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This page lists new material that has recently been added to the web site. My deepest gratitude to readers and contributors!


Rebbe R' Pinchas spoke of the physical reality …

Contributed by: Yosher Dovor 5/20/2008
Added to: Part 2, On the Immanence of G-d
Updated: 5/21/2008


Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz taught that a holy spark falls and burns …

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, Shaar Toras Adam, 79
Cited at: A Simple Jew
Added to: Part 2, On Faith
Updated: 5/21/2008


I am pleased to announce …

Although the original intention of this web site was simply to make the teachings of R' Pinchas and R' Raphael accessible to readers of English, the functionality of the site has now been expanded to serve readers of other languages as well. On each page, at the upper right corner, is a selection box for the Google Translate tool. If your primary language is not English, you can select another language, and the text will be translated automatically by a computer program. Although the translation may be inaccurate and incomplete, I hope it will nevertheless increase the usefulness of this site. Unfortunately, Google Translate does not yet offer translations into Hebrew or Yiddish, but I hope that these languages will be available sometime in the future. If you try this feature, I would be interested in receiving feedback about it (see Readers' Comments page for contact information).


Commenting on the verses …

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, vol. 1, Shabbat
Contributed by: I.P. Weisz, translations by I.P.W. (French) and S.K.S. (English), 6/13/2008
Added to: Part 2, Shabbat/Holidays
Updated: 6/15/2008


A photographic account by Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams …

Added to: Part 3, Tarashcha
Updated: 8/17/2008


Bershader descendants: please see the recent additions to the Readers' Comments page, 5/22, 8/27, and 8/29/2008 and 7/8/2009, for some sources of genealogical information.

I would love to hear from other descendants of families from Bershad or Tarashcha!

Added to: Readers' Comments
Updated: 8/29/2008, 7/8/2009


The Baal Shem Tov instructed …

Source: Sippurei Chassidim, by S.Y. Zevin, cited in “Reb Pinchos of Koritz,” by A Talmid
Cited at: Zchus Avos Yogen Aleinu
Added to: Part 1, The Koretzer/Bershader School
Updated: 9/16/2008


Our sages teach that one who eats …

Cited at: A Fire Burns in Breslov
Added to: Part 2, Shabbat/Holidays
Updated: 10/12/2008


Parashat Pinchas: Rabi Pinhas mi-Koritz, by Mordekhai Gerlits …

Added to: Part 5A, Early and Recent Editions of Primary and Secondary Works, #25
Updated: 1/25/2009 and 2/3/2009


The following story is told in the Imrei Pinchas HaShalem

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, vol. 2, p. 504
Contributed by: I.P. Weisz, translations by I.P.W. (French, personal communication, 2/10/2009) and S.K.S. (English)
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated: 2/15/2009


Gurlitz, in Parashat Pinchas, embellishes the story …

Source: Parashat Pinchas, by Mordechai Gurlitz
Contributed by: I.P. Weisz, translations by I.P.W. (French, personal communication, 1/21/2009) and S.K.S. (English)
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated: 2/3/2009


Why did Rabbi Raphael smoke contraband tobacco? …

Contributed by: I.P. Weisz, personal communication, 2/10/2009
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated: 2/15/2009


New photographs of the ohel … and matzevah of R' Pinchas have been added in Parts 3 and 6, courtesy of Rabbi Tal Zwecker …

Contributed by: Rabbi T.Z., personal communication, 2/23/2009
Added to: Part 3, R' Pinchas's Grave at Shepetovka and Part 6, Shepetovka Gravesite
Updated: 2/23/2009


The translation of the term ezer kenegdo has been changed …

Contributed by: S.C., personal communication, 2/24/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Women
Updated: 2/24/2009


Added to the list of descendants of R' Pinchas: R' Menachem Mendel Hager …

Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz
Updated: 2/27/2009


R' Raphael makes an analogy between one's physical posture and one's level of morality …

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, p. 380
Contributed by: I.P. Weisz, translations by I.P.W. (French, personal communication, 3/21/2009) and S.K.S. and S.C. (English)
Added to: Part 2, Health and Diet
Updated: 3/23/2009


Heschel notes that R' Pinchas …

Source: A Passion for Truth: Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972, by Abraham Joshua Heschel, p. 57
Added to: Part 2, On Holy Books
Updated: 3/29/2009


Striving for inner anonymity was …

Source: A Passion for Truth: Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972, by Abraham Joshua Heschel, p. 103
Added to: Part 2, On Self-negation
Updated: 3/29/2009


Close-ups for comparison of inscriptions on original and new tombstones of R' Pinchas of Koretz at Shepetovka have been added.

Added to: Part 3, R' Pinchas's Grave at Shepetovka and Part 6, Shepetovka Gravesite
Updated: 3/29/2009


In Part 3, the section on R' Pinchas's tombstone has been considerably expanded. A side-by-side comparison …

Contributed by: S.C., personal communications, 3/29-31/2009
Added to: Part 3, R' Pinchas's Grave at Shepetovka
Updated: 3/31/2009


R' Pinchas of Koretz said the entire Sefer Tehillim

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, p. 235
Cited at: A Simple Jew
Added to: Part 2, On Holy Books
Updated: 6/21/2009


Recordings of Bershader songs and prayers have recently become available and are presented …

Contributed by: Rabbi E.E.F., personal communication, 4/22/2009; translation by S.C., personal communication, 7/5/2009
With permission of the Rabinowitz family; Y. Rabinowitz, personal communication, 7/18/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Song
Updated: 7/19/2009


Rabbi Gedaliah Rabinowitz notes that R' Raphael … had a special way of davening

Contributed by: Rabbi G.R., personal communication, 7/19/2009
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated: 7/20/2009


R' Raphael once visited a town and was offered something to eat …

Contributed by: Rabbi G.R., personal communication, 7/19/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Truth
Updated: 7/20/2009


In a version related by Rabbi Gedaliah Rabinowitz …

Contributed by: Rabbi G.R., personal communication, 7/19/2009
Added to: Part 3, Legends about R' Raphael's Death
Updated: 7/20/2009


According to Rabbi Gedaliah Rabinowitz, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Gabai told him …

Contributed by: Rabbi G.R., personal communication, 7/19/2009
Added to: Part 3, R' Raphael's Grave at Tarashcha
Updated: 7/20/2009


When Rav Rafael of Barshud, zt”l, was asked about [the need for humility to appreciate the greatness of Hashem], he would say …

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, Vol. 1, p. 371
Cited at: A Fire Burns in Breslov
Added to: Part 2, On Humility
Updated: 7/23/2009


R' Pinchas said that, during Tisha B'Av, when we are on the floor, we are very close to Hashem
Cited at: A Fire Burns in Breslov
Added to: Part 2, On Shabbat, Holidays, and Significant Dates
Updated: 8/7/2009


According to R' Aryeh Leib Schochet in Sefer Likutim Yekarim, R' Pinchas of Koritz related how the Baal Shem Tov said …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 125
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/7/2009
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated: 10/19/2009


R' Refoel of Bershid said that a person should not be embarrassed to pray even a hundred times a day and in any language …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 81
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/7/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Prayer
Updated: 10/19/2009


According to R' Aryeh Leib Schochet …, R' Refoel told his students that whenever a person prays, he will certainly be answered …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 114
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/7/2009

Added to: Part 2, On Prayer
Updated: 10/19/2009


R' Aryeh Leib Schochet wrote that he grew up among the followers of R' Refoel of Bershid, who often related the following incident …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 132
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/7/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Repentance
Updated: 10/19/2009


In the Sefer Likutim Yekarim, R' Aryeh Leib Schochet writes: “I heard that R' Refoel of Bershid said the following to his students …”

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 73
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/7/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Learning and Teaching
Updated: 10/19/2009


In Sefer Likutim Yekarim, R' Aryeh Leib Schochet relates that, while visiting the home of R' Shmuel of Kaminka, R' Refoel of Bershid was asked …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 49
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/7/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Health, Diet, and Healing
Updated: 10/19/2009


Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz taught that Moshe was able to be the most humble of men because he knew that each person has a portion of G-d within himself …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 141
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/14/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Humility
Updated: 10/19/2009


Reb Refoel of Bershid said that for someone whose faith is not as strong as it should be, his faith does not work to his benefit. He offered a suggestion …

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 155
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/14/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Faith
Updated: 10/19/2009


R' Aryeh Leib Schochet relates: “When I was a child, I was told the following story: Reb Refoel spent a Shabbos in a small village …”

Source: Sefer Likutim Yekarim, p. 196
Contributed by: A. Graeber, personal communication, 10/14/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Shabbat, Holidays, and Significant Dates
Updated: 10/19/2009


R' Pinchas used to comment that it is said that Sarah Imeinu had a special blessing for making challah

Source: Hamodia Magazine, 17 Cheshvan 5770 (11/4/2009), p. 27
Contributed by: S. Cohen, personal communication, 11/8/2009
Added to: Part 2, On Joy
Updated 11/8/2009


Rav Rafael of Bershad, zt”l, explained that when a person slips up or makes an error in davening or is embarrassed, he should not allow himself to be vexed by this …

Cited at: A Fire Burns in Breslov
Added to: Part 2, On Seeking Humiliation
Updated 11/23/2009


Sefer Midrash Pinhas ‘im Giv'at Pinhas
The preface to this edition contains information on the ancestors and descendants of R' Pinchas, describes his life and death, and lists other early publications of his teachings. An annotated translation is presented …

Contributed by: Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull
Translated by: David Goldman
Added to: Part 5A, Early and Recent Editions of Primary and Secondary Works, #3
Updated 12/6/2009


A version of Azamer Bishvochin with instrumental accompaniment and a contemporary flavor has also been produced by Rabbi Frankel and is presented here …

Contributed by: Rabbi E.E.F., personal communication from I.P. Weisz, 1/26/2010
Added to: Part 2, On Song
Updated: 2/16/2010


A memorial webpage for the town of Tarashcha was created by Richard L. Baum in 2011 and is hosted on the JewishGen ShtetLinks [now KehilaLinks, 9/2011] site …

Added to: Part 3, Tarashcha
Updated: 6/2/2011


Rabbi Yeshayahu … wrote … the Kuntras of Rabbi Yeshayahu …

Rabbi Benjamin Ze'ev Wolf Halevy of Balta … worked with R' Raphael to record the teachings of R' Pinchas known as the Kitvei Koretz

Rabbi Avrahamtzi of Kalniblot … helped Rabbi Shmuel Valtzis to collect and arrange the Kitvei Bershad

Rabbi Yaakov of Bosivka … wrote a kuntras on teachings he had heard from his father-in-law …

Rabbi Gedaliah of Bosivka … wrote one of the kuntrasim

Other grandsons (probably Rabbi Levi Wartman and Isrultze Friedhand) … contributed kuntrasim

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, pp. 527-530
Contributed by: N. Cohen Feuerstein, personal communication, 7/3/2011
Added to: Part 1, The Koretzer/Bershader School
Updated: 7/6/2011


… a translation … from Imrei Pinchas HaShalem … [of] information about Kitvei Koretz and Kitvei Bershad

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, pp. 527-530
Contributed by: N. Cohen Feuerstein, personal communication, 7/5/2011
Added to: Part 5A (Sefer Imre Pinhas/Imrei Pinchas HaShalem)
Updated: 7/6/2011


Two photos of the ohel of R' Raphael have been added. An exterior view shows the stone marker adjacent to the ohel, and an interior view shows kvittels and candle stubs left by visitors to the gravesite.

Source: Lo Tishkach Foundation
Added to: Part 6, Tarashcha Cemetery
Updated: 8/24/2011


“The talmidim of Rav Pinchas of Koritz … found him standing in a corner and davening even though it was not a time for tefillah …”

Source: Hamodia Torah Supplement, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771, 2010, p. 5
Contributed by: S. Cohen, personal communication, 9/15/2010
Added to: Part 2, On Prayer
Updated 9/6/2011


“During the days of Rav Pinchas of Koretz …, there was an earthquake …”

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem, cited in Hamodia, 8/24/2011, p. D1
Contributed by: S. Cohen, personal communication, 9/1/2011
Added to: Part 2, On Divine Providence
Updated 9/6/2011


View of Shepetovka, early 20th century …

Source: Sinagogi evreiskaia zhizn (Synagogues: Jewish Life), by Vladimir Likhodedov. Riftur, Minsk, 2007, p. 292
Contributed by: Agur Biedak, personal communication, 10/23/2011
Added to: Part 6, Shepetovka Gravesite
Updated 10/23/2011


I am happy to announce the acquisition of a large amount of new material about R' Raphael's life—particularly, his youth and old age—and about the unique nature of Bershad Chassidism. The sections on R' Raphael's moral character and his teachings have been expanded. There are also new details about his death and gravesite.

The excerpts listed below were taken primarily from a memoir about some of R' Raphael's descendants (the Wortman family) and from three memorial books about the towns of Bershad, Ternovka, and Tarashcha, where R' Raphael and his family lived; Nathen Gabriel's skillful and polished translations from the Hebrew have, at last, made them accessible to English-speaking readers. I'd like to express my immense gratitude to Nathen for generously contributing his time and talent to this project.


R' Raphael's father was a Melamed … who taught the sons of poor Jews …

In those days, both Jewish and non-Jewish fishermen …

As a young man, R' Raphael visited the court of R' Baruch of Medzhibozh …

After R' Raphael died, the Bershad Chassidim tried to make Rabbi Ya'akov his successor, but he humbly refused.

Source: Mishpachtenu [Our Family, from Rabbi Raphael of Bershad to This Day], by G. Bar-Zvi (Gedalyahu Wortman)
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communications, 7/16-20/2015
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated 8/13/2015


Gedalyahu Wortman … states that R' Raphael's daughter and son-in-law and their family would always spend the Passover Seders with R' Raphael—at first in Bershad, and then in Tarashcha …

Source: Mishpachtenu [Our Family, from Rabbi Raphael of Bershad to This Day], by G. Bar-Zvi (Gedalyahu Wortman)
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communications, 7/16-20/2015
Added to: Part 3, Legends about R' Raphael's Death
Updated 8/13/2015


“Because of [Rabbi Refa'el's] love for the common people …”

“He never sat on the front benches in the Beit Hamidrash …”

“His furniture and his utensils were simple, like those of the masses: dishes of clay, wooden spoons …”

“Avraham Ber Gottlober (1811-1899) relates … that Rabbi Refa'el suffered from rheumatism …”

“Bershad Chasidim relate that he was very depressed at the end of his life. Chasidic legends tell of changes …”

“Rabbi Refa'el's approach at the end of his life also changed …”

“They prayed in a whisper, word by word, with devotion …”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated 8/13/2015


“The Bershad Chasidim received from Rabbi Refa'el special versions of the prayers and synagogue customs …”

“There was a Chasidic legend … that the melodies of the prayers at Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur …”

Huberman writes: “‘Bershad Chasidism’ … had a unique quality, that of trust in G-d as a soul revelation of G-d's grace that is not dependent upon conditions either material or spiritual …”

“The Chasidim of Bershad were strict when it came to matters of Tzitzit … and Talitot.”

Huberman writes that, after the death of R' Pinchas, “Rabbi Refa'el's area of activity expanded …”

Huberman says: “Rabbi Refa'el did not agree to succeed his rabbi (Rabbi Pinchas) when he died …”

Huberman concludes: “The period of Bershad Chasidism starts with Rabbi Refa'el, but it was preceded by the Chasidism of the Ba'al Shem Tov …”

According to Huberman: “Rabbi Refa'el went through a difficult period when …”

“From time to time, there would be anger expressed by Rabbi Refa'el's disciples …”

“Rabbi Refa'el did not write any books. His teachings and sayings were passed on orally among his disciples …”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 1, The Koretzer/Bershader School
Updated 8/13/2015


“[R' Raphael] would say … ‘Not by external noisy displays of enthusiasm but by interior soul devotion and supreme moral qualities …’”

Huberman writes: “On his many travels to villages and shtetls and marketplaces, [Rabbi Refa'el] would encourage and comfort and implant faith and trust in G-d …”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Prayer
Updated 8/13/2015


Huberman says: “Rabbi Refa'el was aware of … the secret of compassion and love. …”

“[R' Refa'el's] system directed at the masses also encompassed matters of Jewish Law: the important thing was …”

“[Rabbi Refa'el] would say, … ‘When I need to reprimand someone, I explain …’”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Loving the Evil-Doer
Updated 8/13/2015


Huberman cites a legend: “Once Rabbi Refa'el spent the Sabbath in Savran. …”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Loving One's Fellow Jews
Updated 8/13/2015


“Rabbi Refa'’el … would interpret the verse ‘You should distance yourself from speaking falsehood …’”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Truth
Updated 8/13/2015


R' Raphael said: “A man who has even a trace of pride …”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Vanity and Pride
Updated 8/13/2015


“[R' Raphael] would say, … ‘A man who feels that he is nothing, upon him rests the Spirit of G-d.’”

“Once, Rabbi Refa'el happened to be visiting Rabbi Yisra'el Friedman of Ruzhin …”

Source: Bershad: be-tsel ‘ayarah [Bershad: In the Shadow of a Town], by Nachum Huberman
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/12/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Humility
Updated 8/13/2015


Rabbi Yaakov Wortman of Bosivka, who served as the rabbi of Ternovka, was not only the son-in-law of R' Raphael but also a distinguished disciple.

“The Chasidism of Bershad distinguished itself by its simplicity, its modesty and its innocence, its level of humility, and its great love for truth …”

Source: Ayaratenu Ternovka; pirkei zikaron ve-matseva [Our Town Ternovka; Chapters of Remembrance and a Monument], by Gedalyahu Bar-Zvi (Wortman)
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, 2015
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad
Updated 8/13/2015


Jacob Roven cites the publication of the same story by Gottlober …

According to Jacob Roven, the Tzaddik, R' Raphael of Bershad, lies buried in the “old” cemetery of Tarashcha …

Jacob Roven's account of the death of R' Raphael states that the “rebbe's tree” grew rapidly and sheltered the ohel

Source: Tarashtche [Tarashcha, a History of a Small Shtetl in Kiev Guberniya, Ukraine] by Jacob Roven
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communication, 7/26/2015
Added to: Part 3, R' Raphael's Grave at Tarashcha
Updated 8/13/2015


The older sons of R' Raphael of Bershad, Yaakov/Yakel and Yitzchak, were also disciples of R' Pinchas …

Rabbi Avrahamtzi of Kalniblot … helped … collect, copy, arrange, and edit the Kitvei Bershad. Additionally, he wrote commentaries …

Source: Imrei Pinchas HaShalem
Translated by: Nathen Gabriel, personal communications, 8/11 and 8/13/2015
Added to: Part 1, The Koretzer/Bershader School
Updated 8/13/2015


Readers: please see the introductory note preceding these 8/2015 updates.


The excepts below were taken from David Goldman's excellent translation of the chapter on R' Pinchas of Koretz by Eliezer Leoni in the Korets memorial (Yizkor) book, with the kind permission of Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull, Project Coordinator. The memorial book is available on the JewishGen web site, at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html.


Eventually, however, he [R' Pinchas] “… began changing his views. He left the area of philosophical speculation and entered into mysticism and kabbalah …”

Leoni recounts that once, “when R. Pinchas visited the Ba'al Shem Tov, he became ill …”

Leoni continues: “Nevertheless, the relationship between R. Pinchas and the Ba'al Shem Tov was a ‘chain of ice’ …”

“The Shpola Zeyda, who dearly loved R. Pinchas, and who visited him many times in Koretz, described the phenomenon named R. Pinchas in these words …”

Source: “Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz: The Origins of Rabbi Pinchas and his Life in Koretz,” by Eliezer Leoni, in Korets (Wolyn); sefer zikaron le-kehilatenu she-ala aleha ha-koret [The Korets Book; In Memory Of Our Community That Is No More (Korets, Ukraine)]
Translated by: David Goldman
Added to: Part 1, Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz
Updated 12/9/2015


“In … A Memoir of the Great Rabbis of Ostroh, R. Mendel Biber writes ‘… I saw an old manuscript of Torah teachings and divine wisdom of the Rabbi and tzaddik R. Pinchas of Koretz …’”

“Only a few booklets and small sections of the Torah teachings of R. Pinchas became known in the world. These booklets are: …”

Source: “Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz: The Origins of Rabbi Pinchas and his Life in Koretz,” by Eliezer Leoni, in Korets (Wolyn); sefer zikaron le-kehilatenu she-ala aleha ha-koret [The Korets Book; In Memory Of Our Community That Is No More (Korets, Ukraine)]
Translated by: David Goldman
Added to: Part 1, The Koretzer/Bershader School
Updated 12/9/2015


“R. Pinchas also studied other kabbalah books very intensely, [including] …”

Leoni writes: “The sources that inspired R. Pinchas were different from those that inspired the Ba'al Shem Tov …”

Source: “Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz: The Origins of Rabbi Pinchas and his Life in Koretz,” by Eliezer Leoni, in Korets (Wolyn); sefer zikaron le-kehilatenu she-ala aleha ha-koret [The Korets Book; In Memory Of Our Community That Is No More (Korets, Ukraine)]
Translated by: David Goldman
Added to: Part 2, On Holy Books
Updated 12/9/2015


R' Pinchas said: “If I have a choice between Paradise and Hell …”

Source: “Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz: The Origins of Rabbi Pinchas and his Life in Koretz,” by Eliezer Leoni, in Korets (Wolyn); sefer zikaron le-kehilatenu she-ala aleha ha-koret [The Korets Book; In Memory Of Our Community That Is No More (Korets, Ukraine)]
Translated by: David Goldman
Added to: Part 2, On Loving One's Fellow Jews
Updated 12/9/2015


Leoni discusses R' Pinchas's views on anger …

R' Pinchas said: “Whoever wishes to teach his family the true path must not become angry at them …”

Source: “Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz: The Origins of Rabbi Pinchas and his Life in Koretz,” by Eliezer Leoni, in Korets (Wolyn); sefer zikaron le-kehilatenu she-ala aleha ha-koret [The Korets Book; In Memory Of Our Community That Is No More (Korets, Ukraine)]
Translated by: David Goldman
Added to: Part 2, On Anger
Updated 12/9/2015


Readers: please see the introductory note preceding these 12/2015 updates.


“The holy Rebbe, Rabbi Pinchas Mi'Koritz, once gathered his Talmidim and told them …”

Source: “Seven Orphans & a New Chosson,” in Yeshiva World News, 12/13/2015
Contributed by: S.C., personal communication, 12/13/2015
Added to: Part 2, On Good and Evil
Updated 12/14/2015


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