JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi Mordechai ZACKHEIM-Roshenoi/Pinsk #general

ben-ari <yrcdi@...>

I've posted before about my ggreatuncle's diary in which he mentions a
relative Rabbi Mordechai of Rushenoi, who was the AB"D (head of the
Rabbinical court) in Pinsk. I've come to the conclusion that this Rabbi was
Rabbi Mordechai ZACKHEIM who served in the above position in Pinsk from
1843-till his death in 1853. (according to "Scattered Seeds").

I would be happy to find anyone who has more knowledge of this R'
Mordechai's personal and family life. The questions are: Our gggrandmother
was said to have been brought up in his home. She was also supposed to be
from the family of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As we understand she was orphaned
at a young age. Since there are two personalities amongst the descendants of
R' Chaim of Volozhin who died young each leaving behind a young daughter,
did/wouldv'e R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM take in this girl into his home, was he
that close to the Volozhin "house"? I understand, >from M. Zinovitz' "Etz
Chaim" that R' Mordechai Zackheim was on the "board" of the Yeshiva in

I saw that there were Zackheim's in Vilna. Was there a family connection
between the Zackheims and the Gaon? There is a family "legend" that we are
related also to the GR"A.

I would appreciate hearing >from anyone having information about the above.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

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