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KEY: 
   R. = Rav = Rabbi,   d'... = of ...,   b. = born,   l. = lives(d),   d. = died,   zt"l = zecher Tzadik livracha  ("may the memory of the Righteous be for a blessing"),    hy"d = HaShem yakum damo (for murdered martyrs)
Ashkenazi

East European; Litvish;
West European; Slavic
 
Rashi, Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaqi
Rashi
R Shlomo Yitzhaqi, zt"l
b. 1040 - 1105 France
 
The Rosh
The Rosh ~ Piskei Ha-ROSH
R. Asher ben
Yechiel, zt"l
b. 1250/1259 Germany;  d. 1328 Spain
 
Hanukiya from Great Synagogue in Crakow
Maoz Tzur
R. Mordechai Ben Hillel Ashkenazi. hy"d
c. 1250-1298  Germany
 
R. Ya'akov ben Asher

Baal ha-Turim
R. Ya'akov ben Asher, z:tl
c. 1270 Germany; d. 1340 Spain

 
R. Moshe Isserlis, The RaMA
The RaMA ~ HaMapah
R. Moshe Isserlis

b. 1520 - 1572 Cracow, Poland
 
Taz ~ Turei Zahav
Taz ~ Turei Zahav
R. David ben Samuel HaLevi Segal
, zt"l
c. 1586-1667 Poland
 
The Vilna Gaon

Vilna Gaon~ GRA~Gaon Rav Eliyahu , zt"l
R. Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman Kramer
b. 1720 - 1797; Vilnius, Lithuania

 
The Chatam Sofer
The Chatam Sofer, zt"l
R. Moshe ben Shmuel Schreiber
b. 1762 - 1839 Germany
 
R. Shlomo Ganzfried
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
R. Shlomo Ganzfried, zt"l
b. 1804 - 1886 Hungary
 
R. Samson Raphael Hirsch
Torah im Derech Eretz
R. Samson Raphael Hirsch, zt"l
b. 1808 - 1888 Germany
 
The Malbim
The Malbim, zt"l
Meïr Leibush ben Jehiel Michel Weiser
b. 1809 - 1879  Ukraine
 
R. Yisrael Salanter, founder of the Mussar Movement
R. Yisrael Salanter, zt"l  a.k.a.
R. Yisrael Ben Ze'ev Wolf Lipkin
b. 1810 - 1883  Lithuania
 
Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin
Netziv ~  Rosh Yeshiva of Volozhin
Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin
a.k.a. Reb Hirsch Leib Berlin, zt"l
b. 1817 - 1893 Belarus
 
Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor
Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor, zt"l
b. 1817 - 1896 Russia
 
R. Yosef Dov Soloveitchik
Beis Halevi
R. Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt"l
b.
1820 Ukraine; d. 1892 Belarus
 
 
The Chafetz Chaim
The Chafetz Chaim
R. Yisrael Meir Kagan, zt"l
b.  1838 Belarus;  d. 1933 Poland
 
R. Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld
Av Beis Din Eida Chareidis
R. Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld
b. 1849 Slovakia;  d. 1932  Israel
 
The Alter of Slabodka
The Alter of Slabodka
R. Nosson Zvi (Nota Hirsh) Finkel, zt"l
b. 1849 Lithuania; d. 1927 Israel
 
HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook
HaRaAYaH / HaRav, zt"l
First Chief Rabbi of Israel
R. Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook
b. 1864 Latvia;  d. 1935 Israel
 
 
Chazon Ish
Chazon Ish
R. Avraham Yeshayah Karelitz
b. 1878 Belarus;  d. 1953 Israel
 
Rabbi Aharon Kotler
R. Aharon Kotler, zt"l
b. 1891 Poland;  d. 1962 USA
 
Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler
R. Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, zt"l
b. 1892  Latvia;   d. 1953 UK
 
Rabbi Yechezkel Halevi Lewinshtein
Or Yechezkel - Darchei Ha'avoda
R.
Yechezkel Halevi Levenstein, zt"l
b. 1895 Poland; l. Mir-China; d. 1974 Israel
 
R. Moshe Feinstein
Gadol HaDor ~ Reb Moshe
R. Moshe Feinstein, zt"l
b. 1895 Lithuania;  d. 1986 USA
 
HaRav Elazar Shach
R. Elazar Menachem Man Shach, zt"l
b.  1898 Lithuania; d. 2001 Israel
 
The Steipler
The Steipler, zt"l
R. Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky
b.  1899  Russia; d. 1985 Israel
 
R. Yechiel Michel Feinstein
R. Yechiel Michel Feinstein, zt"l
b. 1906 Russia, l. US, d. 2003 Israel
 
Rav Avigdor Miller
R. Avigdor Miller, zt"l
b. 1908 Baltimore, MD  d. 2001 NY, USA
 
Rabbi Shalom Mordechai [Maharsham] Shvedron

Maggid Yerushalmi
Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Shvedron, zt"l
c. 1910 - d.
5758-1998 Jerusalem

 
R. Nosson Meir Wachtfogel
R. Nosson Meir Wachtfogel, zt"l
b.1910 Lithuania; d.1998 Lakewood, USA
 
R. Alexander /Alexandru Safran
Chief Rabbi of Romania
R. Alexander /Alexandru Safran, zt"l
b. 1910 - d. 2006 Romania
 
R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach
R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt"l
b. 1910 -  d. 1995 Israel
 
R. Yosef Sholom Eliyashiv, Posek HaDor
Gadol HaDor
R. Yosef Sholom Eliyashiv
b.1910 Lithuania; l. Jerusalem, Israel
 
Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg
Morah D'Asrah of Kiryat Mattersdorf
R. Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg
c. 1910 NY, USA; l. Jerusalem, Israel
 
HaRav Simcha Mordechai Ziskind Broide
Rosh Yeshiva Knesses Yisroel, zt"l
HaRav Simcha Mordechai Ziskind Broide
b. 1912-2000 Chevron, Jerusalem, Israel
 
HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman
Tzadik HaDor
HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman
b. 1912  l. Bnei Brak, Israel
 
R. Shlomo (Gustav Karl Friedrich)  Volbe
R. Shlomo (Gustav Karl Friedrich)
Wolbe
/ Volbe, zt"l
b. 1914 Germany, l.Sweden, d. 2005 Israel
 
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky
R. Chaim Kanievsky
c. 1925 Bnei Brak, Israel
 
Rosh Yeshiva Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem; R. Dovid Feinstein
R. Dovid Feinstein
c. 1925 Luban, Russia;  l. NY, USA
 
HaRav Yisroel Yaakov Fisher
Av Beis Din of the Eida HaChareidis
HaRav Yisroel Yakov [Dayan] Fisher, zt"l
b. 1928 - 2006  Jerusalem, Israel
 
HaRav NIssim Karelitz
HaRav NIssim Karelitz
Av Beis Din Tzedek Bnei Brak
Israel
 
Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz
Rosh Yeshiva Ponevezh
Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz
 
Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach
Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach
b. 1931,  l. Jerusalem, Israel
 
R. Avigdor Nebentzal
Chief Rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem
R. Avigdor Nebentzal
l. Old City, Jerusalem, Israel
 
Rav Yisraël Méïr Lau
Ashkenazi ChIef Rabbi of Israel #5
Rav Yisraël Méïr Lau
b. 1937 Israel
 
Rav Shimshon Pinkus
R. Shimshon David Pinkus, zt"l
Chief Rabbi of Ofakim
b. 1945 USA;  d. 2001 Israel
 
 
Chief Rabbi of Lithuania
R. Chaim Burshtein
b. 1967 Russia; l. Israel, Lithuania
 
  Chassidic

Followers of
the Ba'al Shem Tov
 
The Baal Shem Tov
The Baal Shem Tov ~ Besht
Rebbe Yisrael ben Eliezer, zt"l
b. 1700 - 1760  Ukraine
 
The Alter Rebbe
The Alter Rebbe
Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi, zt"l
b. 1745 - 1812 Russia
 
The Yismach Moshe
Yismach Moshe; Admor d'Ujhel
Beit Satmar
Grand Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, zt"l
b. 1759 - 1841 Hungary
 
N...Na...Nach...Nachm...Nachman m'Uman
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
b.1772; l. Breslov d.1810 Uman, Ukraine
 
Tzemach Tzadik ~ Admor d'Vizhnitz
Tzemach Tzadik~ Admor d'Vizhnitz, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Menachem Mendil Hager
c. 1775  Ukraine
 
Rebbe Chaim Halberstam
Divrei Chaim ~ Tsanzer Rebbe
Beit Klausenberg
Grand Rabbi Chaim Halberstam, zt"l
b. 1793 - d. 1876 Austria-Hungary; Poland
 
Rebbe Yitzchak Myer Alter/Rottenburg  Admor d'Ger
Chidushei Harim ~  Admor d'Ger, zt"l
Rebbe Yitzchak Myer Alter/
Rottenburg
b. 1798 - d. 1866  Poland
 
Grand Rabbi Yisrael Taub d'Modzitz
Admor d'Modzitz
Grand Rabbi Yisrael Taub, zt"l
b. 1849 - 1920  Poland
 
Grand Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman
Pachad Yitzchok ~ 1st Rebbe of Boyan
Grand Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, zt"l
b. 1850- d. 1917 Ukraine
 
The Maharitz
The Maharitz
Grand Rabbi
Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, zt"l
b. 1865 Slovakia; d. 1948 Israel
 
Grand Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro, zt
Minchas Elazar ~ Munkatcher Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro, zt"l
b. 1871 - 1936/7 Hungary
 
Grand Rabbi Isaac Weiss; Spinka Rebbe
Chakal Yitzchak, Spinka Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Isaac Weiss, zt"l
b. 1875 Romania; d. 1944 hy"d
 
R. Yitzchak Menachem Danziger, zt
Admor d' Aleksander, zt"l
Rebbe Yitzchak Menachem Danziger
b. 1879 Poland; d. 1943 Treblinka, hy"d
 
Grand Rabbi Shimon Sholom Kalish
Rebbe of Amshinov-Otvotsk
Grand Rabbi Shimon Sholom Kalish, zt"l
b. 1882 Poland; d. 1954 USA
 
Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Korff,Zvhil-Mezhbizh Rebbe
Admor d' Zvhil-Mezhbizh
Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Korff, zt”l
b. 1883 Ukraine:  d. 1952 Boston, USA
 
Rebbe d'Sadigura. Avir Yaakov
Avir Yaakov ~ Rebbe d'Sadigura, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman
b. 1884- d. 1961  Ukraine
 
Rebbe Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag
Ba'al HaSulam
Rebbe Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag, zt"l
b. 1885- d. 1954  Poland
 
Rebbe Shaul Yedidya Elazar Taub . Modzitz
Modzitzer Rebbe ~ Niggun Master
Grand Rabbi Shaul Yedidya Elazar Taub b. b. 1886 Poland; d. 1947 NY, USA
 
Alter Rebbe of Nadvorna
Alter Rebbe d'Nadvorna, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Issamar Rosenbaum
b. 1886 Poland, d. 1973 Tel Aviv, Israel
 
The Satmar Rebbe

The Satmar Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum
b. 1887 Hungary;  d. 1979 Monroe, NY

 
Rebbe Yissachar Dov Rokeach, zt
Admor d'Belz, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach
b. 1894  d. 1926 Galicia, Ukraine
 
Rabbi Amram Blau
Admor d'Neturei Karta
Grand Rabbi Amram Blau
b.1894 - d. 1974 Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
 
Grand Rabbi Aaron
Shomer Emunim ~ Toldos Aharon
Grand Rabbi Aaron "Reb Arele" Roth
b. Hungary; d. 1946 Jerusalem
 
Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Twerski
Rebbe of Hornistaiple-Milwaukee, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Twersky
b. 1898 Russia; d. 1973 USA
 
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe
R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt"l
b. 1902 Ukraine;  d. 1994 NY, USA
 
The Maharim
The Maharim, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Dushinsky
b. 1921 Ukraine; d. 2003 Israel
 
Grand Rabbi Yaakov Perlow
Novominsker Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Yaakov Perlow
Boro Park, NY, USA
 
Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Ulman
Rebbe Avrohom Yitzchok Ulman
d'Chasidei Dushinsky ~ Eida Chareidis
b. Hungary, l. Givat Shaul, Jerusalem
 
Grand Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Kahana; Spinka Rebbe
Spinka Rebbe of Jerusalem
Grand Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Kahana
b.  Romania;  l. Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
 

Rebbe Menachem Mandel

 
Grand Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Rosenbaum; Kretshnif-Siget Rebbe
Kretshnif-Siget Rebbe d'Nadvorna, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Rosenbaum
b. 1920-2006 Jerusalem, Israel
 
Rabbi Mordechai Hager. Vizhnitz Rebbe, Monsey
The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, Monsey
Grand Rabbi Mordechai Hager
c. 1920;  l. Monsey, NY, USA
 
Bostonner Rebbe

Bostonner Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz
b. 1921 Brookline, MA, USA; Israel

 
 Rabbi Shmuel Brozvosky of Slonim

Darchei Noam ~ Slonimer Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Shmuel Brozvosky
Jerusalem, israel

 
Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Halberstam
The Bobover Rebbe, zt"l
Grand Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Halberstam

b. 1931  Poland; d. 2005  NY, USA
 
R. Yaakov Meir Shechter: Breslov Rebbe
R. Yaakov Meir Shechter
Breslov; Rosh Yeshiva Shaar HaShamayim
b. 1932 Mea She'arim, Jerusalem
 
Grand Rabbi David Twersky of New Square
Skverer Rebbe
Grand Rabbi David Twersky
b. 1940 Romania;  l. New Square, NY
 
Rebbe Simcha Avrohom Haleivi Ashlag
Rebbe Simcha Avrohom Halevi Ashlag
Moharil Ashlag Center

Bnei Brak, Israel
 
Rebbe Yissochor Dov Rokeach, Belz
Admor d'Belz
Grand Rabbi Yissochor Dov Rokeach
b. 1948 Jerusalem, Israel
 
Grand Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Ungar
The Bobover Rebbe
Grand Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Ungar
b. 1954  l. Boro Park, NY, USA
 
Grand Rabbi Baruch Yaakov Meir Shochet of Karlin-Stolin
Grand Rabbi Baruch Yaakov Meir Shochet of Karlin-Stolin
b. 1955 Jerusalem, Israel
 
Chassidic Dynasties
  Sefardi

Iberian Peninsula; Asian;
North African; MidEastern
 
Shmuel ha-Nagid
R. Shmuel ha-Levi ben Yosef ha-Nagid
a.k.a. Samuel ibn Naghrela, zt"l
b. 993 - 1056 Spain
 
the Rif; R. Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi
Sefer Ha-halachot - the Rif, zt"l
R. Yitzhak Hakohen ben Jacob Alfasi
b. 1013 - 1103 Morocco
 
Solomon ibn Gabirol
Mekor Chayim
R. Shlomo ibn Gabirol a.k.a. b
en Yehudah
c. 1021 - 1058 Spain
 
Yehuda ben Shmuel Ha-Levi
Kuzari
R. Yehuda ben Shmuel Ha-Levi
, zt"l
c. 1075 – 1141 Spain
 
Ibn Ezra
Ibn Ezra ~ Sefer ha-Yashar
Chacham Abraham ben Meir ibn Ezra
b. 1092/1093 Spain;  d. 1167 France
 
Rambam; Maimonides
Rambam; Maimonides
R. Moshe ben Maimon, zt"l
b. 1135 Spain;  d. 1204 Egypt
 
Ramban; Nahmanides

Ramban; Nahmanides
R. Moshe ben Nahman, zt"l
b. 1194 Spain;   c. 1270 Israel

 
The Abarbanel
The Abarbanel, zt"l
R. Yitzchak ben Yehuda Abravanel
b. 1437 Portugal; d. 1508 Venice, Italy
 
Mechaber ~ Shulkhan Aruch
Mechaber ~ Shulkhan Aruch
Yosef Caro
/ Karo
b. 1488 Spain;  d. 1575 Tsfat, Israel
 
R. Menasseh ben Israel
R. Menasseh ben Israel, zt"l
a.k.a. Manoel Dias Soeiro
b. 1604 Portugal; d. 1657 Holland
 
R. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca
Chief Rabbi of Brazil
R. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, zt"l
b. 1605 Portugal; d. 1693 Holland
 
The Chida
The Chida, zt"l
R. Chaim Joseph David Azulai
b. 1724 Jerusalem; d. 1807 Italy
 
R. Moshe ben Yitzhak Edrehi
Yad Mosheh ~ Ma'aseh Nissim
Historical Account of the Ten Tribes...

Rav Moshe ben Yitzhak Edrehi, zt"l
b. 1774 Morocco; l. Holland, UK c. 1842
 
The Ben Ish Chai, Persia
Ben Ish Chai
Chacham Yosef Haim, zt"l
b. 1832 - d. 1909 Persia
 
R. Yosef Yechezkel/Ezekiel
Bnei Yisrael Leader in Bombay
R. Yosef Yechezkel/Ezekiel, zt"l
b. 1834 Bombay, India
 
Mori Yihhyah Qafahh
Mori Yihhyah Qafahh
Founder of Dor Daim / Dardaim
b. 1853 - 1932  Yemen
 
Rav Yaâqov Méïr
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Palestine
Rav Yaâqov Méïr, zt"l
b. 1856-1939  Jerusalem
 
Hakham Moshe Shamash
Chief Rabbi of Iraq
Hakham Moshe Shamash, zt"l
c. 1860's Iraq
 
Rav Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel/Ouziel
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel #1
Rav Ben-Zion Meir Hai Uziel/Ouziel, zt"l
b. 1880-1953  Jerusalem, Israel
 
R. Yitzchak Kadouri
R. Yitzchak Kadouri, zt"l
c 1890-1900 Iraq;  d.2006 Israel
Beit El 2000
 
Baba Sali
Baba Sali
R. Yisrael Abuhatzeira, zt"l
b. 1890 Morocco;  d. 1984 Israel
 
Rabbi E. Cohen
Rabbi E. Cohen, zt"l
b. 1894 Athens, Greece
 
R. Yitzhak Nissim
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel #2
R. Yitzhak Nissim, zt"l
b.
1896 Bagdad, Iraq;   d. 1981 Israel
 
Hakham Yedidia Shofet
Hakham Yedidia Shofet, zt"l
Chief Rabbi of Iran
b. 1908 Iran;  2005  LA, Calif., USA
 
R. David Asseo, Chief Rabbi of Turkey

Hakham Bashi; Chief Rabbi
R. David Asseo, zt"l
b. 1914 - 2002  Turkey

 
R. Yosef Kapach / Qafih
Siach Yerushalayim- Baladi Siddur
R. Yosef Kapach / Qafih, zt"l
b. 1917 Yemen;  d. 2000 Israel
 
R. Ovadia Yosef
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel #3
R. Ovadia Yosef
b. 1920 Iraq;  l. Har Nof, Jerusalem
 
R. Mordechai Eliyahu
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel #4
R. Mordechai Eliyahu
b. 1929,  l. Jerusalem, Israel
 
R. Yitzchak/ Ishak Haleva
Hakham Bashi; Chief Rabbi
R. Yitzchak/ Ishak Haleva
b. 1940 Istanbul, Turkey
 
R. Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel #5
Rav Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron
b. 1941 - 2005  Jerusalem
 
Rav Shlomo Amar
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel #6
Rav Shlomo Amar
b. 1948 Morocco;  l. Jerusalem
 
R. Yitzhaq Ratzabi
R. Yitzhaq/ Yitzchak Ratzabi
b. Yemen;  l. Israel
 
R. Abraham Benjamin, India
R. Abraham Benjamin
Shaar Hashamaim Synagogue
Thane, India
 
Rabbi Sharon Shalom
R. Sharon Shalom
b.  Ethiopia, l. Israel
 
R. Reuven Elbaz

R. Reuven Elbaz
Rosh Yeshivat Or HaChaim
b. Morocco;  l. Bnei Brak, Israel

 
 
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