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The Gerrer Rebbes

From Wikipedia:

  1. 1st Grand Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter (1798–1866), (the Chiddushei HaRim), first Gerrer Rebbe from 1859 to 1866
  2. 2nd Grand Rabbi Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin (1798–1870), second Gerrer Rebbe from 1866 to 1870
  3. 3rd Grand Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (1847–1905), (the Sfas Emes), third Gerrer Rebbe from 1870 to 1905
  4. 4th Grand Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter (1866–1948), (the Imrei Emes), foruth Gerrer Rebbe from 1905 to 1948
  5. 5th Grand Rabbi Yisrael Alter (1895–1977), (the Beis Yisroel), fifth Gerrer Rebbe from 1948 to 1977
  6. 6th Grand Rabbi Simchah Bunim Alter (1898–1992), (the Lev Simcha), sixth Gerrer Rebbe from 1977 to 1992
  7. 7th Grand Rabbi Pinchas Menachem Alter (1926–1996), (the Pnei Menachem), seventh Gerrer Rebbe from 1992 to 1996
  8. 8th Grand Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter (born 1939), Gerrer Rebbe from 1996 to present

If you are a relative of either Alter or Drukarsh familes,, then you are related to The Gerrer Rebbes.

 

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Gerrer Rebbes Origins

Ger (Yiddish: גער, also Gur, adj. Gerrer) is a Polish Hasidic dynasty originating from the town of Góra Kalwaria, Poland, where it was founded by Yitzchak Meir Alter (1798–1866) known as the "Chiddushei HaRim". Ger is a branch of Peshischa Hasidism, as Yitzchak Meir Alter was a leading disciple of Simcha Bunim of Peshischa (1765–1827). Before the Holocaust, followers of Ger were estimated to number in excess of 100,000,[1] making it the largest and most influential Hasidic group in Poland. Today, the movement is based in Jerusalem, and its membership is estimated at 11,859 families (as of 2016), most of whom live in Israel, making Ger the largest Hasidic dynasty in Israel.[4][5] However, there are also well-established Ger communities in the United States and in Europe. In 2019, Shaul Alter and his followers split off from the dynasty, which was up to that moment led by his cousin Yaakov Aryeh Alter.

 

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