Rabbi Naftali Horowitz of Mielec

Rabbi Naftali Horowitz of Mielec: the third Mielec Rebbe

Rabbi Naftali Horowitz – great-grandson of Rabbi Naftali of Ropshitz, grandson of Rabbi Jacob Horowitz, son of Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz, and direct descendant of the Ba’al Shem Tov. Rabbi Naftali was the Mielec Rebbe from 1879 until his death in 1916. Photo courtesy Muzeum Historii Fotografii “Jadernowka”

Rabbi Naftali Horowitz was the third Rebbe of Mielec (known also as the “Melitzer Rebbe”). Here is what we know of him and his life.

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Children of Rabbi Naftali Horowitz and Rebbitzin Rachel Kanner:

  • Elimelech (1881 – 1942)
  • Menachem Mendel (1883 – 1943)
  • Beila Miriam (1892 – 1942)
  • Abraham Abish (1897 – 1944)
  • Isaac (1896 – 1978)
  • Baruch (1902 – 1956)
  • Eliezer (?? – 1942)
  • Frieda (?? – ca 1942)
  • Bracha (?? – ca 1942)
  • Tzipporah (?? – ca 1942)
  • Shasha (?? – ca 1942)
  • Ruchama (?? – ??)
  • Tirtza (?? – ??)