Abraham Joshua Heshel of Apta (Apt (Opatav), Rabbi of)
- (1745-1825)Polish Hasidic leader. He opposed the maskilim for spreading heretical ideas among Russian Jewry. He recounted fantastic reminis-cences about what he had witnessed in former incarnations as high priest, king of Israel, nasi and exilarch.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.