This Day in Jewish History / Gur Hasidic Dynasty Founder Dies in Poland

Yitzchak Meir Alter was known for his intellect, scholarship and the respect he earned from rabbis who were opposed to Hasidism.

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On March 10, 1866, Yitzchak Meir Alter, founder of the Gur Hasidic dynasty, died in the Polish town of Gora Kalwaria (Gur, or Ger, is the Yiddish name of the town).