Belzer Rebbe Becomes Great-Grandfather


belzer-rebbeYesterday, the Belzer Rebbe, Rav Yissochor Dov Rokeach, became an elter zaida for the first time, 70 years after the Belzer dynasty was virtually decimated by the Holocaust.

Belzer chassidim are celebrating the birth of a daughter to the Rebbe’s grandson, the oldest son of the Rebbe’s only son, Rav Aharon Mordechai Rokeach.

The father of the baby, Reb Sholom Rokeach, is named after the Sar Shalom, the first admor of Belz. The nineteen-year-old father, who got married one year ago, is often referred to as the “yoreish,” as he is the successor to the Belzer dynasty, with his father being the only son of the current admor and he being the oldest son of his father.

The baby’s mother, Mrs. Basya Rokeach, née Paneth, is a daughter of Rav Yechiel Meir Paneth, R”M in the Nadvorna Yeshiva of Bnei Brak. The baby is a great-granddaughter of Rav Aharon Dovid Paneth of the Ezras Torah neighborhood of Yerushalayim.

The baby is a great-granddaughter of the Makova Rebbe and a great-great-granddaughter of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak, the Yeshuas Moshe zt”l, the Belzer Rebbe’s father-in-law, who passed away two years ago.

A Kiddush in honor of the birth of the baby will be held this coming Shabbos in Kiryat Belz, Yerushalayim.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. also the great great grand daughter of reb elchonan halpern shlita rov of golders green london, shver of makover ruv mazel tov to all

  2. The baby is also the great-great-granddaughter of Rav Chune Halpern Shlit’a of London, the Makove Rebbe’s father-in-law.

  3. Mazel Tov ! Just like when Yaakov Ovinu came down to Mitzrayim “b’shivim nefesh” and Klal Yisroel emerged 210 years later three million plus strong,so also the Belzer Chasidus is ba”h growing after being decimated during the Holocaust. Ki loi yitoish HASHEM es amoi….