According to a note written by a great uncle of mine, his mother's
mother was a descendant of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin or at least >from his
My great grandmother was Bracha SCHECHTER (KANTOR). She and her three
siblings, including well known Chaim Dov KANTOR of Moshav Shfeya,
Israel, came to Israel in the 1870s >from Pinsk. Supposedly the
connection was through Bracha's mother's mother.
My uncle also wrote that as their (I' presume that "their" means
brach's maternal grandparents) parents died at a young age, Reb'
Itzaleh, Reb' Chaim of Volozhin's son took them to their chupa
(wedding canopy) . Looking through books on the Volozhin family I find
no one named or married to a KANTOR but a daughter (Married to
LANDAU) of Reb. Itzaleh did pass away leaving young unmarried orphans.
As stated above, I've seen several published tree of descendants of
Reb. Chaim. Does anyone have a more detailed listof his descendants
where a KANTOR family is mentioned?
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem