Re: Katzenellenbogen / Ariogala #lithuania #rabbinic


Adam Cherson
 

Dear Jeremy Lichtman,

I think you've discovered a potential new branch of the Baal Knesset (https://www.geni.com/people/Rabbi-Yehezkel-Katzenellenbogen-Ba-al-Knesset-Yehezkel/6000000001037619159).

If you are correct then the 'high Rabbi' Yakov is the son of the Baal Knesset, as shown here:  https://www.geni.com/photo/view?album_type=photos_of_me&id=6000000002764780628&photo_id=6000000010293989301&position=0

In order to seal the case, I would propose seeking to obtain the yDNA haplogroup of one of your Shapiro cousins and then comparing this to that of the Baal Knesset, who is either a J-M172 or an E-35 (your information could also resolve which of those two is correct).

This could be a major K'bogen breakthrough so I encourage you to move ahead with the investigation.

Cordially,
Adam Cherson

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