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Chaim Avraham Dov Ber Levine haCohen

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Rabbi Chaim Avraham Dov Ber Levine haCohen (1859/1860 - 1938), known as "the Malach" (lit. "the angel") was the founder of the Malachim (Hasidic group). In Europe the Malach had been one of the closest followers of Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn and the tutor of his son, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn. He had been esteemed by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn. Upon his arrival in New York in 1923, he was welcomed by Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, the rosh yeshiva (dean) of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath in Brooklyn, The Malach parted ways with the Lubavitch group, and the Malachim became separate from the Lubavitch movement. After the Malach's death, Rabbi Yankev Schor led the group. The Malach is not to be confused with another "Malach" who taught Shneur Zalman of Liadi.  ( Wikipedia article )

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