Kapishnitzer Rebbe’s Nichum Aveilim Letter

  • Kapitshnitser Rebbe shlitaRabbi Yitzchak Meir Flintenstein, grandson of Reb Abraham Joshua Heshel is currently the Kapishnitzer Rebbe in Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of the Ohev Yisrael Institutions, the world famous Machon Sifsei Tzaddikim for publishing of manuscripts and chassidic writings. He has a large following in both Israel and around the world.

Click here  Kapitnicher Rebbe Letter to read it.

Some Information on his lineage and about him and his connection to Lubavitch

Apta (Hasidic dynasty)

Apt is the name of a Hasidic dynasty within Haredi Judaism. Its founder, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt, popularly known as the Apter Rebbe or Apter Rov, was born in ZhmigridPoland in 1748 and died in MezhbizhUkraineRussian Empire in 1825.

Lineage of the Mezhbizh-Zinkov dynasty

Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt was the founder of the Apt-Mezhbizh-Zinkover Hasidic dynasty. In honor of the dynasty’s founder, his descendants adopted the family name Heshel.
The males in this family took wives several different times from the family of the Ryzhiner Rebbe.

  • R. Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt (1748–1825)
    • R. Yitschak Meir of Zinkov (1776-1854)
    • R. Yosef Moshe of Mezhbizh
    • R. Meshulam Zusia of Zinkov (1813-1865)
    • R. Chaim Menachem of Zinkov (1837-1894)
    • R. Pinchas of Zinkov (1872-1916)
    • R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Zinkov
      • R. Moses of Zinkov (1879-1923)
    • R. Chaim Menachem of Zinkov-Bnei Brak
      • R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Mezhbizh (1832-1881)
    • R. Israel Shalom Joseph of Mezhbizh (1853-1911)
    • R. Yitshak Meir of Mezhbizh-Haifa (1904-1985)
    • R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Mezhbizh-Tarnopol (1892-1943)
    • R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Kopyczynce (1888-1967). His daughter Chava was married to Shneur Zalman Gurary, a chassid of the last two Lubavitcher Rebbes.[1] Their son, Itche Meir Gurary, was asked by Kopyczyncer chassidim to succeed his grandfather as the next Kopyczyncer Rebbe. However, he chose to remain as mashpia in Tomchei Tmimim of Montreal.
    • R. Moshe Mordechai Heshel of Kopyczynce (1914-1975) Died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage.
    • R. Isaac M. Heschel, son of R. Moshe Mordechai Heshel. In 1999, together with the assistance of his mother and youngest brother,R. Avraham Y. Heschel, they founded Chasdei Moshe – Kopyczynitz, an outreach organization in Brooklyn, N.Y., dedicated in memory of the late Grand Rabbi and the continuity of the Kopyczynitzers. A division of that organization was inaugurated in the fall of 2000, the Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought, a think tank devoted to bringing a greater understanding of Chasidic culture to the secular society.
      • R. Meshulam Zusia Heschel, the youngest son of R. Abraham Joshua Heschel. His daughter, Shoshana Bluma Reizel, is married to Rabbi Nachum Dov Brayer the current Boyaner Rebbe.
    • Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Flintenstein, grandson of Reb Abraham Joshua Heshel is currently the Kapishnitzer Rebbe in Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of the Ohev Yisrael Institutions, the world famous Machon Sifsei Tzaddikim for publishing of manuscripts and chassidic writings. He has a large following in both Israel and around the world.
    • R. Meshulam Zusia of Mezhbizh (1871-1920)
    • R. Moses Mordecai of Mezhbizh and Pelzovizna, Warsaw (1873-1916)
    • Prof. Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907, Warsaw, Poland – December 23, 1972), Professor of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism atJewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), the main seminary of Conservative Judaism. He was an author, civil rights activist, and leader in the Conservative movement.
    • Prof. Susannah Heschel (born 1952), Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apta_(Hasidic_dynasty)

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