Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam

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Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam
Grand Rabbi of Bobov
Term 23 March 2005 – present
Full name Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam
Born 1955
New York
Predecessor Naftali Halberstam
Father Shlomo Halberstam
Mother Freida Rubin
Wife Rosa Wachsman
Children Chaim Shulem
Chaya Fradl
Chana Ruchel
Rifkah Sheindel
Mordechai Dov
Yechezkel Shraga
Avrohom Yehoshua Heshil
Miriam Beila
Yisroel Elimelech

Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam (Hebrew: בן ציון אריה לייבוש הלברשטאם‎) is the current leader of the Bobov Hasidic dynasty.[1][2]

He was born in 1955[3] to the third Bobover rebbe, Grand Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam and Grand Rabbi Shlomo's second wife.

Grand Rabbi Shlomo lost his first wife and most of their children in the Holocaust;[4] he and his successor Naftali Halberstam survived and rebuilt.

After his father's passing in 2000, his older half brother, Grand Rabbi Naftali Halberstam was appointed to be the fourth Bobover Rebbe, and Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish was appointed as "Rav Hatza'ir" ("Younger" Rabbi).[5]

He was initially acting successor, and seven years after Grand Rabbi Naftali's 2005 passing he was appointed as fifth Grand Rabbi of Bobov.[6]

Rebbes of Bobov

  1. Shlomo Halberstam (1847–1905) grandson of the Sanzer Rebbe, Rabbi Chaim Halberstam
  2. Ben Zion Halberstam (1874–1941)
  3. Shlomo Halberstam (third Bobover rebbe) (1907–2000)
  4. Naftali Halberstam (1931–2005) older son of Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam
  5. Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam (b. 1955) younger son of Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam

See also


  1. ^ Nussbaum Cohen, Debra (February 29, 2012). "Serenading the Bobov Bride". The Forward.
  2. ^ "Hasidic Businessman Who Flipped AIDS Home Part of Sect With Cozy Ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio". The Forward. April 1, 2016. The Bobov rebbe, Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam, ...
  3. ^ "Admor Ben Zion Aryeh Leibish Halberstam, 5th Bobover Rebbe ..." Birthdate: 1955
  4. ^ "The Life And Legacy Of Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam". August 1, 2008.
  5. ^ "Contender ABD Bobov".
  6. ^

External links

  • Kol Bobov: Bobover Music (Yiddish Site), of Ben Zion Halberstam
  • Link to Bais Din Ruling (in Hebrew)
  • Halberstam family tree
Religious titles
Preceded by
Grand Rabbi Naftali Zvi Halberstam of Bobov
Grand Rebbe of Bobov
Succeeded by
Current incumbent
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