Alter Icchak Majer

Icchak Majer Alter - Personal data
Date of birth: 1789
Place of birth: Magnuszew
Date of death: 10th March 1866
Place of death: Góra Kalwaria
Related towns: Kock

Alter Yitzchak Meir (1789–1866), Talmudist and Kabbalist, one of the Hasidic leaders in Poland. From 1859, the tzaddik in Góra Kalwaria, the founder of the Hasidic dynasty; from among the Hasidic leaders in the Polish territories, he gained the greatest authority and notability. Author of numerous halakhic and ritual works, including comments to the Talmud (vol. 1–5 1860–1870).

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