Rabbi Yakov "Kopel Hasid" HAGER (Abt. 1730 - 1787) , the TaZ and Tosafot Yom Tov #rabbinic

Aaron Slotnik


In the course of researching Rabbi Yakov HAGER of Kolomea (also known
as Yakov Kopel Hasid), I have several questions that I'm hoping members
of this forum can assist in resolving.

Regarding his descendants, one of his sons is the well-known Rabbi
Menachem Mendel HAGER (1768 - 1825), father of the Kosover and
Vizhnitzer Hasidic dynasties. He also had a daughter named Blima who
married Rabbi Uri Strelisker (1757 - 1826). I've read that he had
another son, presumably older than R' Menachem Mendel, named Rabbi
Yitzchak Itzik. Does anyone know any additional information about this
son or can point me to sources to consult to learn about him? Does he
have an entry in Meorei Galicia?

Regarding his ancestors, there is very good, seemingly well-researched
and reliable information about him in the Kolomea (Kolomyya, Ukraine)
yizkor book at
in entry 13. The author of that section, a descendant of rabbis
himself, lists the sources he used in general but does not provide
specific source citations for each entry. He states that Rabbi Yakov
Kopel's wife Chaya is a descendant of the TaZ son Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi
Segal (d. 1664) and the Tosafot Yom Tov's sister Perl; however,
assuming that is correct there seems to be a generation or possibly
two missing in each case. Can anyone provide the correct line of
descent or point me to sources that may help clarify?

Finally, one way of interpreting the entry implies that Rabbi Kopel
Hasid's father Rabbi Nechemiah Feivel and his wife's father Rabbi
Zalman were brothers (" . . . Rabbi, Reb Zalman, who was also the
uncle and father-in-law of the above mentioned Rabbi, Reb Kopl
Hasid . . . "). I suspect that is incorrect, but that is how it is
depicted on Geni. Can anyone clarify that point?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk, Poland
SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania
WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and
Horodenka, Ukraine GOLDBERG, KATZ - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland

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