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New Discovery Revealed in Newspaper

A new discovery was revealed in the newspaper Hamodia about the roots of three main families in Jerusalem, a discovery that will be heavily discussed in the future.

Yochanan Weisberg 17/10/2009 21:09
Three families, of whom many of the residents of Yerushalayim today are descended from, have discovered recently a significant change in connection to the genealogical tree of their family.

Today (Friday) the genealogical investigator HaRav Naftali Aharon Vekstein revealed in the newspaper Hamodia, in his regular column “V’ityaldu,” three chapters of a study which contain new and hitherto unknown details about the roots of three of the heads of Yerushalmi families of good name.

This study concerns the families of “HaBachor Azulai,” the grandson of HaGaon Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai (the Chida), who is held to be the head of the following families: Vilhalam, Rabinovitz, the Admor of Rachmistrivka, Atik, and more.

Another chapter reveals the identity of Rabbi Yishayah HaKohein, who was the father-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchak David Biderman of Lelov, the father of the following families: Berenstein, Mintzberg, Weber-Shazuri, Hagar, Grubeis, and more.
The chapter concludes with the revelation of the roots of the meyuchas Mintzberg family; very little was known to this day about the source of the family of HaGaon HaKodesh Rabbi Avrahamchi Mintzberg of Lukava-Yerushalayim.

And for dessert, the newspaper publicized in the column two interesting documents which were revealed in the column for the first time. The first is the marriage certificate of Rabbi Yitzchak David Biderman of Lelov, which contains the signature of his father, the Admor Rabbi Moshe of Lelov ztz’l.

The second one is a handwritten manuscript and the signature of Rabbi Yehudah Zarchiyah Azulai, the father of “HaBachor Azulai” and the text of his signature in the introduction to Shut HaRadbaz, in which he details threes generations of genealogy.

The descendents of these families will certainly find these discoveries of great interest; they are found in the Mussaf supplement of the newspaper Hamodia.

The documents are presented here with the generosity of Hamodia.
מאגר היוחסין - המודיע
The marriage certificate of Rabbi Yitzchak
David Biderman of Lelov
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