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WATCH: Rare Footage: Sadigura Rebbe Arriving in Israel 1939

Rare Footage of Reb Mordechai Sholom Yosef Friedman, 4th Sadigura Rebbe ‘Knesses Mordechai” (1896 – 1979) Arriving in Israel with his wife on a boat in March of 1939.

Sadigura is a Hasidic dynasty named for the city of Sadhora (Sadigura in Yiddish), Bukovina, which belonged to Austria. The dynasty began in 1850 with Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, a son of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, and was based in Sadigura until 1914. During the interwar period the dynasty was led by Rebbes in Vienna and Przemyśl, Poland, and on the eve of World War II was transplanted to Israel, where it thrives to this day.

Sadigura is one of the branches of the Ruzhiner dynasty, together with Bohush, Boyan, Chortkov, Husiatyn, and Shtefanesht.

6 Responses

  1. Absolutely astounding!
    As a Sadigura Chussid, I’ve never seen before the Rebbe’s actual arrival. This is great footage of our Rebbe זכרונו צדיק לברכה. Thank you YWN for posting it!

  2. How can you say that he came to Israel in 1939 when the State of Israel did not emerge until 1948?? The correct terminology at the correct time in history should be used. Thus you could say he arrived in “Eretz Yisrael,” “the Land of Israel,” Mandate Palestine.

  3. Does anyone know anyone else in the video? I had a relative that we believe was the shammos of one of the Sadigura Rebbes. His name was Pinchas Alter.

  4. The State of Israel had, of course, not yet been founded in 1939. So he arrived in then-Palestine or, more to the point, Eretz Yisrael, but not (liHavdil) Israel.

  5. Sefer Bereishis in the Torah is full of references to places that did not get their names until hundreds of years later. “Al Shem Haasit”.

    Translated into simple terms for you nit-pickers – “He arrived in ‘what-we-call-today’ Israel.”

    Why would you prefer to call our Holy land “palestine” – Shem Reshaim Yirkav?

  6. Reb Mordechai Sholom Yosef Friedman, In the spring of 1939, Reb Mordechai Sholom Yosef traveled to Palestine to visit his Ruzhin relatives and was advised by his uncle, Rabbi Yisrael Friedman, the Husiatyner Rebbe, who had emigrated there several years earlier, to remain. Later that summer, weeks before the outbreak of World War II, young Avrohom Yaakov and his mother joined him in Palestine
    Source: Wikipedia
    Please correct the article

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