The Info List - Pinchas Menachem Alter

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PINCHAS MENACHEM ALTER ( Hebrew : פינחס מנחם אלתר‬, June 9, 1926 – March 7, 1996), also known as the PNEI MENACHEM ( Hebrew פני מנחם after the works he authored, was the seventh Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger , a position he held from 1992 until his death in 1996.


* 1 Early years * 2 Succession as rebbe * 3 Death and burial * 4 Rebbes of Ger * 5 References


Pinchas Menachem was born in Falenica , near Warsaw , Poland
. He was the only offspring of the second marriage of his father, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter , the fourth Rebbe of Ger, to Feyge Mintshe Biderman. Pinchas Menachem had four half-brothers and two half-sisters from his father's first marriage—including the fifth Rebbe of Ger, Rabbi Yisrael Alter , and Rabbi Simcha Bunim Alter , the sixth Rebbe of Ger.

Pinchas Menachem's bar mitzva took place near Ludmir in Poland
(now western Ukraine
) not long before the outbreak of World War II in 1939. After the war, he married his cousin, Tzipora Alter. In the 1950s, he was appointed rosh yeshiva of Sfas Emes, the flagship yeshiva of Ger in Jerusalem, Israel.


Rabbi Pinchas Menachem succeeded his half-brother, Rabbi Simcha Bunim Alter , to become Rebbe in 1992. His position as rosh yeshiva of Sfas Emes Yeshiva was assumed by his son, Rabbi Shaul Alter, who is widely regarded as an eminent Talmudic scholar.

During his tenure, Rabbi Pinchas Menachem continued the policies of his half-brothers, Rabbi Simcha Bunim and Rabbi Yisrael, by supporting the political work of the Agudat Israel of Israel party, promoting the interests of Haredi Judaism