Descendants of Reb Chaim of Volozhin
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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)
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem