My uncle told me many years ago the someone had told him when he was a child that
he/we are descendant >from Rav Nachman of Breslev's sister. We do have a tree that
goes back to the Mahara"l down through R' Naftali KATZ ("Smichat Chachamim"). but
in the various trees that we are connected to-not as direct descendants-there are
Pinchas of Koretz and the admo"r of Lechowitz , Reb Aharon and Pearl. (my
4xgrandfather's brother married their daughter).
Interestingly but not obviously, as it happened, my mother's first cousin, Reb
Yacov Meir SCHECHTER is one of the senior Rabbis of Breslev today. Though his
nephews are "into" Jewish geneaology and they are also Breslever chassidim, they
never mentioned any familial connection to Rav Nachman or his sister. It seems
that my uncle's comment to me was the only hint that we may be descendant directly
from Nachman's sister.Does anyone have any knowledge of Rav Nachman's sister's descendants.
I do understand that we may be distant cousins going back to the Mahara"l.