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Tomb of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Horodok (1730-1788)

The chassidic master Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Horodok (or of Vitebsk), was a leading disciple of the second leader of the chassidic movement, Rabbi Dovber, the Magid of Mezeritch.

Upon the latter’s passing in 1772, Rabbi Menachem Mendel was regarded by his colleagues as the leader of the chassidic community in Russia: Rabbi Shne’ur Zalman of Liadi considered him his Rebbe and mentor.

In 1777, Rabbi Menachem Mendel led a group of 300 chassidim to the Holy Land and established chassidic communities in Safed and Tiberias.

He passed away on Iyar 2, 5548 [1788], and is buried in Tiberias.