born ca. 1870
died 7. February 1935, Będzin
lived in Będzin, 3 Maja Square at no.4
gaon and Hasid known for his good deeds, Rabbi of Będzin
He was one of the most prominent rabbis in Poland, from the title of his work called „Imrei Emet”. He was one of the leaders of Agudat Israel and a member of the Council of Torah Sages. His comments and refelections were often printed in Orthodox books and magazines.
He married 17-year-old Fajga, the daughter of the Rabbi of Gur, Lejbuś Alter. In winter 1924 he, his brother – Abraham Mordechai Alter – the fourth Rebbe of Gur and the Rabbi of Sokołów, Yitzhak Zelig Morgenstern, took a 6-week tour of Erec Israel as members of a delegation investigating the situation of the local community there. He went there again in 1927.
In the years 1921-1935 he was the rabbi of Będzin . He became famous when he sent a surprising request to the city authorities: he wanted a bronze monument in honor of fallen soldiers (which was right in front of his windows) to be removed – because it depicted a half-naked woman which he claimed to be disturbing his prayers. He was buried in an ohel in the Będzin-Czeladź cemetery, but on November 27, 1979 his remains were moved to the Mount of Olives. His sons were also rabbis: Mendel in Będzin, and Yitzhak Meir Levin (1893-1971) was the leader of „Agudat Israel”.