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Skulen (Hasidic dynasty)

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Skulen (Hasidic dynasty)

Rabbi Israel Abraham Portugal - Grand Rebbe of Skulen - lighting Hanukkah candles

The Skulen (or rarely Skolen) Hasidic dynasty was founded by Rav Eliezer Zusia Portugal. It is now headed by his son, Rav Yisroel Avrohom Portugal. Name is originated from Sculeni (Yiddish: סקולען Skulen), a town in Bessarabia where Rabbi Eliezer Zusia was born and served as rabbi.

Rabbi Eliezer Zusia succeeded his father as rabbi of Skulen at the age of 17 upon his father's death in 1915. Thereupon he became a disciple of the rebbe of Holy Land and around the world, and continues to write new Hasidic tunes on a regular basis. His synagogue is located on 54th street in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, New York, near 13th avenue.

Lineage of Skulener Dynasty

Spiritual legacy

  • Rebbe Yisrael Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760) - the founder of Hasidism.
    • Rebbe Yechiel Michel - the Maggid (Preacher) of Zlotshov (d. 1786) - disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.
      • Rebbe Mordecai of Kremnitz - son of the Maggid of Zlotshov.
        • Rebbe Yeshayah Shor of Yas - author of K'lil Tiferes[1] - disciple of Rebbe Mordecai of Kremnitz.
  • Rebbe Yisrael Avraham Portugal (d. 1915) of Skulen - author of Shem uSh'aris Yisrael - disciple of the K'lil Tiferes.
    • Rebbe Eliezer Zusia Portugal of Skulen (1898-1982) - author of Noam Eliezer - son of the Shem uSh'aris Yisrael, disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Shalom Yosef Friedman (1863-1923), of Bohush and Rabbi Mordechai Shalom Yosef Friedman (1886-1979), of Sadigura.


  1. ^ "כליל תפארת". (in  

External links

  • Video clips of the Skulener Rebbe, shlit"a
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