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Full name  Yaakov Aryeh Alter
Parents  Simcha Bunim Alter
Name  Yaakov Alter
Mother  Yuta Hena Alter
Father  Simcha Bunim Alter
Dynasty  Ger

Yaakov Aryeh Alter
Term  March 1996 to the present
Born  1939 Lodz, Poland
People also search for  Simcha Bunim Alter, Avraham Mordechai Alter, Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter

Predecessor  Pinchas Menachem Alter
Great-grandparents  Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter
Grandparents  Avraham Mordechai Alter

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Yaakov Aryeh Alter (Polish: Jakub Arie Alter, Hebrew יעקב אריה אלתר‎, born 1939), is the eighth and current Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger, a position he has held since 1996. He lives in Israel and has followers in the United States, Europe and Canada. The Gerrer Rebbe is internationally known for his menschlichkeit.

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Becomes Rebbe

Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh's father was Rabbi Simcha Bunim Alter, also known as the Lev Simcha, the sixth Gerrer Rebbe. When Rabbi Simcha Bunim died in 1992, he was succeeded by his half-brother, Rabbi Pinchas Menachem Alter. Upon the latter's unexpected death in 1996, Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter was chosen as the next Rebbe of Ger.

He has introduced significant innovations in the curriculum of the educational institutions operated by the Gerrer Hasidim in Israel and abroad — primarily broader knowledge of the expanse of the Talmud, while abolishing the learning of Iyun (learning a smaller portion of the Talmud in-depth).

He and his wife have five sons and four daughters.

Rebbes of Ger

  1. Yitzchak Meir Alter (1799–1866)
  2. Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin (1798–1870)
  3. Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (1847–1905)
  4. Avraham Mordechai Alter (1866–1948)
  5. Yisrael Alter (1895–1977)
  6. Simcha Bunim Alter (1898–1992)
  7. Pinchas Menachem Alter (1926–1996)
  8. Yaakov Aryeh Alter (b. 1939)

References

Yaakov Aryeh Alter Wikipedia


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