The First Rebbe of Belz
The community of Belz anoints Reb Shalom as the first Rebbe of Belz. He married his cousin Rebbetzin Malka, who supported his life mission. The Rebbe initiated a project of building the “Great Belzer Shul,” a structure that dominated the skyline and rose above all else in the Shtetel Belz. At the time, it became the symbolic center of Chassidic Judaism.