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Rebbe Yisroel Twersky

November 3rd, 2008 · 10 Comments

Rebbe Yisroel Twersky

ישראל ב"ר שלמה זאב הכהן

Koznitzer Rebbe

Date of Death: Wed. January 13, 1954 - Shevat 9 5714

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Block: 60, Reference: 10, Section: G, Society: CH RYEM AHOVIM MOH POLEN, along the road.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: TWERSKY, ISRAEL

Biographical Notes:

reb yisroel twersky
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yisroel Twersky, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Hopstien Yisroel Kozhnitz
Photo Caption: Drawing attributed to Rebbe Yisroel Hopstien, Maggid of Kozhnitz d. 1814

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Miller, Scranton, PA

Tags: Admorim · Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Menachem Mendel // Nov 3, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    The Rebbe was a cohen, how was he a descendant of the Chernobyler Maggid?

  • 2 yitz twersky // Nov 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Not sure why he is listed on your website – he was not a rebbe at all. His real name was schwartz and he was a schochet who came to america and took the name twersky. He was not a descendant of ANYONE listed on his tombstone. have all his naturalization, name change, ship records which show the schwartz information. His descendants “claim” that they have a family tree which states how he is a twersky but cannot show it to anyone………..

  • 3 J. Hirsch // Nov 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    In his sefer Eini Yisroel (avilible @ he has an Haskome from the Monostriche Rebbe who writes that they were cousins.

    He does not indicate a clear Yichus, he was also Rav in Paterson NJ before moving to Brooklyn.

  • 4 ben // Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    yitz you have a problem…

  • 5 yitz twersky // Nov 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm


    i do have a problem with someone claiming to be someone else. Would welcome to share with you any information.


  • 6 Chernobyl // Nov 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    how do you know he was a cohen?

  • 7 Baruch A // Nov 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Its on the tombstone.

  • 8 azi // Dec 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    If he told the Manaztrizter that he was a Linitz descendant then the Manastrizter figured he was and wrote that they were related. I’m sure he didn’t go onto to verify this fellows story.

    I have a feeling that in 1925 rebbe’s were not busy eating honey cake with guests and figuring out how many ways they were related to each other.

  • 9 Broken Chain // Jun 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Twersky for Preshbourg?

  • 10 Jacob Djmal // Jul 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I have a very interesting, unpublished manuscript authored by him. It’s written in impressive Hebrew, and it’s entitled Ein Emunah. It’s sort of a vol. 2 of his published sefer Einei Yisrael, but this volume deals with faith, and he shows a great proficiency in the medieval philosophical works such as the Kuzari, Moreh, Ohr Hashem, Ikkarim…

    Jacob Djmal

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