Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: Are most WEILLs leviyim? #rabbinic

Mordechai Perlman

Bezalel Weill of Topolcany, Slovakia <linktree@...> asked if Weills
are Leviyim.

My friend Alexander Weill, currently living in Baltimore, USA is not
a Levite. Neither is my friend Binyomin Weill >from Alsace, France.

Rav Nesanel Weil of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Korbon Nesanel, was not
a Levite, as his 7th generation ancestor, Rabbeinu Yaakov bar Yehuda Weill
of Augsberg, Germany was also not a Levite.

Mordechai Perlman; Jerusalem, Israel

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From: Bernard Weill <linktree@...>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:44:00 -0400

Often times i am asked if i am related to the Korban Nesanel (a commentary
on the Talmud) and i am quick to answer no because i believe the korban
nesanel was a levi (levite) whereas i am not a levi. I do find it
fascinating that the hebrew letters spelling my surname WEILL are similar to
those of Levi. Are there research tools or resources to determine if
perhaps my ancestors going back several generations were in fact leviyim?

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