles
Poles
. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of the West Slavic languages . Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. It is one of the official languages of the European Union
European Union
. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet , which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script (ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż). Polish is closely related to Kashubian , Silesian , Upper Sorbian , Lower Sorbian , Czech and Slovak
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Hebrew
HEBREW (/ˈhiːbruː/ ; עִבְרִית‎, Ivrit ( listen ) or ( listen )) is a Northwest Semitic language native to Israel
Israel
, spoken by over 9 million people worldwide. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors, although the language was not referred to by the name Hebrew
Hebrew
in the Tanakh
Tanakh
. The earliest examples of written Paleo- Hebrew
Hebrew
date from the 10th century BCE. Hebrew
Hebrew
belongs to the West Semitic branch of the Afroasiatic language family. Hebrew
Hebrew
is the only living Canaanite language left, and the only truly successful example of a revived dead language . Hebrew
Hebrew
had ceased to be an everyday spoken language somewhere between 200 and 400 CE, declining since the aftermath of the Bar Kokhba revolt
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Rebbe
REBBE (Hebrew : רבי‎‎) /ˈrɛbɛ/ or /ˈrɛbi/ , is a Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word rabbi , which means "master, teacher, or mentor". Like the title "rabbi" it refers to teachers of Torah
Torah
or leaders of Judaism . In common parlance of modern times, the term "The Rebbe" is often used specifically by Hasidim to refer to the leader of their Hasidic movement
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Avraham Mordechai Alter
AVRAHAM MORDECHAI ALTER (Polish : Abraham Mordekhaj Alter, Hebrew : אברהם מרדכי אלתר‎‎; 25 December 1866 – 3 June 1948), also known as the IMREI EMES after the works he authored, was the fourth Rebbe
Rebbe
of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger , a position he held from 1905 until his death in 1948. He was one of the founders of the Agudas Israel
Israel
in Poland and was influential in establishing a network of Jewish schools there. It is claimed that at one stage he led over 200,000 Hasidim. CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 World War II * 3 Death and legacy * 4 Rebbes of Ger * 5 References PERSONAL LIFE Gerrer