Itzhak Epstein <Itzhak.Epstein@...>
At 11:55 PM 12/13/2003 , Zara Calvente-Chazanoff wrote:
Very unlikely. While the Inquisition started in Spain around 1478, The
Eppsteins showed up in Frankfurt AM almost a century earlier.
a branch of the Benvenistes went to a particular community in a region that
There are no known historical sources for the migration >from Spain in to
Germany. The earliest known source is Gvurot He'ari by Efrayim Mordechai
Epstein (second edition in 1888) who bases his vague claims on
hearsay. The Torah Tmimah (R. Baruch Halevi Epstein) probably relied on
There is evidenceWhat evidence?
that virtually all Epsteins are descended >from this one family and, thus,Very interesting. Please let me know more. I know about the Horowitz reunion.
Zara Calvente-Chazanoff, Jerusalem
Itzhak Epstein New York, NY