Sunday, December 20, 2015

Rare Footage: Sadigura Rebbe Arriving in Israel 1939

Rare Footage of Reb Mordechai Sholom Yosef Friedman, 4th Sadigura Rebbe 'Knesset Mordechai" (1896 - 1979) Arriving in Israel with his wife on a boat in March of 1939.

Sadigura is a Chasidic dynasty named for the city of Sadhora (Sadigura in Yiddish), Bukovina, which belonged to Austria. The dynasty began in 1850 with Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman,  a son of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, and was based in Sadigura until 1914. During the interwar period the dynasty was led by Rebbes in Vienna and Przemyƛl, Poland, and on the eve of World War II was transplanted to Israel, where it thrives to this day.

Sadigura is one of the branches of the Ruzhiner dynasty, together with Bohush, Boyan, Chortkov, Husiatyn, and Shtefanesht.

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