The Tune and the Embrace
Between Kosow and Vizhnitz...
By: Yaakov Rosenfeld, Ganzach Kiddush Hashem
In the year 5673 (1922-3), exactly 100 years ago, the genius and holy Rabbi Baruch Hager, later the Seret-Vizhnitzer Rebbe in Haifa, was crowned as the rabbi of the village of Polien Riskwa (Poienile de sub Munte) in the Marmorosh region of the Carpathian mountains.
Rabbi Baruch Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz
In the Carpathian mountains, the holy Baal Shem Tov's movement (Chassidism) was particularly unique. There, between Kosow and Vizhnitz, is the spring where the Baal Shem Tov immersed.
There, among the ... Read more