Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Mordechai ZACKHEIM-Roshenoi/Pinsk #rabbinic


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 until 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/would
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 Volozhin.

I saw that there were ZACKHEIMs 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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