144th Yahrtzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska to be observed

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Yidden throughout the world are preparing to commemorate the 144 yahrtzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska commonly referred to by the name of his seferAch Pri Tevuah on 14AV.

Zion of Ach Pri Tevuah (Liska/Olaszliszka, Hungary)

Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska widely acknowledged as one of the leading chassidic rebbes of Hungary and recognized for the decisive role that the Liska Rebbe represented in the development of Hungarian chasidus for generations.

Cemetery (view to Ohel)  (Liska/Olaszliszka, Hungary)
The current Liska Rebbe, Rav Tzvi Hersh Friedlander and the Chasidic community at large will gather in their respective batei medrash to share inspiring divrei torah and relate minhagim that shaped multi generations of Hungarian Jewry in the 100 years preceding the Holocaust.   

Zion of Tal Chaim, Ach Pri Tevuah  (in Ohel in Cemetery in Liska/Olaszliszka, Hungary)
Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska was the son of a tzaddik nistar Rabbi Aaron who lived in Uhel, Hungary. After studying Torah with Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Bonyhad, he spent his formative years by the Yismach Moshe of Uhel who played a dominant role in shaping his life and who carried forth his minhagim.

Visitors davening at the restored shul in Liska/Olaszliszka, Hungary – Shul built by Ach Pri Tevuah
Later in life, he journeyed to other great chassidic manhigim of his time, such as Rav Yisrael of Rizhin, Rav Meir of Premishlan, Rav Shalom of Belz, Rav Chaim of Sanz the Divrei Chaim with whom he enjoyed a particularly close relationship whose haskamah on Ach Pri Tevuah underscores the high esteem in which he was held. 

Liska emerged as a focal point and as a result, thousands of chassidim converged eager to bask in the warmth of the Liska Rebbe’s aura and to receive a derech in avodas Hashem. There are countless verified sipurim of yidden who were zocheh to a moifes both during his lifetime and after his histalkus as Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska was known as a poel yeshous.

In fact, his tzion in Liska (Oalszliszka), Hungary, to this day attracts thousands of mispalilim who follow in the footsteps of yidden of yesteryear who davened in the ohel along with great chasidic and Torah luminaries who revered the kedusha of the Ach Pri Tevuah

There is a direct quote of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska that summarizes the unique zechus of visiting his holy zion: “I will be able to accomplish more for you in my socks then in my shoes” referring to his petirah when one no longer wears shoes.

The central yahrtzeit tisch will take place in the Liska Bais Medrash on Wednesday evening (July 25), parashas Vaeschanan the eve of 14 AV – 9PM that will be conducted by his descendant, the current Liska Rebbe SHLITA, widely acknowledged as an eminent Talmud chacham, who will deliver divrei Torah based on the sforim Ach Pri Tevuah and Hayashar Vehatov authored by the baal halulah.

The Liska Bais Medrash is located at 1449 50th street in Brooklyn, New York, which perpetuates Liska Chassidus.  

Current Liska Rebbe, Rav Tzvi Hersh Friedlander Shlita