Rabbi Aaron Dovid Paneth is the son-in-law of Rabbi Yehuda Tirnauer, zt”l (1923-2001), Rav of Beis Medrash Shomrei Shabbos on 13th Avenue at 53rd Street in Boro Park; son-in-law of Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Lowy, zt”l (d. 1981), Chuster Rebbe who arrived in America in 1938 and established Beis Medrash Ohel Elimelech, which continues to thrive on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Boro Park; son of Rabbi Elimelech Lowy, zt”l (1865-1942), Tasher Rebbe; son of Rabbi Meshulim Feish Lowy, zt”l (1821-1873), founding Tasher Rebbe.
The chassan is a great-grandson of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, Bnei Brak Vishnitzer Rebbe, as well as of Rabbi Elchanan Halpern, Radishmala Rebbe in London.
On Tuesday evening, February 28, the engagement was formally celebrated with tens of thousands of chassidim participating. The Belzer Rebbe performed the traditional breaking of a plate and the chassidim immediately began singing Mazel Tov. When the Rebbe wished all of the chassidim mazel tov in response, tears of joy flowed from his eyes.
On Sunday evening, February 26, at the Boro Park home of Rabbi Moshe Leib Rabinovich, Munkatcher Rebbe, Chaim Elazar Horowitz was engaged to the daughter of Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Krausz, Udvarer Rav. The chassan is the son of Rabbi Yosef Horowitz, Munkatcher Rosh Yeshiva and son-in-law of the Munkatcher Rebbe. Rabbi Yosef is the son of Rabbi Alter Yechezkel Horowitz, zt”l (1930-1994), beloved Boro Park Vienner Dayan.
The Udvarer Rav is the son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Leifer, Verdaner Rebbe in Flatbush and author of Divrei Torah; son of Rabbi Aaron Moshe Leifer, zt”l Hy”d (d. 1944) Grossverdaner Rebbe and author of Vayakhel Moshe; son of Rabbi Yesochor Dov Bertcha Leifer, zt”l (1845-1906), Nadvorna Rebbe in Satmar and author of Lekutei Yesochor; son of Rabbi Mordechai Leifer, zt”l (1824-1894), Nadvorna Rebbe and author of Maamar Mordechai; son of Rabbi Yesochor Bertche Leifer, zt”l (d. 1848), founding Nadvorna Rebbe and author of Sisrei Torah.
The Verdaner Rebbe is the son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Rosenbaum, zt”l (1908-2000), Zuchka Rebbe; son of Rabbi Isomor Rosenbaum, zt”l (1886-1973), Nadvorner Rebbe, and son-in-law of Rabbi Noson Dovid Hollander, zt”l (d. 1838), Amasna Rav. Rabbi Isomor, who became a rebbe at the age of 15 in the city of Chernowitz, was the son of Rabbi Meir Rosenbaum, zt”l (1852-1908), Kretchnifer Rebbe and the only son authorized by his father to write kamayos (amulets). Rabbi Meir was the son of Rabbi Mordechai, zt”l (1824-1895), Nadvorner Rebbe and author of Tiferes Mordechai; son of Rabbi Yesochor Bertche Leifer, zt”l (d. 1848), founding Nadvorna Rebbe and author of Mamar Mordechai.
The kallah’s father is the son of Rabbi Sholom Krausz, zt”l (1915-2010), Udvarer Rav and author of Divrei Sholom. The kallah’s father served as Udvarer dayan and as right-hand to his father. The Divrei Sholom was the son of Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Krausz, zt”l, Udvary Rav; son of Rabbi Sholom Krausz, zt”l, Legemihali Rav; son-in-law of Rabbi Yehoshua Boruch Reinitz, zt”l (1823-1912), Chetovitzer Rav and author of Michtav Harishon Vehasheni; son of Rabbi Noson Feitel Reinitz, zt”l (d. 1862), Mahder Rav and author of Divrei Ranaf; son of Rabbi Avrohom Reinitz zt”l, Wiskerchiner Rav. Rabbi Yehoshua Boruch was a son-in-law of Rabbi Asher Anshel Jungreis, zt”l (1806-1873), Chenger Rav and author of Menuchas Asher.
Rabbi Sholom married Rebbetzin Hentchie Miriam a”h, daughter of Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Alter Landau, zt”l, Edeliener Rav and author of Beis Yisroel, who was married to Rebbetzin Rochel, a”h Hy”d (d. 1944), daughter of Rabbi Yeshayele Steiner, zt”l, Keresturer Rebbe. After the passing of his father in 1935, the young Rabbi Sholom was appointed as successor. This appointment was assisted by the personal intervention of Rabbi Sholom Eliezer Halberstam, zt”l Hy”d (1862-1944), Ratzferter Rebbe and son of Rabbi Chaim Halberstam, zt”l (1797-1876), Sanzer Rav and author of Divrei Caim.