JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ZACKHEIM in Pinsk (and/or Karlin) #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari

According to my grandmother's uncle,(Chaim Dov KANTOR of Karlin and Zichron Yacov,
Israel) in his diary, he mentions that the head of the religious court in
Karlin-around the middle of the 19th cent. was a Rav Mordechai Ruzhiner , who was
a "she'ar basar" (Hebrew for relative). I presume that Ruzhiner was not his family
name but hisplace of origin. I am trying to identify this Rabbi and research this
mentioned family connection.

One of the rabbis who served in Karlin (or was it Pinsk) was R'Mordechai ZACKHEIM
who I understand came >from or also served at some point in Ruzhin. (I know that
there are two places with very similar names Ruzhin and Raseinai. In my uncle's
diary and other sources its mentioned that Mordechai ZACKHEIM came >from Ruzhin.

If anyone is knowledgeable of the above Mordechai ZACKHEIM's how we may be related.
I've already tried through George ZACKHIEIM in Chicago and saw his "Scattered
Seeds" without having too much luck in trying to make a family connection..

I received >from someone on this forum a family tree which mentions a Rabbi
Mordechai Leib (without a family name) who was the son-in-law of R' Shmuel Avigdor
(a.k.a. "Tana Tosfa'ah") one of the Rabbis of Karlin during the first half of the
19th cent. If anyone knows details about this Mordechai, his family name and if he
did serve in Karlin and if so when, I would be happy to hear about it.

An additional question: does anyone know if Mordechai ZACKHEIM (the above) was
related somehow to the Volozhin family?

I know the above is a "hodge-podge" of fact etc. but if someone can fit the puzzles
and help me make a connection I would appreciate it greatly.

Chodesh tov and shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

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