Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

Menachem Mendel Morgensztern of Kotzk, better known as the Kotzker Rebbe (1787–1859) was a Hasidic rabbi and leader. Born to a non-Hasidic family in Goraj near Lublin, Poland, he became attracted to Hasidus in his youth. He was known for having acquired impressive Talmudic and Kabbalistic knowledg…






"I saw in a sefer, along time ago, that a student once travelled to learn by the KOTZKER. The Kotzker asked him why he came? He said, to find G-d. He responded, that's a pity! He's everywhere! The student thought a bit. Then asked why should I have come? He responded and said, To Find Yourself! This has to be anonymous because I tried to find where I saw it, and I did not find it!"

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