JACOB ISAAC HOROWITZ (Hebrew : יעקב יצחק הורוביץ),
known as THE SEER OF LUBLIN" (החוזה מלובלין), ha-Chozeh
MiLublin; c. 1745 - August 15, 1815) was a Hasidic rebbe from
A leading figure in the early Hasidic movement, he became known as
the "seer" or "visionary" due to his purported ability to gaze across
great distance by supernatural means. He was a disciple of the Maggid
of Mezritch . He continued his studies under Rabbi Shmelke of
Nilkolsburg and Rabbi
Elimelech of Lizhensk . He lived for a while in
Lantzut before moving to
After Yaakov Yitzchak moved to Lublin, thousands of Hasidim flocked
to learn from him. Among his disciples were such Hasidic luminaries as
Yaakov Yitzchak was a descendant of Isaiah Horowitz (Hebrew: ישעיה הלוי הורוביץ), also known as the Shelah ha-Kadosh (Hebrew: של"ה הקדוש), a prominent Levite rabbi and mystic, and his maternal grandfather, Rabbi Yaakov Koppel Likover , also a prominent rabbi, a scholar, and a contemporary of the Ba\'al Shem Tov .
His writings are contained in four books:
* Divrei Emet * Zot Zikaron * Zikaron Zot * Zikaron Tov
In a compilation of these works, entitled Torat HaChozeh MiLublin, his commentaries are arranged alphabetically according to topics and according to the weekly Torah portion .
* ^ 'Codex Judaica' M.Kantor, p.261
* Dynner, Glenn (2006). Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781429438346 .
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 42993210 * LCCN : n90712131 * ISNI : 0000 0000 6687 3243 * GND :