Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Mordechai "gaon Av Bet-Din" of Karlin 19th cent. #rabbinic


Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to the diary (in hebrew) of my ggreatuncle, Reb Chaim Dov
KANTOR, of Karlin, and Shfeya (Israel), his mother's"she'er basar"
(relative) was a "gaba"d" (gaon av bet din) of Karlin during the
second half of the 19th cent. In the handwritten original diary the
family name of this Mordechai seems to be RUDINER, but researching the
various Mordechais that served in Karlin around this time it may have
been RUZINER (>from Ruzhin).

In the research I have done on Rabbi in Karlin of the 19th century I
have found no RUDINER but there was a Mordechai ZACKHEIM who served
in Karlin (or possibly Pinsk) around that time and he had served
before in Ruzhin.

There is a family tradition (legend?) that our gggreatgrandmother was
a descendant of Reb. Chaim of Volozhin and to the best of my knowledge
Reb. Mordechai ZACKHEIM also studied in Volozhin, but I don't know of
a family connection between him and Reb. Chaim.

If anyone can comment on information about Reb. Mordechai ZACKHEIM or
any other "Mordechais" who served in Karlin (or Pinsk) during the
third quarter of the 19th century or know of a connection between
Mordechai ZACKHEIM and Reb. Chaim I would be happy to hear >from you.

Thank you and Shabbat shalom, Chodesh Tov and Chanuka sameach.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem