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AVIGDOR & SARA POLIKMAN \ WRITTEN BY THE
One of the first Chassidim in our town, he was head of our family Rabbi Avigdor z"l, son of Rabbi Baruch, son of Rabbi Mordechai, son of Yoel , descendent of the righteous and holy Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropol, who perished in the days of Chmelnitzki.
born in the small town Solovkovitz, which is in Podolia, from there he came to
our town. The righteous grandmothe Sara z"l, stems from the Tzaddik
Rabbi Chaim of Sotonov in Podolia. She was formerly
Kemnitz Podolsk (KAMYANETS
- PODOLSKY) and was raised
in the home of her uncle- Rabbi Yaakov, her mother's brother.He was childless,
therefore he adoptedher as his daughter.When the time of marriage came about, he
mad it as his condition to the groom that he will have to live in Novoselice.
rich, and honored uncle, Rabbi Yaakov- his business becam
progressively successful, and he was one of the important Chassidim of the
Tzaddik Rabbi Avraham-Yaakov ztz'l of Sadigora.
had business, selling flour in order to provide for her family as well as
keeping house and raising the children .She was a woman of valor in the truest
sense of the word. The grandfather hardly
ever saw a coin in front of him as he was completely devoted to serve G-d. He
was a honest ,complete and humble man. His demeanor and his great
virtues kept him away from the secular street. His entire life was spent
inside the synagogue, in prayer and studies of the holy scriptures.
More than 50 years he led the shul sevices
for the High Holidays only, in the shul of the Chassidim of Sadigora. His
prayers were filled with warmth, enthusiasm from the soul, which spread
sweetness into the hearts of his listeners. Everyone wondered and asked:
Where does the strength come from, from such a thin and weak body
worn out by fasts and prayers, such strength, which is
heartbreaking, yet brings people to return to the faith.
good and honest sons ,Chassidim, were wealthy
merchants, they excelled in their songs and prayers as well. They helped
him at his old age, when he stood before the congregation and prayed- and his
strength stayed with him. The people of the shul did not want to do
without his praying, they did not want a substitute, and remained steadfast
for his rights. The grandfather passed away at a ripe old age in the year 1923.
sons: Pinchas, Shalom, Matityahu and Chaim-Baruch and their wives, his daughter:
Tzippora, Puah and their husbands were killed for the sanction of Hashem by the
Romanians, may their names and memory be embraced!
Three of his grandsons: Shlomo, son of Avraham-Abba, Yeshaayahu, son of Shaul and Moshe, son of Shalom Dov fell in the defense of our country in 1948. Two of his great-grandsons (who carry his name), are officers of the army in Brazil, they rushed to help our nation as members of the armored corp and helped to free Ramla and Lod. They are our pride and joy! The merit of our fathers served the rest of the grand, and great-grandchildren to survive the Wars of Israel.