Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Yalish (Yolles) of Dinov

Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Yalish (Yolles) of Dinov, the Melo Haro’im book writer

Born: Premeshyl,1778 (5538)
Died: 1825 (5585), 1825

Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Yalish (Yolles) of Dinov, the Melo Haro’im . Was born in Premeshyl, but moved in with his grandfather, the Rabbi of Mezhibuzh, after his mother passed away at an early age. He was a chassid of the Chozeh of Lublin, and he also authored Kol Yaakov (on Torah and Nach). Dinov is a town 175 miles SSE of Warsaw, in the Lvov district. Jews are first noted in 1552.The Dinov Chassidic dynasty was started by Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Shapira. By 1880 the Jewish population stood at 1,241 (total 2,784). Most of the Jews left Dynów for Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Austria at the outbreak of World War I, returning four years later to find the town virtually destroyed. On 15 Sept. 1939, an SS unit arrived and rounded up 300 men and shot them in the forest. The Great Synagogue was burned to the ground on the same day. The rest of the Jews were expelled to Soviet-held territory. Some 200-250 survived the war, most in the Soviet Union. Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi served as Rabbi in Dinov, and later of two other cities, but decided to devote himself to full-time learning and left the Rabbinot. He also authored Beis Vaad Lechachamim on the history of the Tana’im and Amora’im, Emes Le’Yaakov on Torah, Chinuch Beis Yehudah (named for his grandfather) on Chanukah, Parashas Derachim Zuta, and his most famous sefer Melo Haro’im.

May the merit of the tzaddik Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Yalish protect us all, Amen.




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