Mr L Reich <lreich@...>
On 2005.09.03, Mark Weinberg <m_weinberg@...> wrote:
Family legend has it that my ggggf Israel Joseph WEINBERG was ChiefI have checked the indexes of several Hebrew biographical
dictionaries and other works covering the period. These include
Frumkin, Greibowsky, Shoshanah Levy, Gaon and Elchanany. None list a
Rabbi Yisroel Yosef WEINBERG, although there is mention of more than
one other WEINBERG.
He certainly was not a Chief Rabbi: as far as such a post existed
they are all know to me.
Your ancestor may have been very learned and esteemed, but he was
not a prominent public figure in Jerusalem at that time.