5512/1752, Harav Yosef of Breslau, zt”l, mechaber of Shoresh Yosef
5639/1879, Harav Yom Tov Lipman, zt”l, the Oneg Yom Tov
5686/1926, Harav Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum, the Atzei Chaim of Sighet, zt”l
5691/1931, Harav Shalom Halberstam, zt”l, of Pikla–Sanz
5739/1979, Harav Dovid Yitzchak Eizek Rabinowitz of Skolya, zt”l
Harav Yitzchak of Kalusch, zt”l
Harav Yitzchak of Kalusch was a son of Harav Aharon of Premishlan who, in turn, was the son of Harav Meir Hagadol of Premishlan, who was one of the talmidim of the Baal Shem Tov. Reb Yitzchak married the daughter of Harav Isamar of Tchizkov, who was a close friend of Harav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, zt”l.
Many tzaddikim attested to the great kedushah and taharah of Reb Yitzchak Kaluscher. Reb Yitzchak would sit in the beis medrash all day, wrapped in his tallis and tefillin, learning and davening with great fervor. He was also known as a tremendous baal chessed and for his hospitality.
Reb Yitzchak was a devoted talmid and chassid of his father. He was also a talmid of Harav Moshe Leib of Sassov, who was very fond of this talmid, and shared with him great sodos haTorah.
Reb Yitzchak became Rav in Kalusch after his uncle Harav David of Kalusch was niftar. He served there as a Rebbe for chassidim, as well.
In his later years he became gravely ill. While his household and chassidim were worried and pained, he remained extremely calm as he prepared himself for his journey to the Olam Haemes.
Reb Yitzchak was niftar on 6 Shevat 5600/1840.
Zechuso Yagen Aleinu.
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