Simcha Bunim Alter (Hebrew: שמחה בונים אלתר‬; April 6, 1898 – August 6, 1992), also known as the Lev Simcha (Hebrew: לב שמחה‬) after the works he authored, was the sixth Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger, a position he held from 1977 until his passing. [1] In 1980, he instituted Yerushalmi Yomi, the daily learning of a page of the Jerusalem Talmud, similar to the renowned Daf Yomi for the Babylonian Talmud.[2] He died of unknown causes on July 7, 1992 (7th of Tammuz 5752) and was interred in the cave of the Gerrer Rebbes in the Mount of Olives cemetery.

Rebbes of Ger[edit] Yitzchak Meir Alter (1799–1866) Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin (1798–1870) Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (1847–1905) Avraham Mordechai Alter (1866–1948) Yisrael Alter (1895–1977) Simcha Bunim Alter (1898–1992) Pinchas Menachem Alter (1926–1996) Yaakov Aryeh Alter (b. 1939) References[edit]

^ Obituary: Rabbi Simha Bunem Alter, The Independent, (July 11, 1992).

^ Holder, Meir (1986). History of the Jewish People: From Yavneh to Pumbedisa. Mesorah Publications Ltd. p. 315. ISBN 9780899064994. 

Jewish titles

Preceded byYisrael Alter

Gerrer Rebbe1977–1992

Succeeded byPinchas Menachem Alter

Authority control WorldCat Identities GND: 137309686 ISNI: 0000 0000 6162 1629 LCCN: nr94009268 VI