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Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz
Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz
(Polish: Jakub Izaak Rabinowicz; 1766–1813), also known as the Yid Hakodosh (Yiddish: ייִד הקדוש; Hebrew: היהודי הקדוש, HaYehudi HaKadosh, "The Holy Jew"),[1] was the founder of the Peshischa (פשיסחא, Yiddish) sect of Hasidism
Hasidism
in Przysucha, Poland, which was "an elitist, rationalistic Hasidism
Hasidism
that centered on Talmudic study and formed a counterpoint to the miracle-centered Hasidism
Hasidism
of Lublin."[2] He held court in the grand synagogue of Przysucha. Biography[edit] He was born in 1766. A disciple of The Seer of Lublin, from whom he broke, and the teacher of Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, to whom was passed the helm of his yeshiva, he was also the patriarch of the Biala Hasidic dynasty. His break from The Seer is dramatically recounted in Martin Buber's Gog Und Magog, published in English as For the Sake of Heaven. He died in 1813. Legacy[edit] His teachings are documented in the post-humous work, Wonders of the Holy Jew (נפלאות היהודי). Peshischa Hasidism transmogrified into both Izhbitz and Ger Hasidism, the latter being one of the world's largest contemporary Hasidic sects. References[edit]

^ Shapiro, Rami M. (2003). Hasidic Tales: Annotated & explained. Skylight Paths Publishing. p. xxxix. ISBN 1-893361-86-1.  ^ Dynner, Glenn Davis (2009), "Pshiskhe Hasidic Dynasty," The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews of Eastern Europe, YIVO.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 78668539 LCCN: nr95019114 GND

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