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    shpola zeida
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    shpola zeida

    He was an Ungarisheh Rebbe from the border of Hungary Romania

    thanks for sharing
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    thanks for sharing

    beautiful
    May the Shpoler Zeideh bang down the gates of golus
    Moshaich NOW

    Not correct at all!
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    Not correct at all!

    The Shpoler Zeide was born from a Brocho of the Baal Shemtov. Shpole is a town in the Ukraine, same as Mezibuz, Haditch and Niezin. He was one of the talmudic of the Mazritcher Magid. The Rebbe writes about it in the Hayom Yom. He was also a very close friend of the Alter Rebbe.

    Just to add
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    Just to add

    He was only born because of the Baal Shem Tov. He has the neshama of the Maharal. He is mentioned 2x in Hayom Yom.

    From talmiday hamagid
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    From talmiday hamagid

    Clearly in hayom yom 14 tevet

    SHPOLER ZEIDE NOT HUNGARIEN
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    SHPOLER ZEIDE NOT HUNGARIEN

    correcting comment #1 who wrote that the shpoler zeide was an “ungarisheh rebbe”. that is just as awkward as saying that the lubavitcher rebbe was an “ungarisheh rebbe”. the shpoler zeide was born in the ukraine near the city of uman in the kiev province. at the age of 45(after many years of travel to different cities in ukraine spreading yidishkeit by order of the baal shem tov and reb pinchos koritzer) he assumed the rabbinate position in the city of shpole in ukraine and and became the most famous chassidic rebbe in the ukraine called the shpoler zeide. he… Read more »

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    to comment #1

    Just for the record, the city of Shpoleh is neither near Hungary nor Romania. It is in the Ukraine where one can visit the Shpoler Zaideh’s tziyone to this day. When the Shpoler Zaideh, who was famous for his warmth and ahavas yisroel, composed the lively niggun Hup Cossack he did it to help the poor Yidden who were being hounded by the pritzim of that area.( Any child who has seen the video The Dancing Bear can fill you in on the background of that popular niggun.) The Shpoler Zaideh was a personal friend of the Alter Rebbe who,… Read more »

    addendum to comment #4:
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    addendum to comment #4:

    That is why the Shpoler Zaideh had the same name as the Maharal M’Prague – Yehudah Leib, though many make the mistake of calling him Aryeh Leib, Perhaps his middle name was Aryeh but the name he was known by was R’ Yehudah Leib (surname, Gerundie.) this information was passed down in the family m’dor l’dor.

    to comment  7  obviously a shpoler zaides ainekal
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    to comment 7 obviously a shpoler zaides ainekal

    thank you for this erudite and articulate comment. it also contained data of which i was unaware heretofore even though i am an ainelekl.., cl

    why "zaide"???
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    why "zaide"???

    Does anybody know where/how the nickname Shpoler Zaide began?

    in רשימות there is olaso sevrol
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    in רשימות there is olaso sevrol

    Fasonating stories of the שפעלה זידה with the אלטע רבי

    The Chabad Niggun Kol Bayaar
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    The Chabad Niggun Kol Bayaar

    is also known to have been composed by the Shpoler Zaideh.
    You can listen to an amazing rendition by meir rivkin and his son mendel, by going to the collive search box and enter “Kol Bayaar” — mamesh kishmak

    family tree
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    family tree

    as someone in the know, it’s interesting to note, the chein mishpocho (rivkin is a chein on his mothers, zol zain gezunt, side) are direct descendants of the Maharal Zaycher Tzadik Livrocho.

    To Number 10
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    To Number 10

    The Bal Shem was at his Bris, and nicked named him Zaide”

    to #10
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    to #10

    the Bal Shem tov “gave” the Shpoler Zeideh this name at the Shpoler Zeideh’s bris in a brocha
    read up about his birth and bris, it’s a beautiful story

    Reb zushe anipoli and Reb Mendel horodoker
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    Reb zushe anipoli and Reb Mendel horodoker

    I beleive Reb zushe anipoli and Reb Mendel horodoker were also talmidim of the Maggid also mentioned in Hayom Yom.

    name "zeide'
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    name "zeide'

    the baal shem tov gave him this name at his bris, betching him that he should be a “zeide’ to all yidden, like avraham who was called “zaken”.
    this bracha was given in very special circumstances: the baal shem tov was still a hidden tzaddik and did not want to be revealed- but he arrived to the bris due to r’ baruch- the shpoler zeide’s father- begging him to come, since the shpoler zeide was born miraculaously by the baal shem tov’s bracha.

    ansewr to comment  #16
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    ansewr to comment #16

    it was mentioned talmidai hamagid who were rebbe’s.
    reb mendele horodoker was also by the baal shem tov.
    reb zushe( though not famous as having a large following in numbers,not because he was g-d forbid less tzadik then the other talmidim but rather it seems that it was not his ”inyan”)should have indeed been mentioned as well.

    To # 16
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    To # 16

    Thank you for that clarification. Your comment reminded me that the Alter Rebbe actually wrote a ksav hiskashrus to the Maggid’s talmid R’ Mendel Horodoker, but I was unaware that the famous Reb Zushe of Anapoli had his own following of chassidim as well. Such incredibly lofty tzaddikim, all.

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