Hornosteipel (Hasidic dynasty)

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Hornosteipel is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski. Hornosteipel (Yiddish: הארנאסטייפל ) 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 Hornosteipel dynasty[edit]

Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski, founder of the Hornosteipel 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 bases of Hornosteipel Hasidim are in Midwood ("Flatbush"), Brooklyn, and Milwaukee, with a branch in Jerusalem. There are also communities with direct ties to Hornosteipel in Chicago, Toronto, Baltimore, and Beit Shemesh, Israel. There was formerly a Hornosteipel community in Denver.

Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel had four daughters and no sons.

  • Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski of Cherkas (1794–1876) – son of the Maggid of Chernobyl
      • Rebbe Mordechai Dov Twerski of Hornosteipel (1839–1903), author of "Emek Sheilah" – grandson of the Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski and great-great-grandson of Rebbe Zishe of Anipoli.
        • Rebbe Chaim Moshe Tzvi Twerski of Hornosteipel-Rachmastrivka (1866–1933) - son of the Rebbe Mordechai Dov.
        • Rebbe Ben Tzion Yehuda Leib Twerski of Hornosteipel-USA (1867–1951) – son of Rebbe Mordechai Dov.
          • Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twerski of Hornosteipel-Milwaukee (1900–1973) - son of Rebbe Ben Tzion Yehuda Leib - son-in-law of Rebbe Benzion Halberstam of Bobov.
            • Rebbe Ben Tzion Chaim Shloime Meshulam Zusia Twerski of Hornosteipel-Denver (1923–1981) - son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
              • Rebbe Mordechai Dov Ber Twerski of Hornosteipel-Denver (b. 1949), in Flatbush, Brooklyn - son of Rebbe Shloime of Denver
              • Rebbe Shalom Shachna Friedman of Hornosteipel-Jerusalem - son-in-law of Rebbe Shloime of Denver
            • Rabbi Mordechai Dov Ber Twerski (1924–1998), son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
            • 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 Hornosteipel-Milwaukee (b. 1939) - son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel of Milwaukee
          • Rabbi Chaim Aharon Twerski – son of Rebbe Ben Tzion Yehuda Leib - son-in-law of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Dovid Hager of Strozhnits

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