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R. Israel of Ruzhin

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R. Israel of Ruzhin: known as the "Holy Ruzhiner"; 1796-1850; great-grandson of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch; one of the leading chassidic rebbes of his time; a close associate of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, third Chabad rebbe
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Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhin, referred to as the Heiliger Ruzhiner, “the holy one of Ruzhin,” was royalty of the Chassidic movement.
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The 3rd of Cheshvan is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of the famed Chassidic master Rabbi Israel of Ruzhin (1797-1850), known as "The Holy Ruzhiner." Rabbi Israel was a great-grandson of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch; a close friendship existed be...
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The saintly Rabbi Yisroel, the famed Ruzhiner Tzaddik, (Rabbi Yisroel Friedman was born in the year 1797 in Pszedborsz, near Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine provine. His father Rabbi Sholorn Shachne was a son of Rabbi Avrohom, known as the "Malach" ("Ang...
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