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In an effort to trace back Rabbi-to-student transmission of tradition, I've run into some dead ends, and I'm hoping the community can offer some leads. Under whom did the following Rabbis study?

  1. Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin (Netziv)
  2. Yosef Dov Ber Soloveitchik (Bais HaLevi)
  3. Aryeh Leib Ginzberg (Sha'agat Aryeh)

For the next two, I have their immediate mentor, but then the trail dries up:

  1. Eliyahu of Vilna (Vilna Gaon) studied under R. Moses Margalit
  2. Akiva Eger studied under his uncle R. Wolf Eger

I appreciate any information that can get my quest back on track. Thanks.

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IIRC, the Vilna Gaon studied under R. Margolis (author of the Pnei Moshe) only until age 11. –  Dave Dec 21 '10 at 23:09
    
Under whom did Rabbi Chayim Ozer study? –  Adam Mosheh Jan 10 '12 at 21:29
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Religious Jews have, and have had for a very long time, a custom to refer to their Torah Giants using a prefix of Rav or Rabbi etc. –  CB01 Jan 24 '12 at 11:17

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http://www.pidyon.org/docs/shalshelet.php

Torah

Moses (1392-1272 BCE; Revelation at Mt. Sinai - 1312 BCE)

Prophets

Joshua (1354-1244 BCE) Pinchus Eli (929 BCE) Samuel (889 BCE) David (876 BCE) Achiah (800 BCE) Elijah (870-726 BCE) Elishah (717 BCE) Yehoyada (695 BCE) Zechariah (680 BCE) Hoshea (575 BCE) Amos (560 BCE) Isaiah (548 BCE) Michah (560 BCE) Yoel (510 BCE) Nachum (510 BCE) Chavakuk (510 BCE) Tzafaniah (460 BCE) Jeremiah (462 BCE) Baruch (347 BCE) Ezra (348 BCE)

Elders of the Great Assembly

Shimon Hatzadik (400-300 BCE) Antignus of Socho (305 BCE)

Zugot (Pairs)

Yosi ben Yoezer and Yosef ben Yochanon (280 BCE) Yehoshua ben Prachya and Nitai of Arbel (243 BCE) Yehuda ben Tabai and Shimon ben Shetach (198 BCE) Shmaya and Avtalyon (140 BCE) Hillel and Shammai (40 BCE)

Tanaim (Mishnaic Rabbis)

Rabban Shimon (10 BCE) Rabban Gamliel Hazaken (20 CE) Rav Shimon ben Gamliel (50) Rabban Gamliel (90) Rabban Shimon (140) Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi (135-219)

Amoraim (Talmudic Rabbis)

Rav (160-248), Shmuel, and Rabbi Yochanon (230) Rav Huna (270) Rabbah (310) Rava (270-350) Rav Ashi (420)

Savoraim ("Thinkers")

Rafram (443) Rav Sama B'rei d'Rava (476) Rav Yosi (514) Rav Simonia Rav Ravoi Me-Rov (589) Mar Chanan Me-Ashkaya (608) Rav Mari Gaonim

(Leaders of the Babylonian Academies; literally "Geniuses")

Rav Chana Gaon Mar Rav Rava Rav Busai (689) Mar Rav Huna Mari Mar Rav Chiyah Me-Mishan Mar Ravyah Mar Rav Natronai Mar Rav Yebuda (739) Mar Rav Yosef (748) Mar Rav Shmuel Mar Rav Natroi Kahana Mar Rav Avrohom Kahana (761) Mar Rav Dodai Rav Chananya (771) Rav Malka (773) Mar Rav Rava Mar Rav Shinoi (782) Mar Rav Chaninah Gaon Kahana (785) Mar Rav Huna Mar Halevi (788) Mar Rav Menasheh (796) Mar Rav Yeshaya Halevi (804) Mar Rav Kahanah Gaon (797) Mar Rav Yosef Mar Rav Ibomai Gaon (814) Mar Rav Yosef Mar Rav Avrohom Mar Rav Yosef (834) Mar Rav Yitzchak (839) Mar Rav Yosef (841) Mar Rav Poltoi (858) Mar Rav Achai Kahana Mar Rav Menachem (860) Mar Rav Matisyahu (869) Rav Mar Abba Mar Rav Tzemach Gaon (891) Mar Rav Hai Gaon (897) Mar Rav Kimoi Gaon (905) Mar Rav Yehuda (917) Mar Rav Mevasser Kahana Gaon (926) Rav Kohen Tzedek (935) Mar Rav Tzemach Gaon (937) Rav Chaninah Gaon (943) Mar Rav Aharon Hacohen (959) Mar Rav Nechemiah (968) Rav Sherirah Gaon (1006) Rav Hai Gaon (939-1038)

Rishonim

Rav Gershom Meor Hagolah (1040) Rav Yaakov ben Yakar (1064) Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi) (1040-1105) R' Shmuel ben Meir (Rashbam) (1174) R' Yaakov ben Meir (Rabbenu Tam) (1171) R' Eliezer Me-Metz (1175) R' Elazar Rokeach (1238) R' Yitzchak of Vienna (Ohr Zaruah) Rav Meir of Rothenberg (1293) R' Yitzchak of Duren (Shaarei Durah) R' Alexander Zusiein Hakohen (Agudah) (1348) R' Meir Bar Baruch Halevi (1390) R' Sholom of Neustadt R' Yaakov Moelin (Maharil) (1427) R' Yisroel Isserlein (Trumas Hadeshen) (1460) R' Tavoli Rabbi Yaakov Margolies (1501) Rabbi Yaakov Pollak (1530)

Achronim

Rabbi Sholom Shachna (1558) Rabbi Moshe Isserles (Rama) (1530-1572) Rabbi Yehoshua Falk Katz (1614) Rabbi Naftoli Hirsch ben Pesachya (1650) Rabbi Moshe Rivkas (Be'er Hagolah) (1671) Rabbi Avraham Gombiner (1682) Rabbi Moshe Kramer (1688) Rabbi Eliyahu Chasid (1710) Rabbi Yissachar Ber (1740) Rabbi Shlomo Zalman (1765) Rabbi Eliyahu Kramer (Vilna Gaon) (1720-1797) Rabbi Chaim Voloziner (1749-1821) Rabbi Yitzchok Voloziner (1848) Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik (Beis HaLevi) (1820-1892)

http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/mesora/

God (Mt. Sinai ,= 1312 B.C.E.)

Moses (1272 B.C.E.)

Joshua (1245 B.C.E.)

Pinchus

Eli (929 B.C.E.)

Samuel (889 B.C.E.)

David (876 B.C.E.)

Achiah (800 B.C.E.)

Elijah (726 B.C.E.)

Elishah (717 B.C.E.)

Yehoyada (695 B.C.E.)

Zechariah (680 B.C.E.)

Hoshea (575 B.C.E.)

Amos (560 B.C.E.)

Isaiah (548 B.C.E.)

Michah (560 B.C.E.)

Yoel (510 B.C.E.)

Nachum (510 B.C.E.)

Chavakuk (510 B.C.E.)

Tzafaniah (460 B.C.E.)

Jeremiah (462 B.C.E.)

Baruch (347 B.C.E.)

Ezra (348 B.C.E.)

Shimon Hatzadik (310 B.C.E.)

Antignus of Socho (305 B.C.E.)

Yosi ben Yoezer and

Yosef ben Yochanon (280 B.C.E.)

Yehoshua ben Prachya and

Nitai of Arbel (243 B.C.E.)

Yehuda ben Tabai and

Shimon ben Shetach (198 B.C.E.)

Shmaya & Avtalyon (140 B.C.E.)

Hillel & Shammai (40 B.C.E.)

Rabban Shimon (10 B.C.E.)

Rabban Gamliel Hazaken (20 C.E.)

Rav Shimon ben Gamliel (50)

Rabban Gamliel (90)

Rabban Shimon (140)

Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi (180)

Rav, Shmuel, and Rabbi Yochanon (230)

Rav Huna (270)

Rabbah (310)

Rava (340)

Rav Ashi (420)

Rafram (443)

Rav Sam a B’rei d’Rava (476)

Rav Yosi (514)

Rav Simonia Rav Ravoi Me-Rov (589)

Mar Chanan Me-Ashkaya (608)

Rav Mari

Rav Chana Gaon

Mar Rav Rava

Rav Busai (689)

Mar Rav Huna Mari

Mar Rav Chiyah Me-Mishan

Mar Ravyah

Mar Rav Natronai

Mar Rav Yehuda (739)

Mar Rav Yosef (748)

Mar Rav Shmuel

Mar Rav Natroi Kahana

Mar Rav Avrohom Kahana (761)

Mar Rav Dodai

Rav Chananya (771)

Rav Maika (773)

Mar Rav Rava

Mar Rav Shinoi (782)

Mar Rav Chaninah Gaon Kahana (785)

Mar Rav Huna Mar Halevi (788)

Mar Rav Menasheh (796)

Mar Rav Yeshaya Halevi (804)

Mar Rav Kahanah Gaon (797)

Mar Rav Yosef

Mar Rav Ibomai Gaon (814)

Mar Rav Yosef

Mar Rav Avrohom

Mar Rav Yosef (834)

Mar Rav Yitzchak (839)

Mar Rav Yosef (841)

Mar Rav Poltoi (858)

Mar Rav Achai Kahana

Mar Rav Menachem (860)

Mar Rav Matisyahu (869)

Rav Mar Abba

Mar Rav Tzemach Gaon (891)

Mar Rav Hai Gaon (897)

Mar Rav Kimoi Gaon (905)

Mar Rav Yehuda (917)

Mar Rav Mevasser Kahana Gaon (926)

Rav Kohen Tzedek (935)

Mar Rav Tzemach Gaon (937)

Rav Chaninah Gaon (943)

Mar Rav Aharon Hacohen (959)

Mar Rav Nechemiah (968)

Rav Sherirah Gaon (1006)

Meshulam Hagadol

Rav Gershom Meor Hagolah (1040)

Rav Yaakov ben Yakar (1064)

Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki - ‘“Rashi’” (1105)

R’ Shmuel ben Meir (Rashbam) (1174)

R’ Yaakov ben Meir (Rabbenu Tam) (1171)

Eliezer Me-Metz (1175)

Rokeach (1238)

R’ Yitzchak of Vienna (Ohr Zaruah)

Rav Meir of Rothenberg (1293)

R’ Yitzchak of Duren (Shaarei Durah)

R’ Alexander Zusiein Hakohen (Agudah) (1348)

Meir Bar Baruch Halevi (1390)

R’ Sholom of Neustadt

R’ Yaakov Moelin (Maharil) (1427)

R’ Yisroel Isserlein (Trumas Hadeshen) (1460)

R’ Tavoli

Rabbi Yaakov Margolies (1501)

Rabbi Yaakov Pollak (1530)

Rabbi Sholom Shachna (1558)

Rabbi Moshe Isserles ‘“Rama’” (1572)

Rabbi Yehoshua Falk Katz (1614)

Rabbi Naftoli Hirsch ben Pesachya (1650)

Rabbi Moshe Rivkas - ‘“Be’er Hagolah’” (1671)

Rabbi Avraham Gombiner (1682)

Rabbi Moshe Kramer (1688)

Rabbi Eliyahu Chasid (1710)

Rabbi Yissachar Ber (1740)

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman (1765)

Rabbi Eliyahu Kramer - ‘“Vilna Gaon’” (1797)

Rabbi Chaim Voloziner (1821)

Rabbi Zundel of Salant (1866)

Rabbi Yisroel Salanter (1883)

Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm (1888)

Rabbi Yerucham Lebovitz (1936)

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Fantastic. Thanks a million. –  Barry Dec 22 '10 at 21:27
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I don't see how this answers the question. –  Double AA Feb 19 at 16:40

When the Netziv was 11 years old he was sent to learn in Volozhin. Half a year after his Bar Mitzva, the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Itzele Volozhin the son of Rav Chaim Volozhin, saw him fit from all the other budding stars, to take him as a son-in-law.

http://www.revach.net/stories/gedolim-biographies/The-Netziv-Rav-Naftali-Tzvi-Yehuda-Berlin-Until-The-Dying-Day-Of-Volozhin/4014

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In his youth Yosef Dov Ber Soloveitchik (Bais HaLevi) lived in Brod. One anecdote illustrates his early mastery of rabbinic learning. Rabbi Shlomo Kluger, the rabbi of Brod, enjoyed engaging in Talmud studies with him.

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Yosef_Dov_Soloveitchik_(Beis_Halevi)

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