Descendants of Reb Chaim of Volozhin

Yonatan Ben-Ari

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From: Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@...>
Date: Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 10:13 PM
Subject: Descendants of Reb Chaim of Volozhin
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <jewishgen@...>,
<ravsig@...>, Horowitz Association

I am researching the possibility that we are descendants of Reb. Chaim
of Volozhin. I haven't found a definite line as yet but have a few
hints to possible connections.

My great great grandmother Sarah Hinde (the supposed descendant) was
married to Shlomo KANTOR of Karlin (Pinsk). According to a family
story, they or her parents were taken to their wedding by Reb. Itzaleh
, Reb. Chaim's son as she was orphaned at the time of her marriage.:
According to published biographies of the "Volozhin family" , Reb.
Itzaleh did bury his daughter and son-in-law (LANDAU) . I haven't
found any mention of my ancestress in published biographies. Could the
LANDAU's have had other daughters which were not mentioned?

Another track: Reb. Chaim of Volozhin had another son, Joseph, who
seems to have been "purged" by family biographers who married a woman
from Shershev, and whose son became a Chassid (possible reason for
Joseph's disappearance from the charts.) Does anyone have a detailed
list of Joseph's descendants?

Among better known children of Sarah Hinde KANTOR was Chaim Dov KANTOR
an religious Israeli pioneer who lived in Zichron Yaacov and (nearby)


Shavua tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

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