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

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

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

ZLOTNIK, RZEZNIK - Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Zakroczym, and Nasielsk,
Poland; SCHAPIRA - Jagielnica and Horodenka, Ukraine; BLUMENTHAL,
KANTOR, TREISTER, ELLENBOGEN - Borshchiv, Husiatyn and Horodenka,
Ukraine; WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland; GOLDBERG, KATZ -
Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland; BLUM, KATZ, MARTON, LIEBERMANN,
ELKOVITS, VAISZ, SAMUEL - Salaj, Satu Mare, and Maramures Counties, Romania

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