Puppa (Hasidic dynasty)

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Pupa is the name of a Hasidic dynasty within Judaism. The dynasty is named after the town of its origin (according to the Yiddish name), also known in Hungarian as Pápa. Before World War II, Puppa had an important yeshiva which produced many well-known Orthodox rabbis in Hungary. The whole community was deported to Auschwitz and only a very few individuals came back. Currently there are no Jews in Puppa.

The group is based in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, with branches in Boro Park section of Brooklyn, Ossining, New York, London, and Israel. It is headed by the Pupa Rebbe who has several thousand followers. In their Williamsburg location in Brooklyn.


[edit] Lineage of Pupa Dynasty

Grand Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, the founder of the Pupa dynasty, was a disciple of Grand Rabbi Yehoshua Rokeach, the second Belzer Rebbe, son and disciple of Grand Rabbi Shalom Rokeach of Belz. The latter was a disciple of Rabbi Shlomo of Lutsk, a disciple of the Rebbe Dovber, the Maggid (Preacher) of Mezritch, who was the primary disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism.

  • Grand Rabbi Moshe Greenwald of Chust - author of Arugas HaBosem - disciple of Rebbe Yehoshua of Belz.
    • Grand Rabbi Yaakov Chizkiah Greenwald of Pupa - author of Vayaged Yaakov - son of the Arugas HaBosem.
      • Grand Rabbi Yosef Greenwald of Pupa - author of Vaychi Yosef - son of the Vayaged Yaakov.
        • Grand Rabbi Yaakov Chizkiah Greenwald of Pupa - present Rebbe of Pupa - son of the Vayechi Yosef.

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