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Feiga Horendenker (Ashkenazi)

Hebrew: Feiga וויינבאך הי"ד
Also Known As: "the Prophetess"
Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: March 4, 1801 (42-50)
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Place of Burial: Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rabbi Yechiel Michl Ashkenazi, [of Tulchin] and Udel Ashkenazi
Wife of Rabbi Simcha Hordenker
Mother of Yechiel Tzvi Horodenkar, [Breslaver brother]; Rabbi Nachman Mi'Breslev; Perel ., [Breslaver sister]; Yisroel "Der Toiter" of Horodenka, [Breslaver brother] and Perel
Sister of Moshe Chaim Ephraim Ashkenazi [of Sudilkov] "Degel Machane Ephraim" and Rabbi Baruch Ashkenazi, Admor of Medzhibozh

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About Feiga Horendenker

Feigi, Reb. Nachman of Breslov's mother, was born in Medzeboz to her parents, R. Yechiel Ashkenazi and Adil, the Baal Shem Tov's daughter.

Feigi married R. Simcha in 1763. This match had been agreed upon by the Baal Shem Tov and R. Nachman Horodenker, Rabbi Simchas's father, before either Feiga or her husband had been born. It was the "fee" R. Nachaman Horodenker was willing to pay the Baal Shem Tov for his arranging R. Nachman's own marriage to the sister of R. Yitzchok Drovitcher.

Feiga was known for her ruach hakodesh and righteousness. She was called "Feigaleh the prophetess" by her renowned brothers R. Ephriam of Sudylkov and R. Baruch of Medzeboz who were aware of her ability to see into the future and speak of events before they actually came to be.

Feiga's name appears time and again throughout the early history of Breslov Chassidut. Yet, perhaps the greatest tribute to her valor came from the R. Nachman himself who cautioned that any one wising to have a request of heaven answered in his merit should refer to him as R. Nachman, son of Feiga (unlike others who after their passing are recalled by their father's name).

Faiga Ashkanzi was the daughter of Ysrael Baal Shem Tov and his second wife, Hannah Gershon. She was the grand daughter of Eliezar and Sarah.

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Feiga Horendenker's Timeline

Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 16
Medziboz, Ukraine
April 4, 1772
Age 17
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 45
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
March 4, 1801
Age 46
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 46
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Mezibosh, Ukraine