<I am looking for information about Abraham and Benjamin SINGER,
brothers who were joint authors of "Ha-Madrik," a pedagogic anthology
of the Talmud, written around the middle of the 19th century.
Specifically, I would like to know the name of their father or even
just their town of origin.>
Their father was (Rabbi) Pesach
Rabbi Avraham was Rabbi of "Palata" and vicinity.
I do not know where this place is. Searching the JewishGen database, produced
some hits that may refer to this town (One town, Beled, Hungary would seem to
fit, but with a Jewish population of 188 in 1880, it would seem doubtful.
Usually, when a Rabbi is chief rabbi of a town and surrounding area, the town
mentioned is usually a more prominent one). Check out the others. BTW, the
book was published in Pressburg (now Bratislava, Slovakia) in 1902.