I am searching descendants of Reb Yisrael ROSENBAUM of Ostrow who was
a follower of R'Yehoshua Heschel of Apta . The book "Mazkeret
Legedolei Ostrow" mentions two such individuals but theories that they
may have been the same person. My ancestor (my great grandfather's
grandfather) came to Eretz Yisrael during the 19th cent. and was
supposedly buried in Tveria.
His children who stayed in Europe, last places I know of were Skalat,
Romania and Starokonstantine, changed their family name to SCHECHTER
as to their professions. My great grandfather, Yacov Gedalya
SCHECHTER, son of Yisrael's son David, came to Jerusalem to see how
his elderly grandfather was fareing and eventually stayed in
I would be happy to connect with other branches of Yisrael's children
to share our family trees.
Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem