Alesk (Hasidic dynasty)

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Alesk is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Chanoch Henikh Dov Majer. It is named after Alesk, the Yiddish name of Oles'ko, a town in present-day Ukraine.


  • Rebbe Chanoch Henich Dov Mayer (died 1884),[1] first Alesker Rebbe known as the Lev Sameach (lit. "happy heart"), son-in-law of Grand Rabbi Sholom Rokeach of Belz. His works include Lev Sameach on the Torah, Siddur Lev Sameach, and Hagaddah Lev Sameach. He also codified the Torah writings of his father-in-law.
    • Rabbi Yitzchak Maier (died 1904),[2] son of Rebbe Chanoch Henich Dov Mayer.
    • Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi (1832 - 1895),[3] son of Rabbi Joel Ashkenazi and son-in-law of Rebbe Chanoch Henich Dov Mayer.
      • Rabbi Yitzchok Ashkenazi (Weliczker) (died 1942),[4] son of Rabbi Yaakov Hersh Weliczker and son-in-law of Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi.
      • Rabbi Abraham Naftali Ashkenazi (died 1928),[5] son of Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi.
      • Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi (died 1942),[6] son of Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi.
        • Rabbi Meshullam Yissachar Ashkenazi[7] (died November 1994), son of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi.
      • Rabbi Moshe David Ashkenazi (died 1930),[8] son of Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi.
      • Rabbi Israel Ashkenazi[9] (died May 1935), son of Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi.

The current rabbi of Alesk, Rabbi Yitzchok Ashkenazi resides in Brooklyn, NY.

The grand rebbes of Sassov, Kaliv, Stanislov, Trisk, Malin and Radomishel are descendants of the Alesk dynasty.

Stanislav sub-dynasty

Rabbi Asher Anschel Ashkenazi established the Stanislav dynasty in western Ukraine in a town now known as Ivano-Frankivsk. The town used to be called Stanisławów, and is still known in Yiddish as Stanislav.He was a descendant of the Chacham Zvi.

Arriving in London after surviving the Holocaust, Rabbi Meshulem Yisosschor Ashkenasi, born in 1905, became known as the Stanislav-Alesker Rebbe.

Rabbi Uri Ashkenasi, Stanislover Rebbe of London

After his death in 1994, his son, Rabbi Uri Ashkenasi, became the Stanislaver Rebbe of London. He is a well-known mohel and has a Beth midrash in Stamford Hill at 93 Lordship Park, London.[10]


See also


  1. ^ "Grand Rabbi Henich Mayer, Admur Alesk (Olesko)". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "R' Yitzchak Maier, Admur Alesk". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "R' Asher Anschel Ashkenazi, Admur Stanislaw-Olesko". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yitzchok Ashkenazi (Weliczker)". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Abraham Naftali ASHKENAZI". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "R' Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi, Admur Stanislaw". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rabbi Meshullam Yissachar Ashkenazi, Stanislover Rebbe of London". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ "R' Moshe David Ashkenazi of Stanislaw-Lvov". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Israel ASHKENAZI". Retrieved Aug 17, 2016. 
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