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Lot #    22244
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 11:19:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    R. Nahum Joshua Patashnik, Admor of Dabrowice
Title (Hebrew)    ' '
Author    [Ms. - Hasidim]
City    Dabrowice
Publication Date    1923
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2] pp., 200:118 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, beautiful Ashkenazic script, signed, dated, and stamped.
   R. Nahum Joshua Halevi Patashnik, Admor of Dabrowice (d. 1942) son of R. Abraham Shmuel of Brzezany, a descendant of Chernobyl, and of R. David HaMaggid (d. 1809). R. Nahum married Hinde Perel, the daughter of R. Alter Mordecai Sefard of Ostrog, of the Rav Yeive dynasty. He was ordained by R. Hayyim Soloveitchik and spent fifteen years in the home of his father-in-law, learning. He was also the brother in law of the Admor of Belz.

He became rabbi in Dabrowice in 1911 but was always known as the "rebbe of Brzezany." He was very active in the Agudah, and lead the regional Rabbinical Association. He was in charge of eight neighboring communities.

In the Second World War, he advised the Jews to join the partisans. He, his wife, his son R. Yitzhak, his son's wife, Bathsheva, and their three children were shot by the Nazis together with a group of 16,000 Jews. The Nazis ordered him to remove his talit katan - he refused and was hit by the murderers until his blood flowed over the bodies of the 16,000 victims.

   M. Unger, Admorim SheNisfu BaShoa, pp. 227-231; Enc. Has. pp. 359-60; Alfasi, Enc. col. 411
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica