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RabbiTzvi-Hirsch HaLevi HaLevi [ABD Tchartkov] (Horowitz הורוביץ), of Chortkof

Nicknames: "Zvi Hirsh", "Reb Hirshl", "Tzvi Hersh", "Zvi Hersh", "Zvi Hirsch of Chortkov"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Пробіжна, Ukraine
Death: Died in 15 Cheshvan 5514
Place of Burial: Tchortkov, Galicia
Immediate Family:

Son of Meir Horowitz MaHaRam Tiktin / המהר"ם מטיקטין and Matil Horowitz, אשתו הראשונה של מאיר הורוביץ
Husband of Malka Horowitz [of Chortkov]
Father of unknown Mendels - Klous Horowitz; Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke HaLevi Horowitz רבי שמואל שמעלקא הלוי איש הורוויץ מניקלשבורג; Rabbi Pinchas Halevi Horowitz, "Ba'al Hafla'ah", ABD Frankfurt am Main; David Joshua Heschel Horowitz, I; Pessel and 6 others
Brother of Jacob Yukel Horowitz - יעקב הורוביץ; Yeshaia Halevi Ish Horowitz; Arie Leib Halevi Horowitz; Yehoshua Halevi Horowitz; Naftali Ha'Levi Horowitz and 6 others
Half brother of רבי דב בעריש הורוביץ כצנלבוגן Katzenellenbogen R` Dov Berish Horowitz; Yocheved ? Charif and Wolf Horowitz

Occupation: Rabbi of Chortkov, Av Bet Din Charkov, Rabbi (AB"D Churskov), Rabbi of Chortkiv, Galicia, אב"ד טשארקוב
Managed by: Ed (Yidi) Feder
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About RabbiTzvi-Hirsch HaLevi HaLevi [ABD Tchartkov] (Horowitz הורוביץ), of Chortkof

from Chortkov; son Meir Horowitz & daughter Katz

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R. Zvi Hirsch Horowitz, ABD Czortkow from 1726 until his death in 1754. He married the daughter of R. Mordecai, son of R. Zvi Hirsch, son of Zechariah Mendel.

They had eleven children.

He wrote an approbation to "Bracha Abraham".

He was greatly respected by the Best (Baal Shem Tov), his master, who declared that he was one of three families in Israel who gave more respected sons to the rabbinical calling than any other; namely Rabbi Samuel Shmelke of Nikolsburg and Rabbi Pinchas of Frankfurt who were disciples of Dov Ber, the successor of the Besht.

Once when the two sons returned home from their studies under the Maggid, their father inquired of them what they had learned.

"We have learned belief that the soul is the kernel and the body its shell," was their reply.

Although late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Germany was the hearland of Chassidic opposition, yet two Chassidic sons of this scholar were elected Av Beit Din of German cities - Frankfurt and Nikolsburg.

The story is related that these posts were due to the influence of Mayer Amschel Rothchild (father of the five famous brothers), who as a young man, had been a sexton in the study house of R. Zvi Hirsch Horowitz.

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The young community of [http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chortkov/cho031.html  Chortkov] earned a name for itself when [http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chortkov/cho031.html  Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Horovitz], who is known even today by the name Rabbi Reb Hirsheli, was hired to be her rabbi and educator. He was considered, together with Rabbi Segal from Lvov ,and the Rabbi from Stanislave, to be the Gaon (genius) from Podolia. 

From Chortkov's religious school, came many genius rabbis who serve many large communities in the west. Among them were the two brothers, Rabbi Smuelike and Rabbi Pinchas, sons of the righteous rabbi, Rabbi Hirsheli from Chortkov. His students worked as teachers and instructors in the important communities of Nikelshborg in Moravia, and Frankfurt on Main, which was a very important and large Ashcenazi community of that time.

"Directory and Genealogy of the Horowitz-Margareten Family- from Generation to Generation" revised Edition 1994. -Chart no.1

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 83

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Zvi Hirsh of Chortkov's Timeline

1680
1680
1680
Пробіжна, Ukraine
1726
1726
Age 46
Kharkiv, Kharkivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
1726
- 1754
Age 46
A.B.D. Czortkow
1730
1730
Age 50
Chortkiv, Galicia
1740
1740
Age 60
ברוד, אוקראינה
1740
Age 60
1753
November 12, 1753
Age 73
15 Cheshvan 5514
November 1753
Age 73
Tchortkov, Galicia
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