R. Menachem Arieh Zeismer (Reichenberg) of Zaleschiki #general


in the jewishGen Yizkor book link for Zaleschiki I found the following
[Translation of "Zaleshchiki" chapter >from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin ]

"R. Samuel, the son of R. Isaac Dov Margolis, was Zaleshchiki's first
rabbi. He had previously served as the rabbi of Jaslowiec [Pomortsy] and,
according to tradition, was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. In the 1860's
the rabbi was R. Arieh Yuda Leibush Igra, who died in 1870. He was
succeeded by R. Menachem Arieh Zeismer (Reichenberg), son of R. Solomon
Naftali, author of MeAyin Arieh.

In the 1880's, after Reb Menachem went to Cracow to serve as a Hasidic
rebbe for the down-trodden, the rabbi was R. Abraham Teumim, author of
Birchata Avrohom. He was followed in 1896 by his son, R. Zev, author of
Anaf Etz Aroth and rabbi of Bucharest >from 1891 to 1896, who was to serve
the community for almost 50 years. In the late 19th century, a Hasidic
rebbe, Rabbi Shrage Feivush Hager, son of R. Baruch, settled in
Zaleshchiki. The Hasidim in Zaleshchiki were followers of either the Rizhin
dynasty (especially of the Chortkov branch) or of the Viznitz-Kossov
Hasidim. "

My questions are: does anybody know more about Reb Menachem? Why the
surname ZEISMER and REICHENBERG as a parenthetical name? My grandfather
Abraham RIESENBERG [born 1899] and his sibling were born in Zaleschicki
to Beryl RIESENBERG and his wife Clara, possibly BRETTSCHNEIDER. Beryl's
parents, according to Beryl's USA death certificate, were Charles
RIESENBERG and Hinda BERG. Beryl was a Hebrew teacher and very religious.

I am wondering if there is a link to Reb Menachem? Would anybody know
where I could find out? Would Rafi Gruber know, and if so, can someone
please write to me privately with his email address. Thanks.

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MA
seeking ASCHNER-Assakurte,Katlo,Beuthen/Bytom,Danzig,Chorzow [Konigshutte],
Berko,Hradiste,Bratislava,Budapest,Nyitra,Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves,Wien;
GELBERG/LIPSHITZ-Galati;GOLDMAN(N),LANGER -Kosice, Spisska Nova Ves,Bolyar;
Miskolc,Presov; LOW'Y-Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves;,LISSAUER-Losonc, Miskolz;
MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka, Galicia; RAKOFF-Kelce,Russia
RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki

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