There was (were) a R' Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrow, who was a follower
of R' Yehoshua Heschel of Apta. I write (were) as the book "Mazkeret
Legedolei Ostrov mentions two people of the same name but writes that
they may have been the same person. According to our family records,
Yisrael's son Yosef married a daughter of one of the admo"rs of
My ancestor (the above Yisrael) came to Eretz Yisrael (Tzfat and/or
Tveria) during the first half of the 19th cent. His children stayed in
Europe. His son's, David (who had changed his name to SCHECHTER), son
Yacov Gedalia SCHECHTER came to Israel in the latter years of that
century to "check up" on his grandfather. Yacov Gedalia stayed in
Israel (I am his great grandson).
I have in my family tree all the descendants of Yacov Gedalia and a
few of his sibling but would be happy to be contacted by other
branches of Yisrael ROSENBAUM's children.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem