Pinchas Shapiro of Koretz

Pinchas Shapiro of Koretz (Hebrew: פִּנְחָס בֵּן אַבְרָהָם אַבָּא שַׁפִירָא מִקוֹרִיץ‎;[1] 1726 – 10 September 1791) was a Galician Chasidic rabbi and disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.


Pinchas Shapiro of Koretz
Born1726 (1726)
DiedOctober 18, 1791(1791-10-18) (aged 64–65)
  • Avraham Abba Shapiro (father)
  • Sora Rochel Shapiro (mother)
Yahrtzeit10 Elul 5551
ResidenceKoretz, Volhynia


He was the son of Rabbi Avraham Abba Shapiro and Sora Rochel Shapiro.[2] Pinchas's father was a descendant of Rabbi Nathan Nata Spira, the author of Megaleh Amukot.[3][1] His son Moshe was born in 1759.[2]

Born in Shklov, Pinchas was named after his paternal grandfather, described as "the famous and great scholar Rabbi Pinchas from Shklov."[2]


  1. ^ a b "Rabbi Pinchas Schapiro". Geni. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Eliezer Leoni (1959). "Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz: The Origins of Rabbi Pinchas and his Life in Koretz". The Korets Book: In Memory Of Our Community That Is No More. Translated by Goldman, David. Tel Aviv: Former Residents of Korets in Israel. p. 31.
  3. ^ Steeble, Susan K. (2008). "Two Tzaddiks: The Teachings of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz and His Disciple, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad". Retrieved 4 May 2019.