Recently I was told, again that I am a descendant of R'Chaim of
Volozhin but that the exact link is not definite. What is know is
that my maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother, Sarah Hinde
SHAT"Z married R'Shlomo KANTOR . they lived in Pinsk/Karlin during
the mid 19th century. It was through Sarah Hinde who we presume was a
grandaughter of R' Itzaleh , son of R' Chaim. Family lore has it
that SarahHinde's parents died before she was married and R' Itzaleh
escorted her to her chupa .
There is a hint that her parents were a daughter of R' Itzaleh who was
married to R' Shmuel LANDAU who also gave shiurim at the Yeshiva and
both having died during her father's lifetime. Problem is that Sarah
Hinde doesn't appear in any of the published trees of the family that
If anyone has personal knowledge of the above I would be happy to hear.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem