Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Kolbuszowa Rebbe HY"D

The Kolbuszowa Rebbe, Yechiel Teitelbaum, is forced to pose for a photograph in his tallit and tefillin (prayer shawl and phylacteries) in front of his home in the ghetto.

The Rebbe was later relocated to the Rzeszow ghetto, where he and his two granddaughters were murdered.

Note: Picture and text were taken from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives Online Catalog


At September 14, 2006 at 10:30:00 AM EDT, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

Such a haunting picture. The tefillin are so large, they really come out at you! What line is Kolbuszowa from?

At September 14, 2006 at 12:37:00 PM EDT, Anonymous A Yid said...

From "Yismach Moyshe" (i.e. Teitelboyms). Satmar Rebe was in Kolbushev for a while as well, untill he moved to Satmar.

At September 14, 2006 at 3:53:00 PM EDT, Anonymous A Yid said...

Interesting story related to Kolbushev.

A grandfather of my firend's wife used to live there. Kolbushev is in Galicia, and he learned in regular Galicianishe yeshiva. But it started to become more Hungarian with time (yeshiva I mean). That grandfather belonged to a small circle of mekubolim from Kolbushev (he was one of the youngest). Becaue the yeshiva started to turn Hungarish they eventually forced him to live the yeshiva, because they didn't allow Kabolo study. During the war he was a partisan, and survived.

He related an interesting thing that he learned from his rebe in that chaburo of mekubolim. He once asked him, how he to learn Kabolo and nistar. His teacher said, that there are thousands of sheorim (gates) to Kabolo, and he has to find his own. Otherwise, if he'll try to enter someone else's, he'll not succeed.

At September 15, 2006 at 7:19:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thanks for the story, A Yid!

At September 21, 2006 at 4:33:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a pair of tefillin just like that at my father's house. He brought them with him from Europe, and I always wondered how you could put them on the proper place for the shel rosh.


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