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"), was the founder of the Peshischa (פשיסחא, Yiddish)
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
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.
* ^ 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.
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 78668539 * LCCN : nr95019114 * GND :