Shalom to All,
My grandmother Rikel (Rachel? other spellings are possible) Sfard, daughter
of Leibush, married my grandfather Rabbi Chaim Ruttenberg in Rovno, Poland
(today in Ukraine). He and his family are mentioned many times in the ?Rovno
Yizkor Book? but I was unable to find any reference of her family.
The famous Yiddish writer David Sfard was her relative, probably a cousin.
His father, Rabbi Arie Lieb Sfard was a Rabbi in Melnitza.
Any reference to other members of the Sfard (Sphard?) family of Rovno or
other Volhynia cities will be greatly appreciated.