Feiga Horodenker, [the Prophetess]

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Feiga Horodenker (Ashkenazi), [the Prophetess]

Hebrew: פייגא, [the Prophetess]
Also Known As: "the Prophetess"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: March 04, 1801 (41-50)
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Place of Burial: Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rabbi Yechiel Michael Ashkenazi, [of Tulchin] and Edel Ashkenazi
Wife of Rabbi Simcha Horodenker, [of Horodenka]
Mother of Yechiel Tzvi Horodenker, [Breslaver brother]; Reb Nachman Horodenker, of Breslav; Perel Horodenker, [Breslaver sister] and Rabbi Yisrael "Der Toiter" Hordenker, [Breslaver brother]
Sister of David Ashkenazi; Moshe Chaim Ephraim Ashkenazi [of Sudilkov] "Degel Machane Ephraim"; Yitzchak Ashkenazi; Rabbi Baruch [of Medzhybizh] Ashkenazi, of Medzhybizh; Odel Ashkenazi and 1 other

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About Feiga Horodenker, [the Prophetess]

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.


GEDCOM Note

R'Nachman observed both 19 Adar I and 19 Adar II as yortzeit of his mother

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Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. MH:S5

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Ancestry Family Tree 0 http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=153632214&pid=127

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Feiga Horodenker, [the Prophetess]'s Timeline

1755
1755
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
1771
1771
Medziboz, Ukraine
1772
April 4, 1772
Letychiv, Letichevskiy Rayon, Khmel'nyts'ka Oblast', Ukraine
1775
1775
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
1776
1776
Medzhibozh, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine
1801
March 4, 1801
Age 46
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
1801
Age 46
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine