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Rabbi Shimon Tzvi Hurwitz (Horowitz) (Kamenetsky)

Birthplace: Lida, Lida District, Vilna Gubernia, Lithuania
Death: September 27, 1946 (82)
Motza, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
Place of Burial: Block: 155 (Parcel Nevi’im), Section: 8, Row: 10, Grave: 28, Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Meir "Meitza" Leib Kamenetsky and Sarah (Sora) Kamenetsky
Husband of Rachel (Ruchel) Chayenna Hurwitz
Father of Hannah (Anna) Cohen; Mollie (Malka) Chazan Prosky Shenderovitch; Katie (Kiela) Solomon; Chaye Sarah (Soreh) Weinberg; Jack (Jacob / Yaakov) David Hurwitz and 1 other
Brother of ?? Joseph Kamenetsky; Jacob (Yaakov) Kamenetsky; Estelle (Aietzle) Goldman and Keila Koster (Kushtzer)

Occupation: Rabbi
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About Rabbi Shimon Tzvi Hurwitz (Horowitz)

Was known in Jerusalem as “Rabbi Shimon Kabbalist” or “Rabbi Shimon Lieder” after his native city. In 1906, together with Rabbi Chaim Yehudah Leib Auerbach, established the Sha’ar HaShamayim Yeshiva for study of the wisdom of Kabbalah, and taught Kabbalah in the Yeshiva for forty years. On the second day of Rosh HaShanah 1947 he passed away in the Motza neighborhood where he secluded himself as was his usual manner during Rosh HaShanah, and by special permit his funeral took place that day, from Motza to Jerusalem.

In 5660 (1900) Rabbi Horowitz traveled to the Far East together with a Yemenite Jew, following a well organized plan. They started their trip in the city of Aden, in Yemen, from where they went to Calcutta, in India. They then continued to Burma, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Their next stop was Shanghai. Their plan was to reach Kai-Fong-Fu, one of the most ancient cities in China, but they were forced to turn back because of the dangers on the roads.

Here is an anecdote from Rabbi Horowitz's memoirs:

"When I was traveling from India to China I was close to the mountains of Afghanistan, above the city of Kabul, and I saw that the mountain people were tall, with beards, and that they wore long black garments. They were different from all the other people of India, and I became convinced that they were Jews. So I ran towards them to greet them and speak to them. But it was all in vain, for I did not understand their language and they did not understand mine. After investigating the matter, I found that some of these people lived in Calcutta, and that they were Moslems who believed in Allah. But the hidden Jews are very far away, behind those mountains..."

Shaar Hashamayim Yeshiva 71 Rashi St. Mekor Baruch Jerusalem

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Founded in 1906 by Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach, author of Chacham Lev, and kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Tzvi Horowitz, for the purpose of teaching and studying the kabbalah of the Arizal (Rabbi Isaac Luria).

Books: Ohr HaMeir V’Kol Mevaser (on the redemption, the Ten Lost Tribes and the obligation to study Kabbalah).Jerusalem, 1907.

Metzios Aseres haShvatim (Finding the Ten Lost Tribes) 1901

Sanguria - Jerusalem 1940

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Rabbi Shimon Tzvi Hurwitz (Horowitz)'s Timeline

June 10, 1864
Lida, Lida District, Vilna Gubernia, Lithuania
April 15, 1887
Jerusalem, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
June 22, 1891
Jerusalem, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
December 25, 1892
Jerusalem, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
January 15, 1896
Jerusalem, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
July 20, 1897
Jerusalem, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
September 9, 1907
Jerusalem, Palestine (Palestine, State of)
September 27, 1946
Age 82
Motza, Palestine (Palestine, State of)