Geder Avos

Rabbi Moshe Tsvi Gutterman (ca.1775-1839) was the younger son of the Chassidic master Reb Shimon Shlomo of Savran, a disciple of the Maggid of Mezritch. In about 1811, after the passing of his mentors, Reb Baruch of Mezhbuzh and Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, Reb Moshe Tsvi founded the prominent Chassidic dynasty of Savran, (one of whose descendants was Rabbi Moses Josef Rubin, founder of Geder Avos). Reb Moshe Tsvi was one of the primary Chassidic leader in Ukraine, alongside contemporaries such as Reb Yisroel of Ruzhin and Reb Mordechai of Chernobyl. His wisdom earned him the respect of the maskilim.

In his later years, he moved from Savran to nearby Chechelnik, where he passed away. Rabbi Moshe Tsvi’s scholarly teachings were preserved by a disciple and published as Likkutei Shoshanim. In 2005, Oholei Tzadikim and Geder Avos built an imposing Ohel over his burial place and a fence around the cemetery.

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