The Young Orphan
Reb Aharon did not leave children of his own to assume leadership of Belz, so all eyes were drawn towards his young nephew: young Yisachar Dov. The son of the Rebbe’s brother Reb Mordechai was only 9 at the time. His own father had passed away when he was an infant and he had been raised by his illustrious uncle. The chassidim now took him under their watch; after his wedding he was crowned to be the Fifth Rebbe of Belz. Under the leadership of the new Rebbe, Belz continued to blossom and grew into the majestic empire that it is today.