Rabbi Avram Twersky, a Holocaust survivor and a seventh-generation descendant of the founder of Chasidism, the Ba’al Shem Tov, died May 30 in New York at the age of 74 after a long illness. During World War II, Twersky’s father and brother were shot in their hometown of Chotin, while Twersky himself was interned in several detention camps. After the war, Twersky moved to the Bronx, N.Y., where he founded a congregation named after his father, Rabbi Mordechai Israel Twersky.
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