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The Rimanover: Toledot: A Pool of Blessing

The 30th of Cheshvan is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh Hakohen of Rimanov (1778-1846). From the age of fifteen, Tzvi Hersh began traveling to the court of Rav Menachem Mendel

of Rimanov. He became one of the Rebbe’s closest chassisdim and his personal attendant; he tus became know as Rav Tzvi Hersh Meshares. After the petira of Rav Naftali of Ropshitz (another of the closest chassidim of Rav Menachem Mendel), Rav Tzvi Hersh returned to Rimanov to accept the mantle of leadership of the chassidim. His divrei Torah were compiled and published by his son, Rav Yosef, under then name Be’eiros Hamayim. It is comprised of several sefarim, all beginning with the word Be’er. For example, the sefer Be’er Lechai Roi, contains his drushim on Chumash and the Yomim Tovim. Other teachings of his can be found in the sefer Mevasser Tov. His yahrtzeit falls on the thirtieth of Cheshvan, but since Cheshvan more often has only 29 days, it is generally commemorated on the 29th.

“Isaac sowed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundredfold; thus had God blessed him.” (Genesis 26:12) Rav Tzvi Hirsch taught; “Vayivaracheihu Hashem,” –  “God had blessed him,” – should be read, “And God transformed Isaac into a bereicha,” a pool of blessing that nurtured all around him. (B’eirot Mayim)


The true sign of blessing is how they nurture not only the immediate recipient, but those around him as well.

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