Aharon Son of Avigdor

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Aharon
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Son of Avigdor
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First known rabbi of Nadworna. He signed a list of tax distribution among the communities of the galil Raysen (known as Rus Czerwona province in Polish) in 1765 (Pinkas Hakehilot, 329).

Nebenzal

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Nebenzal
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Rabbi of Bohorodczany (M. Hasten, Mark My Words, 6).

Avraham David of Buczacz

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Avraham David of Buczacz
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Nadvirna
Date of birth: 
1770
Date of death: 
1840
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The famous rabbi of Buczacz, Hasidic leader, the author of the book Daat Kdoshim.

He was a pupil of the preacher (magid meisharim) of Nadworna and its Hasidic rebbe Rabbi Tsvi Hirsh Filip. He spent his early years in Nadworna, his native town (Shmuel Hübner, "Di rabonim un admorim in nedverne," Sefer Nadworna, 24 [Heb.], 123 [Yid.]).

Uri Shraga Schreier

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Uri Shraga
Last name: 
Schreier
Date of death: 
1898
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The Rabbi of Bohorodczany, a prominent religious Zionist.

In the founding conference of the proto-Zionist Association "Ahavat Zion" in Tarnow in December 1896, Rabbi Feivel Schreier was elected as a member of the Executive Committee and took an active part in the conference (Gelber, Toldot, 1:336-9; Ha-magid, no. 1, 1.1.1897, pp. 6-7; letters to him about the conference see Ha-magid, no. 24, 17 June 1897, p. 197). The conference accepted his proposal that all colonists in the settlements which would be established by the "Ahavat Zion" Association would be obliged to keep all of the religious laws (Gelber, Toldot, 1:337n).

Rabbi Schreier opened the first conference of "Ahavat Zion" on May 19, 1897 and expressed his full support for settlement in Palestine despite the opposition of many Orthodox rabbis (Gelber, Toldot, 1:347).

In response to these activities, the Fifth Conference of Galician Zionists in Lwow in December 1897 sent him a letter of gratitude (Gelber, Toldot, 1:327).

In 1897 he issued a halakhic decision which granted preference to etrogim from the Land of Israel and even tried to prohibit the usage of other etrogim (Ha-magid, no. 26, 6 July 1899, p. 217-18).

Rabbi Schreier also acted as a mediator in the conflict between the Zionists of Stanislawow and Kolomya and the Zionists of Lwow. In 1898 (Gelber, Toldot, 1:385) he opened the conference of the Galician Zionists on June 26, 1898, in Stanislawow and was elected to serve as a member of the organization's finance committee (Gelber, Toldot, 1:386-8).

Rabbi Schreier probably participated in reaching of the agreement between the Ahavat Zion association in Tarnow and the Czortkover rebbe: Avraham Zaltz, "Sovlanut meshunah," Ha-magid, no. 12, 24 March 1898, pp. 92-93.

Rabbi Schreier was eulogized by Theodor Herzl in the Third Zionist Congress in August 1899 (3rd Congress, 138; Gelber, Toldot, 1:364) - see the text.

Rabbi Schreier was eulogized  in Ahavat Zion association in Tarnow: Ha-magid, no. 46, 6 December 1899, p. 419. 

His widow donated a Torah scroll to the colony Machanaim in the Land of Israel (Ha-magid, no. 39, 11 October 1899, add. page "News of the Ahavat Zion Society in Tarnow;" no. 41, 27 October 1899, add. page "News of the Ahavat Zion Society in Tarnow;" no. 42, 4 November 1899, p. 380).

Rabbi Schreier published the book Daat Kdoshim of the famous Talmudic scholar and Hasidic leader Rabbi Avraham David of Buczacz with his commentary. In 1891 the book was re-published in Warsaw without receiving Rabbi Schreier's permission, and several important rabbis in Galicia prohibited buying the Warsaw edition (Ha-magid, no. 27, 9 July 1891, addendum).

Avraham Noah Halevi Heller

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Avraham Noah Halevi
Last name: 
Heller
Date of death: 
1796
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Aharon Moshe Halevi
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After being a scholar in famous kloyz in Brody and serving as the rabbi of Dolina, Rabbi Avraham Noah Halevi Heller became the preacher (magid meisharim) in Bohorodchany in the last years of his life (Alfasi, 1:179). He wrote the book Zrizuta de-avraham, a commentary on the Torah and Pirkei Avot (Piekarz, Be-yemei, 39, 168).

Aharon Moshe Halevi Heller

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Aharon Moshe Halevi
Last name: 
Heller
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1740
Date of death: 
1795
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Meir
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Rabbi of Sniatin

Yaakov

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Yaakov
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Rabbi of Halicz (according to the tombstone of his son)

R. David Son of Haim

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R. David
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Son of Haim
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Haim
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Rabbi and the head of a yeshiva in Rohatyn in the 18th century.

Interview with Rabbi Moshe-Leib Kolesnik, Ivano-Frankivsk (IF_09_01)

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