Rabbi Simcha Hordenker

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Rabbi Simcha Hordenker

Hebrew: שמחה מהאראדענקא
Birthdate: (60)
Death: October 1810 (56-64)
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Nachman m'hardyka Horodenker, [Gr. Father of Nachman of Breslev] and Wife Nachman Horendenker
Husband of Feiga Horendenker
Father of Yechiel Tzvi Horodenkar, [Breslaver brother]; Rabbi Nachman Mi'Breslev; Perel ., [Breslaver sister] and rabbi Yisroel "Der Toiter" of Horodenka, [Breslaver brother]
Brother of Shimshon Chaim Horodenker and Daughter Horodenker

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About Rabbi Simcha Hordenker

After his mother died a month after his birth, Rabbi Simcha was taken into the Baal Shem Tov's home. Rabbi Simcha was cared for by the Baal Shem Tov's daughter, Adil.

Under the watchful eye of the founder of Chassidus, Rabbi Simcha was trained into a lifestyle devoted to G-d. He would spend long hours away from home, in the fields privately serving his Creator. He was about ten years old when the Baal Shem Tov died, (1760).

Some three years later, after his bar mitzvah, Rabbi Simcha was married to Adil's daughter, Feiga. The couple were given the house of the Baal Shem Tov as their wedding present. There they often layed host to the numerous Tzaddikim of the generation who would journey to Medzeboz to be at the graveside of the Baal Shem Tov.

Rabbi Simcha and Feiga had four children, three sons, including the Breslover Rebbe, and a daughter.

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Rabbi Simcha Hordenker's Timeline

Age 21
Medziboz, Ukraine
April 4, 1772
Age 22
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 50
Medzhybizh, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast, Ukraine
October 1810
Age 60
Age 60
Mezibosh, Ukraine