Baal Shem Tov Family Tree - Descendants of The Baal Shem Tov

Descendants of The Baal Shem Tov

  • R. Yisrael Baal Shem Tov (18 Elul 5458 or c. 1690/1695 – 6 Sivan 5520 )
    For more biographical details, see Baal Shem Tov
    Married (i) ? (died without issue), (ii) Chana
    • R. Tsvi Hirsh of Pinsk (? – 7 Tevet 5540 )
      Married (i) ? (mother of R. Aharon, R. Dov Ber and Sheina Rachel), (ii) Beila (mother of R. Yisrael and Sara Reizel), daughter of R. Shmuel Chosid (i.e. the Pious) of Pinsk.
      Tsvi Hirsh lived in Mezhibuzh during his father's lifetime, and some time after, until his first wife's death. According to some traditions, he succeeded his father as the leader of united Hasidic Judaism before stepping down in favor of R. Dov Ber of Mezeritch. Upon marrying Beila, he moved to Pinsk, where he was a rebbe to a small following.
      • R. Aharon of Titiov (? – 15 Tevet c.1808/1818), called Reb Orale. Rebbe in Kostantin, Titiov and Pavilitsh. Oldest grandson of the Baal Shem Tov.
        • Sima Chusha
          Married (i) R. Tsvi of Korstshov (grandson of R. Nochum of Tshernobl), (ii) her cousin, R. Boruch of Mezhibuzh (see below)
          Descendants: the Chernobyl branch of the Chernobyl dynasty, including the Belz (specifically R. Aharon of Belz), Chortkov, Machnovka, Skver, and Vizhnitz dynasties.
        • R. Tsvi Hirsh (Hershel) of Skver. Rebbe in Skver.
          Descendants: the Skver and Chernobyl dynasties
        • R. Avraham of Skver
          His father died when he was a child, and he was raised by his sister Sima Chusha.
          Descendants: the Savran dynasty
        • [?
          married R. Yaakov]
      • R. Dov Ber of Ulanov. Rebbe in Ulanov.
        • R. Tsvi Hirsh of Tshudnov (? – c.1848). Rebbe in Tshudnov.
        • Sima
          Married (i) ?, (ii) R. Tsvi Menachem Mendel Auerbach, rebbe of Dinovits, son of the rebbe R. Zusha of Anipoli
      • Sheina Rachel
        Married R. Yaakov of Karlin and Tiberias (? – 21 Kislev 5594 ), called Reb Yankele Moneles. Son of R. Menachem Mon (Monele) of Karlin, a disciple of R. Dov Ber of Mezeritch and uncle (and foster-father) of R. Aharon "the Great" of Karlin
        She took kvitelech in the manner of a rebbe.
        • R. Naftali Tsvi Hirsh of Karlin and Tiberias. Called Reb Hershel dem Baal Shems (R. Hershel, the Baal Shem 's ). Spiritual and secular leader of the Hasidic community (in particular, the Karlin community) of Tiberias (? – 27 Elul 5624 )
          Married Sara Sosha, daughter of R. Yisrael, the rabbi and rebbe of Pikov, son of R. Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev.
          Descendants: the Boston dynasty
      • R. Yisroel שותק Shotek i.e. "the Silent" of Chernobyl, a close associate of R. Mordechai of Chernobyl.
        Died in Yarovitsh near Homel and was buried there.
      • Sara Reizel
        Married R. Moshe Shimon Volf Auerbach (? – 24 Tevet 5597 ) of Safed, son of R. Avraham Dov Auerbach, rabbi of Chmielnik, and grandson of R. Yaakov Yosef of Polnoe, one of the most prominent disciples of the Baal Shem Tov. Died in the Galilee earthquake of 1837.
        • ?
          Married R. Dov Ber of Chvastov, great-grandson of R. Dov Ber of Mezeritch and grandson of R. Shlomo of Karlin.
        • Tsivya
          Married R. Yehuda Arye, son of R. Menahem Mendel Tsauzmir the rabbi of Mohliv.
        • R. Yisrael of Lodezhin.
    • Odl (? – c. 1772 or c. 1787)
      Married R. Yechiel of Medzhybizh, son of R. Baruch.
      • R. Moshe Chaim Ephraim of Sudilkov (c. 1748 – 17 Iyar 5560 ). Rebbe of Sudilkov and Mezhibuzh.
        see Moshe Chaim Ephraim of Sudilkov
      • R. Baruch of Mezhibuzh (c. 1753 – 18 Kislev 5572 ). Rebbe of Tultshin and Mezhibuzh.
        see Boruch of Medzhybizh
        Married (i) ? (daughter of R. Tovia Katskes of Ostroh), (ii) Sima Chusha, daughter of R. Aharon of Titiov, his cousin (see above). All his children are from his first marriage.
      • Feiga (? – before c. 1802)
        Married R. Simcha (c. 1763 – before c. 1802), son of R. Nachman, rebbe of Horodenka, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.
        • R. Nachman of Breslov (1772–1810). Rebbe of Breslov.
          see Nachman of Breslov
          Married (i) Sosia (mother of his children), (ii) ?, daughter of R. Yehezkel Trachtenberg of Brody.
        • R. Yisrael der Toyter (or Hebrew: מת Met) i.e. "The Dead"
          Married a granddaughter of R. Moshe of Kitov, an early disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.
        • R. Yechiel Tsvi (? – c. 1812)
        • Perl
          Married R. Pinhas Meir
          They went to Safed.

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