Aaron Twersky of Chernobyl

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Aaron Twersky of Chernobyl
Chernobler Rebbe
Term 1837 – 21 November 1871
Full name Aaron Twersky
Born 1784
Predecessor Chernobler Magid
Successor Yeshayo Meshulom Zishe Twersky
Boruch Osher Twersky
Father Mordechai Twersky
Mother Chayo Soro
Wife 1 dau. of Gedalyo of Linitz
Children 1 Chayo Soro, Perl
Wife 2 dau. of Tsvi of Korostshev
Children 2 Menachem Nochum, Yeshayo Meshulom Zishe, Boruch Osher, Feygl

Rabbi Aaron Twersky of Chernobyl (1784–1871) succeeded his father Rabbi Mordechai Twersky as leader of the Chernobler chasidim.[1]


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).

He 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 Dovid Moshe Friedman of Czortkow.[2]

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

His teachings[edit]

Rabbi Yitschok Of Skvira said: My brother (Aaron) taught his chasidim to maintain two permanent thoughts—"but we have sinned" and "In my heart I conceal your saying".


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