R' Zvi Hirsch Horowitz, A.B.D. Czortkow

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Zvi Hirsch Ha'levi Horowitz (Horowitz), [ABD Tchartkov] s. #2

Hebrew: צבי הירש הלוי הערשלי הורוביץ, אב"ד טשארקוב
Also Known As: "Zvi Hirsh", "Reb Hirshl", "Tzvi Hersh", "Zvi Hersh", "Zvi Hirsch of Chortkov", "Tzvi Hersh HaLevi Horowitz"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Пробіжна, Ukraine
Death: November 12, 1753 (73)
Chortkiv, Chortkivs'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine (died on the 15 Cheshvan 5514)
Place of Burial: Chortkiv, Chortkivs'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Meir Halevi Horowitz, [Maharam of Tiktin] and Leah Horowitz
Husband of Malka Mendels - Klous Horowitz [of Chortkov], מצאצאי המהר"ל מפראג
Father of R' Avraham Horowitz; R' Samuel Shmelke Horowitz, A.B.D. Nikolsburg; R' David Joshua Heschel Horowitz, A.B.D. Lublin and Rychwal; Pesel Klein; R' Nachum Horowitz, A.B.D. Pruszkow and 6 others
Brother of R' Jacob Jokel Horowitz; R' Aryeh Leib Ha'Levi Horowitz, s. #3; R' Yehoshua Ha'Levi Horowitz, s. #5, ABD Bisk; R' Naftali Ha'Levi Horowitz, s. #6, ABD Tykocin; Nachum Ha'Levi Horowitz, s. #7 and 3 others
Half brother of R' Dov Berish Ha'Levi Horowitz A.B.D. Kremnitz; Wolf Ha'Levi Horowitz, s. #2(12); Yocheved Bochner and R' Yeshaya Horowitz of Brody, s. #4

Occupation: Rabbi of Chortkov, Av Bet Din Charkov, Rabbi (AB"D Churskov), Rabbi of Chortkiv, Galicia, אב"ד טשארקוב, אב"ד טשורטקוב, צדיק וגאון רב העיר טשורטקוב
Managed by: Ed (Yidi) Feder
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About R' Zvi Hirsch Horowitz, A.B.D. Czortkow

from Chortkov; son Meir Horowitz & daughter Katz


R. Zvi Hirsch Horowitz, ABD Czortkow from 1726 until his death in 1754. He married the daughter of R. Mordecai, son of R. Zvi Hirsch, son of Zechariah Mendel.

They had eleven children.

He wrote an approbation to "Bracha Abraham".

He was greatly respected by the Best (Baal Shem Tov), his master, who declared that he was one of three families in Israel who gave more respected sons to the rabbinical calling than any other; namely Rabbi Samuel Shmelke of Nikolsburg and Rabbi Pinchas of Frankfurt who were disciples of Dov Ber, the successor of the Besht.

Once when the two sons returned home from their studies under the Maggid, their father inquired of them what they had learned.

"We have learned belief that the soul is the kernel and the body its shell," was their reply.

Although late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Germany was the hearland of Chassidic opposition, yet two Chassidic sons of this scholar were elected Av Beit Din of German cities - Frankfurt and Nikolsburg.

The story is related that these posts were due to the influence of Mayer Amschel Rothchild (father of the five famous brothers), who as a young man, had been a sexton in the study house of R. Zvi Hirsch Horowitz.

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The young community of [http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chortkov/cho031.html  Chortkov] earned a name for itself when [http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chortkov/cho031.html  Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Horovitz], who is known even today by the name Rabbi Reb Hirsheli, was hired to be her rabbi and educator. He was considered, together with Rabbi Segal from Lvov ,and the Rabbi from Stanislave, to be the Gaon (genius) from Podolia. 

From Chortkov's religious school, came many genius rabbis who serve many large communities in the west. Among them were the two brothers, Rabbi Smuelike and Rabbi Pinchas, sons of the righteous rabbi, Rabbi Hirsheli from Chortkov. His students worked as teachers and instructors in the important communities of Nikelshborg in Moravia, and Frankfurt on Main, which was a very important and large Ashcenazi community of that time.

"Directory and Genealogy of the Horowitz-Margareten Family- from Generation to Generation" revised Edition 1994. -Chart no.1

Die Grabschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt- Dr. Bernhard Wachstein- page 83

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R' Zvi Hirsch Horowitz, A.B.D. Czortkow's Timeline

1680
1680
Пробіжна, Ukraine
1720
1720
Age 40
1726
1726
Age 46
Chortkiv, Chortkivs'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine
1726
- November 12, 1753
Age 46
Chortkiv, Chortkivs'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine
1730
1730
Age 50
Chortkiv, Galicia
1740
1740
Age 60
1740
Age 60
ברוד, אוקראינה
1753
November 12, 1753
Age 73
Chortkiv, Chortkivs'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine
November 1753
Age 73
Chortkiv, Chortkivs'kyi district, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine
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