Hornsteipl (Hasidic dynasty)

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Hornsteipl is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski. Hornsteipl is the Yiddish name of Hornostaypil, a town in present-day Ukraine.

It is a branch of the Chernobyl and Anipoli dynasties dating back to the 19th century.

Lineage of the Hornsteipl dynasty[edit]

Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski, founder of the Hornsteipl dynsasty, was the third son of the Chernobler Maggid, Rebbe Mordechai Twersky. Rebbe Mordechai's father, Rebbe Menachem Nahum Twersky of Chernobyl (author of Meor Einayim), was a - disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism.The main base of Hornsteipl Hasidim is in Milwaukee, with branches in Jerusalem and Midwood ("Flatbush"), Brooklyn.

Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel had four daughters and no sons.

  • Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski of Cherkas (1794–1876) – son of the Magid of Chernobyl
      • Rebbe Mordchai Dov Twerski of Hornsteipl (1839–1903), author of "Emek Shaalo" – grandson of the Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski and great-great-grandson of Rebbe Zishe of Anipoli.
        • Rebbe Chaim Moshe Tsvi Twerski of Hornsteipl-Rachmastrivka (1866–1933) - son of the Rebbe Mordchai Dov.
        • Rebbe BenTsion Yehudo Leib Twerski of Hornsteipl-USA (1867–1951) – son of Rebbe Mordchai Dov.
          • Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski of Hornsteipl-Milwaukee (1900–1973) - son of Rebbe Benzion Yehudo Leib - son-in-law of Rebbe Benzion Halberstam of Bobov.
            • Rebbe Benzion Chaim Shlomo Meshulom Zishe Twerski of Hornsteipl-Denver (1923–1981) - son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
              • Rebbe Mordechai Twerski of Hornsteipl-Flatbush - son of Rebbe Shlomo of Denver
              • Rebbe Shalom Shachna Friedman of Hornsteipl-Jerusalem - son-in-law of Rebbe Shlomo of Denver
            • Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
            • Rabbi Aaron Twerski, son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
            • Rebbe Yechiel Michel Twerski of Hornsteipl-Milwaukee (b. 1939) - son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
          • Rabbi Chaim Aharon Twerski – son of Rebbe Benzion Yehuda Leib - son-in-law of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Dovid Hager of Strozhnits

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