Grand Rabbi David of Tulna Twersky [1st Talne Rebbe]

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Grand Rabbi David of Tulna Twersky [1st Talne Rebbe]

Hebrew: Grand Rabbi David of Tulna המגן דוד
Death: Died in Tal'ne, Cherkas'ka oblast, Ukraine
Cause of death: נפטר י אייר תרמ"ב
Place of Burial: Tal'ne, Cherkas'ka oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Son of Grand Rebbe Mordechai Twersky, [Magid of Chernobyl and Faige Twersky, [Magid 2nd wife]
Husband of Faige Yente Devora Twersky
Father of Rabbi Mordechai Twersky; Chaye Twersky; Shaindel Twersky (Shpikev); Tziza Chana Chodorov and Miryom Twersky (Tolne)
Brother of Grand Rabbi Menachem Nachum Twersky, Founder of the Makarov branch; Grand Rabbi Avraham The Magid of Trisk Twersky [1st Trisk Rebbe]; Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky of Skver; Rabbi Yochanan Twersky, [of Rachmistrivka]; Shaindel Friedman (leve) and 1 other
Half brother of Reb Aharon Chernobyler; Rabbi Moshe Twersky [1st Koristchever Rebbe]; Yaakov Yisrael Yisroel Twersky, [of Cerkas] and Rebitzen Malka Rabinowitz

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About Grand Rabbi David of Tulna Twersky [1st Talne Rebbe]

The first Rabbe of Talne, the world-renowned R. Dovid'l (1808-1882), was one of the eight sons of Rabbi Mordechai Twersky, who was the only son of Rabbi Nochum Twersky - the maggid of Tchernobil, disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and towering figure in the galaxy of chasidic masters gathered around the Baal Shem Tov's successor, the Maggid of Mezrich.

	Who was the Talner Rebbe? He was the saint-teacher par excellence. He represented with great dignity and sacrificial action six generations of saint-teachers, the great maggidim. He personified the chesed tradition of the Tchernobil maggid with dedication and sincerity. I never saw him alone. I always saw him in company: R. David Talne on his right and R. Nochum of Tchernobil on his left. He bore such a striking resemblance to his great grandfather, I always felt as if his illustrious ancestors were protecting their saintly great grandson, who was so humble, so shy, so honest, so gentle, and so kind, from the vicissitudes of the cold, insensitive world of today. He epitomized to me the great message of the saint-teacher, the message of universal love and unlimited truth, of being close to God and feeling his presence.	 
	(from the eulogy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Iyyar, 1972).	 
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