Yitzchak Eisig Torczyner

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Yitzchak Eisig Torczyner

Birthplace: Brody, L'vivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: September 30, 1933 (72)
Vienna, Austria
Place of Burial: Vienna, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Nuchim Torczyner and Matl Torczyner
Husband of Ernestine (Marjem Esther) Torczyner and Sara Markin Torczyner
Father of Naftali ("Harry") Herz TUR SINAI; Joseph Torczyner; Menachem Nuchim Torczyner; Mathilde Torczyner; Abel Torczyner and 7 others
Brother of Moses Torczyner; Hinde Torczyner and Wolf Torczyner

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About Yitzchak Eisig Torczyner

Yitzchak Eizik Torczyner was an active Zionist and diamond merchant. He was born in Brody, and was orphaned at six years old. He moved briefly to Lemberg (now Lviv) in what is now Ukraine, and then for a time to Krakow, before settling in Vienna in 1890. Members of the Hebrew national renaissance and early Zionist movement, including Theodore Herzl, were frequent visitors to the Torczyner home. He attended the 10th and 11th Zionist Congresses. His first wife died during childbirth with their fourth child. He remarried a cousin of his wife's and they had four children.

According to Moses "Moschu" Torzcyner, a son of Yitzchak Eisig Torczyner, the name Torczyner derives from a little town near Volhynia, Ukraine, northeast of Lublin, and not too far from Lemberg (Lviv). Rabbi Moses Cordovero, the "Ramok" was born in Safed, Palestine, in 1522 and died there in 1570. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_ben_Jacob_Cordovero

He was one of the greatest and most important representatives of the Kabbala. He was the author of numerous books of religious thought and scholarship. Per Moschu, the Ramok's grandson was called to Torczyn (also known as Terczyn) to become rabbi of that village. He or his descendants thereafter adopted the last name Torczyner, placing it between the first name and the last name Cordovero. Rabbi Arieh Leib Torczyner Cordovero lived in the 17th Century in Torczyn. According to family history, during the pogroms of Chmielnicki, the town was burned. Reb Arieh fled, bringing with him one of the books he had written, "Pnei Arieh Suta". It was reprinted in 1720. One copy is preserved in the public library in New York City, and another at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Reb Arieh moved to Szamocs, Hungary, and from there to Eger and Tachau in Moravia, and died there in 1721. After fleeing Torczyn, he dropped the name Cordovero and retained and continued the name Torczyner only.

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Yitzchak Eisig Torczyner's Timeline

Brody, L'vivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Age 24
Brody (Galicia), Ukraine
November 13, 1886
Age 25
Lviv, Ukraine
May 13, 1888
Age 27
Age 36
Wien, Österreich
Age 38
Wien, Österreich
Age 41
Wien, Österreich
Age 43
Krakow, Poland
May 25, 1905
Age 44
Age 45