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Grand Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Halberstam (1931-2005), (Hebrew: ר' נפתלי האלברשטאם‎) was the Grand Rebbe of Bobov from August 2000 until March 2005. He succeeded his father, Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (1907-2000), as Grand Rebbe of Bobov.

Rabbi Naftali Halberstam was born in Bobova, Poland in 1931 (25 Sivan, 5691 on the Hebrew calendar). His mother and two siblings died in the Holocaust, and towards the end of the war, when Rabbi Naftali was a teenager, his father, Rabbi Shlomo, managed to arrange for him to go to the Holy Land. Rabbi Shlomo remained in Europe, so Rabbi Naftali was not sure if his father had survived the war.

Rabbi Naftali lived for several years in the land of Israel, where he received his rabbinical ordination. After the war he found out that his father had indeed survived, and had relocated to New York. In the late 1940s, he moved to New York, where he was reunited with his father. On his father's passing in 2000, he became the Grand Rebbe of Bobov. He died on March 23, 2005 (12 days in Adar 5765). Rabbi Naftali was buried next to his father in Floral Park Cemetery in New Jersey.

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Rebbes of Bobov

  1. Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (The First) (1847 - 1905) grandson of the Sanzer Rebbe, Rabbi Chaim Halberstam
  2. Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam (The First) (1874 - 1941)
  3. Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (The Second) (1907 - 2000)
  4. Rabbi Naftali Halberstam (1931 - 2005)

Disputed:

5. Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Unger (b. 1954) son-in-law of Rabbi Naftali Halberstam
5. Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam (The Second) (b. 1955) son of Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam

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Preceded by
Grand Rabbi Solomon Halberstam (The Second)
Rebbe of Bobov
2000–2005
Succeeded by
Grand Rabbi Mordecai David Unger (disputed)

and

Grand Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam (The Second) (disputed)

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