Chaim Avraham Dov Ber Levine HaCohen

Rabbi Chaim Avraham Dov Ber Levine haCohen (1859/1860 - 1938), known as "the Malach" (lit. "the angel") came to New York in 1923. He was 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 , and in New York 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 M'lochim became separate from the Lubavitch movement. After his death Rabbi Yankev Schor led the group.

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