Rabbincal Dynasty of Mielec

Rabbincal Dynasty of Mielec

Overview

Mielec’ Jewish community was led by three generations of rabbis now known as the Melitzer Rebbes:

R’Jacob Horowitz ZTVK”L (1784-1836), the son of R’Naftali Tzvi Horowitz of Kolbuszowa (Kolbasov) ZTVK”L. He was succeeded by his son…

R’Yehuda Horowitz ZTVK”L (1820-1879), the second Melitzer Rebbe, and then by Yehuda’s son…

R’Naftali Horowitz ZTVK”L (1845-1915), the third Melitzer Rebbe.

The Melitzer Rabbinical dynasty survived the Shoah; the great-great-great grandson of R’Jacob Horowitz, R’Naftali Asher Yeshayah Moskowitz RBIH”K, is the current leader of the Melitzer Shul in Ashdod, Israel. There is an excellent book by R’Aaron Halberstam that chronicles the lives and accomplishments of the three generations of Mielec Rabbis.

Lineage of Melitzer Rebbes

We start with:

0. Naftali Tzvi HOROWITZ (1760-1827), Rebbe of Ropszyce + Shaindel STUKER (1730-1790)

whose son,

1. R. Jacob HOROWITZ, (1784-1839), the First Melitzer Rebbe after first being the Rebbe of Kolbuszowa. He and his wife Shprintza UNGER of Pińchów (daughter of R. Efraim Fishel UNGER of Pińchów) had the following children:

  • Breindel Gitel HOROWITZ (1810-?) + Moses Joshua Hirsch ZEHENWIRTH (?-?)
Children of Breindel Gitel HOROWITZ + Moses Joshua Hirsch ZEHENWIRTH:

--- Abraham Alter ZEHENWIRTH (1852-1916) + Yocheved FRANKEL (1852-?) 
---- Jacob ZEHENWIRTH (1900-1953) 
--- Nechamah ZEHENWIRTH (?-?) + Reuven Chaim NUSSBAUM (?-?), Moreh Tzedek of Mielec 
---- Chana NUSSBAUM (1864-1933) 
---- Shprintza NUSSBAUM (?-?) + David Moses LIPSCHITZ (?-?) 
----- Hirsch Tzvi LIPSCHITZ (1881-?) + Reisel ZINNEMAN (1883-?) 
------ Moses David LIPSCHITZ (?-1945) 
------ Chaya LIPSCHITZ (?-?) + ? ROSENBERG (?-?) 
----- Aaron Yehuda LIPSCHITZ (1880-?) + Chana FENSTER (1881-?) 
----- Samuel Joseph LIPSCHITZ (1893-1944) + Feiga Leah HELLMAN (?-?) 
------ Bina LIPSCHITZ 
----- Naftali LIPSCHITZ (1891-?) + Regina APTER (?-?) 
----- Pinchas LIPSCHITZ (1898-1951) + Rosa STERN (1915-2009)

and then Jacob and Shprintza’s first son,

2. R. Yehuda HOROWITZ (1820-1879), the Second Melitzer Rebbe + Reizel Sure SHAPIRO

who had a son,

3. R. Naftali HOROWITZ (1845-1916), the Third Melitzer Rebbe + Rachel Sarah KANNER (?-?)

who had two sons that became the last two Melitzer Rebbes:

4. R. Meilech HOROWITZ (1881-1942), the Fourth Melitzer Rebbe + Bina/Dina HOROWITZ (?-1945)

Children of Meilech HOROWITZ + Bina/Dina HOROWITZ:

----- Leah HOROWITZ (1902-1953) + Israel SPIELER (1904-1965) 
------ Rachel SPIELER (1934-1994)

----- Abraham Abish HOROWITZ (?-1945) + Shaindel? HOROWITZ (?-?) 
----- Chaim Naftali HOROWITZ (1918-1945) 

----- Chaya HOROWITZ (?-1945) 

----- Alter Yehuda HOROWITZ (?-?) + ? LAM (?-?) 
------ Noah HOROWITZ 
------ Chadah HOROWITZ 
------ Rachel HOROWITZ
R. Elimelech HOROWITZ, the Fourth Melitzer Rebbe

5. R. Menachem Mendel HOROWITZ (1883-1943), the Fifth Melitzer Rebbe + Fruma Beila ISRAEL (1892-1945)

Children of Menachem Mendel HOROWITZ + Fruma Beila ISRAEL:

----- Yechezkel Shraga HOROWITZ (?-?) 

----- Chaim Pinchas HOROWITZ (1912-1944) + Chaya Matilda GROSS (?-1944) 
------ Perl HOROWITZ (?-1944) 
------ Sarah HOROWITZ (?-1944) 

----- Alter Elimelech HOROWITZ (1922-1945) 

----- Yehuda HOROWITZ (?-?) 

----- Sarah Yehudit HOROWITZ (?-?) 

----- Jacob Moses HOROWITZ (?-?) 

and 13 more children of R. Naftali HOROWITZ + Rachel Sarah KANNER:

Other children of Naftali HOROWITZ + Rachel Sarah KANNER, and their descendants:

---- David HOROWITZ (1889-1957) + Pesl RUBIN (1889-?) 
----- Beila Miriam HOROWITZ (1909-?) 
----- Pearl HOROWITZ (1912-?) 
----- Sarah HOROWITZ (1919-?) 

---- Beila Miriam HOROWITZ (1892-1942) + Yechezkel HOLSHTOK 

---- Abraham Abish HOROWITZ (1897-1944) + Hinda Shaindel WEISS (?-1945) 
----- Joseph Meir HOROWITZ (?-?) 
----- Perl HOROWITZ (1918-2012) 
----- Naftali HOROWITZ (?-?) 
----- Shmuel Tzvi HOROWITZ (1921-1997) 
----- Miriam HOROWITZ (?-?) 

---- Isaac HOROWITZ (1896-1978), Rebbe of Mielec, later Rabbi in New York + Chava Perl HOROWITZ (1895-?) 
----- Samuel Aaron HOROWITZ (1922-2003) 
----- Reizel Sarah HOROWITZ (1926-1966) 
----- Bella HOROWITZ (1927-?) 
----- Rachel HOROWITZ (1932-?) 
----- Etel HOROWITZ (1935-?) 

---- Baruch HOROWITZ (1902-1956), Rabbi in New York + ? EICHENSTEIN (?-?) 

---- Baruch HOROWITZ (1902-1956), Rabbi in New York + Chaya Sarah WEISSBLUM (?-?) 

---- Eliezer (Lozerl) HOROWITZ (?-1942), Rebbe of Borowa and later Mielec + Miriam Yocheved KANNER (?-?) 
----- Abraham Abish HOROWITZ (?-1945), Beit Din of Yadliva + Devorah HOROWITZ (?-1945) 
------ Jacob HOROWITZ (?-1945) 
------ Reizel HOROWITZ (?-1945) 
------ Leah HOROWITZ (?-1945) 
----- Shasha (Sosia) HOROWITZ (1911-1973) + Yechiel Michael MOSKOWITZ (1907-1956) 
------ Rachel MOSKOWITZ (1934-2002) 
------ Naftali Asher Yeshayahu MOSKOWITZ, Melitzer Rebbe of Ashdod
----- Jacob (Yankel) HOROWITZ (?-?) + Rachel HALBERSTAM (?-1945) 

---- Frieda HOROWITZ (?-1945) 

---- Bracha HOROWITZ (?-1945) 

---- Zipporah HOROWITZ (?-1945) 

---- Shasha HOROWITZ (?-1945) 

---- Ruchama HOROWITZ (?-1945) + Sinai HALBERSTAM (?-?) 
----- Naftali HALBERSTAM (?-?) + ? 
------ Aaron HALBERSTAM, Rabbi in Brooklyn, NY 

---- Tirtza HOROWITZ (?-?) 

---- Unk Boy HOROWITZ (?-?)

and the other three children of R. Yehuda HOROWITZ + Reizel Sarah SHAPIRO:

Other children of Yehuda HOROWITZ + Reizel Sarah SHAPIRO, and their descendants:

--- Frieda HOROWITZ (?-?) + Elimelech Tzvi SPIRA (1841-1904), Rebbe of Birch 
---- Joseph SPIRA (1860-1932), Rebbe of Dynów + Chana Mindel SPIRA (1860-1932) 
----- Reizel SPIRA (?-?) + Chaim Ber HALBERSTAM (1891-1971) 
------ Chaya Frieda HALBERSTAM 
------ Israel Meir HALBERSTAM 
------ Elimelich Tzvi HALBERSTAM 

--- Israel HOROWITZ (1850-1900), Rebbe of Mielec + Malka HOROWITZ (1850-1905_ 
---- Chaim Meir Yechiel HOROWITZ (1879-1942), Rebbe of Reinzów + Hesia Esther TEITELBAUM (1883-1927) 
----- Chana HOROWITZ (1922-2004) 
----- Shifra HOROWITZ (?-?) 
---- Abraham Simcha HOROWITZ (1886-1973), Rebbe of Tarnobrzeg + Chana ? (1885-1945) 
----- Shaindel HOROWITZ (1910-1942) 
----- Unk Girl HOROWITZ (?-?) 
---- Jacob HOROWITZ (?-?) + Genendel FRANKEL (?-?) 
----- Yehuda HOROWITZ (1879-1945), Rabbi of Tarnobrzeg + Blima HERZ (?-?) 
------ Joshua (Osias) HOROWITZ (1901-1945), Rabbi of Tarnobrzeg + Malka (Amelia) ARONBERG (1892-1945) 
------- Bluma HOROWITZ (?-?) 
------- Eliezer HOROWITZ (1930-1997) 
------- Genendel HOROWITZ (1930-1945) 
----- Yehuda HOROWITZ (1879-1945), Rabbi of Tarnobrzeg + Rivkah MARGUILES (1891-?) 
----- Naftali Tzvi HOROWITZ (1883-1945) + Sarah ? (1897-?) 
------ Leah HOROWITZ (1922-1945) 
------ Reuven HOROWITZ (?-1945) 
------ Brakha HOROWITZ (?-1945) 
------ Genendel HOROWITZ (?-1945) 

--- Esther Reizel HOROWITZ (?-?) + Simcha GOLDBERG (?-?) 
---- Reizel GOLDBERG (?-1936) + David BRAND (1870-1945) 
----- Moses Mendel BRAND (1892-1945) 
----- Yuitta BRAND (1902-1989 
----- Regina BRAND (1903-?) 
----- Pinchas BRAND (?-?) 
----- Yechiel Michael BRAND (?-?) 
----- Jacob BRAND (?-?) 
---- Brakha GOLDBERG (1875-1945) + Peretz TAGER (1874-1943) 
----- Rachel TAGER (1901-1945) 
----- Devorah (Dora) TAGER (1903-1995) 
----- Moses Menachem Mendel TAGER (1905-1948) 
----- Michael TAGER (1907-1993) 
----- Clairchen Chaya TAGER (1911-1995) 
----- Joshua (Shia) TAGER (?-?)

and the other four children of R. Jacob HOROWITZ + Shprintza UNGER:

Other children of Jacob HOROWITZ + Shprintza UNGER, and their descendants:

-- Elchanon (Chanina) HOROWITZ (1822-1881), Rebbe of Ulanów + Rivkah HOROWITZ (1840-1886)  
--- Frieda HOROWITZ (?-?)  
--- Unk Girl HOROWITZ (?-?)  
--- Chaim Jacob HOROWITZ (1851-1915) + Ruchama UNGER (?-?)  
---- Mordechai David HOROWITZ (1866-1942) + Sarah BARON (?-?)  
----- Gitel HOROWITZ (?-?)  
----- Reuven HOROWITZ (?-1945)  
----- Asher HOROWITZ (?-?) + Chana Golda ROSENFELD (?-?)  
------ Shaindel HOROWITZ + Aryeh Leib HALBERSTAM (?-?)  
------- Chaim Asher HALBERSTAM (?-?)  
--- Braindel HOROWITZ (?-?)  
--- Esther HOROWITZ (?-1929) + Hirsch Tzvi SHAPIRO (1850-1913)  
---- Chaim Eliezer SHAPIRO (1871-1937) + Chaya (Hasha) RABINOWICZ (?-?)  
----- Chaya Frima Rivkah SHAPIRO (1919-1945)  
--- Unk Girl HOROWITZ (?-?) 

-- Abraham HOROWITZ (1823-1905) + Rachel ? (1825-?)  
--- Shprintza HOROWITZ (1853-?)  

-- Beila HOROWITZ (1815-?) + Eliezer HOPSTEIN (1810-1861), Rebbe of Kozienice  

-- Malka Genendel HOROWITZ (?-?) + Abraham Abish FRANKEL (1830-?)  
--- Joshua FRANKEL (?-?)  
--- Reuven FRANKEL (1830-1885) + Golda Leah ? (?-?)  
---- Yocheved FRANKEL (1852-?) + Abraham Alter ZEHENWIRTH (1852-1916) --> SEE ABOVE  
---- Naftali Hirsch FRANKEL (1867-?)  
---- Abraham Chaim FRANKEL (1864-1932)  
---- Saul FRANKEL (?-?)  
---- Beila FRANKEL (?-?)