Re: [Cz-L] Bukowina Minhagim

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 10:18:42 -0400
To: Reuven Rennert <>,
Reply-to: Bruce Reisch <>

Hi Reuven:

There is quite a bit about the Chassidim of Bukovina in Hugo Gold's
two volume work on the History of the Jews in the Bukowina. Most has
been translated (by the very generous Jerome Silverbush) and placed

My paternal grandmother's family was from Radautz, and in New York I
found numerous examples of their association with Hager rabbis.
There was a Wiznitzer Shul in Radautz, and though to the best of my
knowledge my family was not Hasidic, I believe they thought highly of
the Wiznitzer rabbis. At least one branch of my Radautz family was
also from Wiznitz. The same was true of my Reisch family from
Sadagora - though not Hasidic to the best of my knowledge, I found
out from the current Sadagora Rebbe in B'nei B'rak that my
grandfather had once met with his father in the 1950s (during the
Rebbe's visit to New York) to ask for a special blessing for a

Best regards,
Bruce Reisch

At 23:24 +0300 5/5/08, Reuven Rennert wrote:

>I'd love to find out what kind of Chassidim they were if they lived
>in Czernovitz and Radautz.
>Was every Chassid back then a follower of the Sadigora Rebbe or were
>there other sects as well?


>I would be more than happy about any clues, stories or memories
>regarding religious life up to the 1930ies.
>Thank you!

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