Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz of Mielec

Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz of Mielec: the second Mielec Rebbe

Rabbi Yehuda Horowitz was the second 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 Yehuda Horowitz and Rebbitzin Reizel Sarah Shapiro:

  • Naftali (1845 – 1916)
  • Frieda (?? – ??)
  • Israel Chaim (ca 1850 – ca 1900)
  • Esther Roza (?? – ??)

Rededication of Rebbetzin Reizel Sarah’s Tombstone

The Melitzer Rebbe of Ashdod, Rabbi Naftali Asher Yeshayahu Moskowitz, paid tribute to the late Rebbezin Reizel Sarah Horowitz in March 2021 at a rededication ceremony of her tombstone.

Rabbi Naftali Moskowitz, the Melitzer Rebbe of Ashdod, honoring the late Rebbetzin Reizel Sarah Horowitz. This photo was taken during a rededication ceremony of her restored tombstone in Israel in March 2021.

The English translation is as follows:

The Rebbezin of Mielec

Here lies

The Righteous Rebbetzin

Reizel Sarah

Daughter of Rabbi Chaim Meir Yechiel

of Mogilnice

Granddaughter of the Rebbe of Kozienice

Son-in-law of the son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer, son of

Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk

wife of

Rabbi Yehuda of Mielec

son of Rabbi Jacob, son of

Rabbi Naftali Tzvi of Ropczyce

died the 27th of Nisan 5643 [2 July 1883]

May her soul be bound in the bond of life