Chasidim of Radomsko
[Yiddish, Radomsker Chasidim] - A Chasidic
group founded by Shlomo Cohen Rabinovitch (1801-66), who had attended
the yeshiva in Piotrkow Trybunalski, and then studied with the tzaddik
Meir of Opatow. In 1834, he became a rabbi in Radomsko, and from 1843
was a tzaddik, becoming one of the most popular in central Poland.
He was the author of Tiferet Shlomo [Hebrew,
Beauty of Solomon, 1867-69], published posthumously, and also composed
Chasidic music. His son Abraham Isachar Dov (1843-92) perpetuated his
teachings, and was the author of Chesed le-Avraham [Hebrew, the Mercy of
Abraham, 1893-95). He was followed by Shlomo's grandson, Yechezkel
(1864-1910), the author of Kneset Yecheskel [Hebrew, Gathering of
Ezechiel, 1913]. The last of the dynasty, Shlomo Henoch (?-1942),
founded the Keter Tora [Hebrew, The Torah's Crown] network of yeshivas
and a beit midrash in Sosnowiec. He was killed along with his family in
the Warsaw ghetto.
After the war, this dynasty's followers joined
the Chasidim of Gora Kalwaria, commemorating the last tzaddik of
Radomsko by founding a Keter Tora yeshiva in Bnei Brak, the Chasidic
quarter of Tel Aviv.