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Missing Links - Profiles with recorded famous Jewish ancestors/descendants

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  • Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Holles, of Lvov (c.1640 - bef.1710)
    Grandson of R' Yehoshua Heschel Charif, of Krakow, Meginei Shlomo
  • Wolf Torem (aft.1750 - bef.1830)
    He was from the family of Rebbe Mendele of Rimanov Possibly relative of Getzel Torem
  • Menachem Mendel Lerner (deceased)
    Descendant of Rebbe Mendele of Rimanov
  • Admor Menachem Mendel Morgenstern, of Kotzk (1787 - 1859)
    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgensztern of Kotzk , better known as the Kotzker Rebbe (1787-1859) was a Hasidic leader. Born to a non-Hasidic family in Goraj near Lublin, Poland, he became attracted to Hasid...
  • Dr. Avraham Weingot (deceased)
    MISSING GENERATIONS Missing Links Project Descendant of Admor Menachem Mendel Morgenstern, of Kotzk presumably via haChassid Teacher and Rabbi shraga feivel wajzngot

A collection of profiles that are known through record or legend to be descended from or closely related to a famous Jewish figure, but the generations in between or exact conection are unknown. This list should include both the descendant and the ancestor. The aim is that with a communal effort we could solve some of these mysteries and then remove them from the project.


  • Don't include 'unsolvable' connections e.g. huge generation gaps
  • Don't include legends based on very unreliable information at the best
  • Don't include extremely common lineages e.g. RASHI רש״י. (see PatentlyJewish)
  • Don't include profiles of people descended from half a dozen missing ancestors. The known information is simply to vague to deal with.

This is not just a list of people with distinguished lineage, the purpose is to actually solve some of the mysteries.

Additionaly, only direct blood ancestral connections should be included, as well as very close relatives i.e. up to 3rd cousin.

Please ensure that there is a section called 'Missing generations' in the about section of both profiles. A link to the project should be provided as well as a note of the missing link to the famous personality for example:


Descendant of Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz, ABD Prague, auth. "Kli Yakar"

This project should prove to be highly valuable to Geni curators and genealogy enthusiasts alike.