Aaron Twersky of Chernobyl

Aaron Twersky of Chernobyl (1784–1871) was a Ukrainian rabbi. He succeeded his father Rabbi Mordechai Twersky as rebbe of the Chernobler chasidim.[1]

Aaron Twersky of Chernobyl
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TitleChernobler Rebbe
Personal
Born
Aaron Twersky

1784
ReligionJudaism
Spousedau. of Gedalyo of Linitz, dau. of Tsvi of Korostshev
ChildrenChayo Soro, Perl, Menachem Nochum, Yeshayo Meshulom Zishe, Boruch Osher, Feygl
Parents
Jewish leader
PredecessorChernobler Magid
SuccessorYeshayo Meshulom Zishe Twersky
Boruch Osher Twersky
Began1837
Ended21 November 1871
DynastyChernobyl

BiographyEdit

Aaron Twersky was born in Chernobyl in 1784, the first-born of Rabbi Mordechai Twersky and Chayo Soro (daughter of Rabbi Aaron the Great of Karlin).

He received his education from his grandfather, Rabbi Menachem Nachum Twersky of Chernobyl.

He married the daughter of Rabbi Gedalyo of Linits (author of Teshuos Chein), who bore him two daughters, Chayo Soro (who married Yisroel, grandson of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov) and Perl (who married Rabbi Yitschok of Berezne).

Twersky later married the daughter of Rabbi Tsvi of Korostyshiv. She bore him three sons – Menachem Nochum of Loiev, Yeshayo Meshulom Zishe of Chernobyl and Boruch Osher of Chernobyl – and a daughter, Feygl, who married Rabbi Duvid Moshe Friedman of Czortków.[2]

He wrote an approbation to Or laYshorim by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  • Aharon Dovid Twersky היחס מטשרנוביל The Chernobyl Genealogy, 2nd ed. Lublin 1938
  • Yitshak Alfasi, תורת החסידות Torat haChasidut, #271, Mosad Harv Kook, Jerusalem 2006