JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen connection between Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua HESCHEL the Apter (Opatow) Rebbe/Rov, Volpa?Volka and FRIEDMAN #general
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I am currently doing research on the family of Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua HESCHEL
(1748? 1755?- 5 Nissan 1825) the Apter (Opatow) Rebbe/Rov. He was a main
disciple of the Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhinsk and Rabbi Yechiel Michl of Zlotchov.
He is also often referred to as "the Ohev Yisrael," both after the title of the
famous book of his teachings, and also because its meaning ( "Lover of Jews")
fits him so aptly. I believe that The Apter Rov was the founder of the
Mezhbizh/Zinkover rabbinic dynasty.
I know there was a lot of marriages between the descendants of Rabbi Avraham
Yehoshua Heschel (1748? 1755?- Nissan 1825) with the Friedman family,and >from the
Friedman/Sadigora rabbinic dynasty
I am looking for a connection between Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel
(1748? 1755?- 5 Nissan 1825) and Rabbi Herschel (Hirsch??) Leib FRIEDMAN who was
a Rabbi in Apt (Opatow), who I assume was born between 1820-1840. The Mother of
Rabbi Herschel Leib Friedman was Tema, and the Brother of the Father of Rabbi
Herschel Leib Friedman was either a Rebbe or a Rabbi in Volka or Volpa. Herschel
Leib Friedman had a sister by the name of Tema Friedman. The wife of Herschel
Leib Friedman was Chaya, and they had a daughter by the name of Tema (1863-1934),
daughters by the name of Miriam and Chava and Leah. The daughter by the name of
Tema (1863-1934), named her child Avraham Yehoshua Heschel (1900-1972), claiming
it was after her G x?? f, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel (1755- 5 Nissan 1825)
the Apter Rebbe.