Jerusalem woman leaves 1,400 descendants


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A 99-year-old woman who died last week left behind at least 1,400 descendants, an Israeli newspaper reported.

Rachel Krishevsky, who died Sept. 12, had 11 children, who in turn had 150 children, Ynet reported Thursday. Krishevsky’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren number about 1,400, the newspaper said.

Krishevsky lived most of her life next to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market. A grandchild told the newspaper that she "knew all her descendants."

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