I think I saw (years ago) in several sources that Reb. Nachman of
Breslev was a descendant of the Mahara"l, as am I.
I was also told many years ago, by a deceased uncle, that he was told
as a child, that we connected (somehow ) to Reb. Nachman.
My lineage to the Mahara"l goes up through a Yisrael (ben Yosef) of
Ostrow and up to (through a mother) to Reb. Naftali KATZ (the "Smichas
Chachomim"). One of his sons, (a Yosef) was married to the daughter of
the Admo"r of Lechowitz (Aharon and Perl,-daughter of the Admo"r of
Can anyone inform me the connection between KATZ and Reb. Nachman ?
Chag Pesach sameach Vekasher
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem