Rav Simcha Bunim Alter zt”l, the Lev Simcha of Ger, On His 20th Yahrtzeit, Today, 7 Tammuz


lev-simchaRav Simcha Bunim Alter zt”l, also known as the Lev Simcha after the works he authored, was the fifth Rebbe of Ger, a position he held from 1977 until 1992.

The Alter mishpacha managed to escape from Poland during the Holocaust to Eretz Yisroel. Prior to becoming Rebbe of Ger, Rav Simcha Bunim Alter was supposedly extremely successful as a businessman, although it is not known what line of business he was in. During the time of his leadership, Ger grew greatly in Eretz Yisroel. He continued the family tradition of vigorous leadership of the Agudas Yisroel party in the Knesset.Rav Simcha Bunim instituted the daily learning of a page of Talmud Yerushalami.

Rav Simcha Bunim was niftar on 7 Tammuz 5752 (1992) and was interred in the cave of the Gerrer Rebbes on Har Hazeisim.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Heard this story from a “chusheva” person. An “avreich” when in with a “kvittel” to the lev simcha, that his wife needs a rufea shleima, and shes very sick an unable to move herself. With sudden shock the lev simcha told him to go home now with out no explanation ,having GREAT RESPECT FOR THE REBBE he when’t home. As walking in his sick’s wife room he noticed a glass tea cup broken to peaces,seeing his one year old toddler playing with BROKEN PEACES OF GLASS R”L,THANKING HASHEM FOR SAVING HIS CHILD’S LIFE FROM DANGER. ZT’L.