Reb Chanoch Henoch of Alexander

Short Biography:

R' Chanoch Henoch of Alexander, a long time disciple of the Kotzker Rebbe, became the first Alexander Rebbe at the age of 68, and only after refusing to accept the yoke of responsibility for many years. He was known to accept petitions slips (kvitlach) from women. At one time, Alexander was the Jewry's largest Chassidic group.