New: American and Canadian rabbis in collection at YIVO #rabbinic


Dear Fellow Rav-SIG Members:

We recently discovered the existence of the Samuel Ephraim Tiktin
Collection in the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
in New York. The collection, dating >from circa 1930 to 1949, includes
several hundred biographies of rabbis compiled by Tiktin for a
"Universal Rabbinical Biographical Encyclopedia," which was never
published. Biographies include rabbis >from the United States, Canada,
England, Germany, Hungary, Palestine, Poland, and the Middle East.

The list of 205 American and Canadian rabbis now online was compiled
by a professor of Jewish history who visited the YIVO Archives several
years ago and contributed the list after reviewing the collection.

We are indebted to Rav-SIG member Stephen Falk, who visited YIVO and
obtained the list, and to Fruma Mohrer, Acting Chief Archivist at
YIVO, for granting kind permission to reproduce it and providing
resource information.

The list may be accessed >from the Rav-SIG home page in the "What's
New" section:

or directly at:

Shirley Rotbein Flaum, Coordinator
Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group (Rav-SIG)
Houston, Texas

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