Chaim Chaika Levin

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Born(1787-03-13)March 13, 1787
  • Hasidic rebbe
  • Author
  • Rabbi Samuel Levin (father)

Reb Chaim Chaika Levin of Amdur (Hebrew: חיים חייקא לוין מאמדור;March 13, 1787) was an 18th-century Belarusian Hasidic rebbe and author.


Born around 1730 in Karlin, Belarus. His father Rabbi Samuel Levin, was a prominent Belarusian rabbi and staunch proponent of the Misnagdim. In his early years, he was sent by his father to learn at the yeshiva of the Vilna Gaon. He later travelled to Mezhirichi, where he became a leading disciple of Dov Ber of Mezeritch, who sent him to Amdur, where he established his own Hasidic court in 1772. It was also around this time that he authored an his Masterpiece magnum opus "Chaim VaChesed", which is now an important early Hasidic work.[1][2][3]


  1. Alfasi, Yitzhak (2004). Encyclopedia of Hasidic Personalities. Rabbi Kook Institution. {{cite book}}: Invalid |ref=harv (help)
  2. "Reb Chaim Chaika of Amdur". Hamodia. Retrieved 2020-10-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Understanding Reb Chaim Soloveitchik". Retrieved 2020-10-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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