Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This blog is dedicated to the history of Rabbi Pinkas Menakem Justman Rabbe Of Pilica, Wieruszów, and Częstochowa.

Portrait of Rabbi Pinkas Menakem  Justman, Piltzer Rebbe.
Pinkas Menakem Justman (July 21, 1848 - 1920), also known as the Siftei Tzadik after the works he authored, was the First Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Piltz, a position he held from 1905 until his death in 1920.

I am looking forward for more information about Justman's history.


  1. R. Justman was married to the daughter of Abraham Mordecai Alter. When his first wife died he remarried to the daughter of R. Nehemiah Rothenberg. R. Justman was a hasid of R. Heinokh of Alexander and of R. Judah Leib of Ger. He settled, in 1905, in Pilicia, and afterwards in Virshov and then Czestochowa. R. Justman was the author of Sifsei Zadikkim (Warsaw, 1936-39), a five volume work on the weekly Torah portions. R. Justman emphasized that Shabbat should be devoted to Torah study and that a person should study at least one page of Talmud daily, utilizing the commentaries of Rashi and the Rosh, thus completing the entire Talmud in seven years. It was his practice to arise at 6 A. M., receive Hasidim for ninety minutes, and then spend the day in study. R. Justman was succeeded by his son Hanokh Gad.

  2. Pinḥas Menaḥem Elʻazar, mi-Pilts.