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Rebbes on Horseback

Rebbes on Horseback

Photo Credit: Dror Garti/Flash90

Thousands of Chasidim attend the wedding of the great-grandson of the Sanzer Rebbe in Netanya, January 02, 2012.

The Sanz Chasidic dynasty was founded by Rabbi Chaim Halberstam (1793–1876) who served as the Rabbi of Nowy Sącz (Sanz, or Tsanz inYiddish). Reb Chayim was known as a man in whose pocket a penny never got warm – because as soon as he’d get it, he’d start looking for someone to give it to.

Sanz is huge in Netanya, and to this day they’re crazy active in collecting for Tzedaka and giving it away.

Still, they look a tad unusual on horseback. And a tad uncomfortable…

Photo: Dror Garti/Flash90

Dror Garti/Flash90

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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