R. Uri ben Pinhas of Strelisk (ha-Seraf, 1757-1826) was a student of the Baal Shem Tov and knew such Hasidic luminaries as R. Jacob Joseph of Ostrog, R. Pinhas of Koretz, and R. Zusya of Annopol, but was most close to R. Solomon of Karlin. After the murder of the R. Solomon in 1792 R. Uri became rebbe in Lvov and later settled in Strelisk. Most of his Hasidim were poor. When asked why this was so, R. Uri responded that they did not pray for wealth, but that they should be blessed with true faith and fervor. He disdained fame and is known to have said that it is better for a person to jump into the heat of a fiery furnace than to become famous. Due to his different facial expressions, depending upon what he was doing, R.Uri was known as ha-Seraf (a heavenly being) for the six winged creatures who sing praises to the Lord (Isaiah 6:2)
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