Monday, January 24, 2011

The Grave of Rabbi Mordechai of Bilgoraj

Rabbi Mordechai of Bilgoraj


Rabbi Mordechai Rokeach (1902 - 1949) was the father of the present Belzer Rebbe Yissachar Dov Rokeach. By the way, Rebbe Yissachar Dov looks very similar to his father.

The half brother of Rabbi Mordechai was the famous Belzer Rebbe Aharon Rokeach who escaped had escaped the Nazis and finally made it to Israel. When he died, Rabbi Mordechai's son Yissachar Dov was the only one in line to become the next Rebbe. All other close family members were killed during the Holocaust. 
Rebbe Yissachar Dov only became Rebbe years later, as he was still a child when his uncle Aharon passed away. He, later on, married the daughter of the Vishnitzer Rebbe from Bnei Brak. 

Rabbi Mordechai of Bilgoraj is buried in Tiberias and here are a few photos of his Kever. I took these pictures today

Copyright / Photos: Miriam Woelke

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