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Avraham Yehoshua Heschel

Hebrew: הרב הצדיק אברהם יהשוע השיל אדמו"ר ממז'יבז
Also Known As: "Avrohom Shia Heschel m'Mezhibuzh", "Avrohom Y. Heschel", "הרב הג אברהם יהשוע השיל מטורנופול"
Birthdate: (55)
Death: 1887 (54)
Kamenka, Kamensky District, Penza Oblast, Russia
Immediate Family:

Son of Grand Rabbi Meshulam Zusya Heschel of Zinkov and Sima Heschel
Husband of Leah Rochel Heschel
Father of R' Israel Shalom Joseph Heschel, Admur Zinkov; Grand Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Heschel, Admur Kopyczynce; R' Meshullam Zusia Heschel of Meziboz; Grand Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Heschel, Admur Novominsk-Warsaw; Gitel Zuckerman and 3 others
Brother of R' Chaim Menachem Heschel, Admur Zinkov; R' Jehiel Heschel, Admur Krolevets; Goldah Flam (Heschel); Chaya Sarah Rabinowitz; R' Shmuel Heschel of Zinkov, Admur Krolevets, Podolia and 2 others

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About R' Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Medziboz, Admur Zinkov

Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt was the founder of the Apt-Mezhbizh-Zinkover Hasidic dynasty.

In honor of the dynasty's founder, his descendants adopted the family name Heshel.

The males in this family took wives several different times from the family of the Ryzhiner Rebbe.

   * R. Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt (1748-1825)
       * R. Yitschak Meir of Zinkov (1776-1854)
       * R. Yosef Moshe of Mezhbizh
           * R. Meshulam Zusia of Zinkov (1813-1865)
               * R. Chaim Menachem of Zinkov (1837-1894)
                   * R. Pinchas of Zinkov (1872-1916)
                       * R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Zinkov
                   * R. Moses of Zinkov (1879-1923)
                       * R. Chaim Menachem of Zinkov-Bnei Brak
               * R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Mezhbizh (1832-1880)
                   * R. Israel Shalom Joseph of Mezhbizh (1853-1911)
                       * R. Yitshak Meir of Mezhbizh-Haifa (1904-1985)
                       * R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Mezhbizh-Tarnopol (1892-1943)
                   * R. Yitshak Meir of Kopyczynce (1862-1936)
                       * R. Abraham Joshua Heshel of Kopyczynce (1888-1967). His daughter Chava was married to Shneur Zalman Gurary, a chassid of the last two Lubavitcher Rebbes [1] .
                           * R. Moshe Mordechai Heshel of Kopyczynce (1914-1975) Died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage.
                               * R. Avraham Y. Heschel, the youngest son of R. Moshe Mordechai Heshel ZT"L. In 1999, together with the assistance of his mother and older brother R. Isaac M. Heschel, they founded Chasdei Moshe-Kopyczynitz an outreach organization in Brooklyn, N.Y. dedicated in memory of the late Grand Rabbi and the continuity of the Kopyczynitzers. A division of that organization was inaugurated in the fall of 2000, the Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought, a think tank devoted to bringing a greater understanding of Chasidic culture to the secular society.
                           * R. Meshulam Zusia Heschel, the youngest son of R. Abraham Joshua Heschel
                               * Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Flitenstein, grandson of Reb Abraham Joshua Heshel is currently the Kapishnitzer Rebbe in Jerusalem. He is the founder and director of the Ohev Yisrael Institutions, the world famous Machon Sifsei Tzaddikim for publishing of manuscripts and chassidic writings. He has a large following in both Israel and around the world.
                   * R. Meshulam Zusia of Mezhbizh (1871-1920)
                   * R. Moses Mordecai of Mezhbizh (1873-1917)
                       * Prof. R. Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907, Warsaw, Poland - December 23, 1972), Professor of Jewish Ethics and Mysticism at Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), the main seminary of Conservative Judaism. He was an important author, civil rights activist, and leader in the Conservative movement.
                           * Prof. Susannah Heschel (1952- ), Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth and an important modern Jewish scholar.

2. References

  1. the Kapishnitzer Rebbe - Chabad Talk - Jewish Forum
   * Chapin, David A. and Weinstock, Ben, The Road from Letichev: The history and culture of a forgotten Jewish community in Eastern Europe, Volume 1 ISBN 0-595-00666-3 iUniverse, Lincoln, NE, 2000.
   * Kaplan, Aryeh (1991) Chasidic Masters: History, Biography, Thought Moznaim Publishing Corporation.
   * Rabinowicz, Tzvi M. The Encyclopedia of Hasidism: ISBN 1-56821-123-6 Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996.

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R' Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Medziboz, Admur Zinkov's Timeline

August 26, 1832
Age 20
Age 28
Age 38
Age 40
Medzhybizh, Letychivs'kyi district, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 47
Age 54
Kamenka, Kamensky District, Penza Oblast, Russia