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Grand Rabbi David Twersky

Hebrew: הרה"ק ר' דוד טברסקי, מטאלנא
Also Known As: "Grand Rabbi David of Tulna Twersky [1st Talne Rebbe]"
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Birthplace: Chornobyl, Ivankivs'kyi district, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
Death: April 29, 1882 (73-74)
Tal'ne, Cherkas'ka oblast, Ukraine (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 Feiga Yenta Dvoira Twersky
Father of Chaya Twersky; Sheindl Twersky (Shpikev); Tzizia Chana Chodorov; Mirl Twersky; Rabbi Mordechai Twersky and 3 others
Brother of Grand Rabbi Menachem Nachum Twersky, Founder of the Makarov branch; Rabbi Avraham Twersky; Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky, of Skver; Rabbi Yochanan Twersky, [of Rachmistrivka]; Sheindel Friedman and 1 other
Half brother of Grand Rabbi Aharon Twersky, [3rd Chernobyler]; Malka Rabinowitz; Moishe Twersky [1st Koristchever Rebbe] and Yaakov Yisrael Israel Twersky, [of Cherkas]

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About Grand Rabbi David Twersky

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 younger 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.

(THIS IS ABOUT TOLNER REBBE OF BOSTON)	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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Grand Rabbi David Twersky's Timeline

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Chornobyl, Ivankivs'kyi district, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
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Chornobyl, Ivankivs'kyi district, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
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Chornobyl, Ivankivs'kyi district, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
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April 29, 1882
Age 74
Tal'ne, Cherkas'ka oblast, Ukraine