BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Fw: R' Shmuel Mohilever, Bialystok #poland


Dear Edna:

There is a short article (in English) about R' Shmuel Mohilever in The
Bialystoker Memorial Book, published by the Bialystoker Center, New York
in 1982. This article does not mention his ancestors or family.

The better source is Pinkos Bialystok, the two volume history of Jewish
Bialystok >from its beginnings through after World War I, written by A.S.
Hershberg and published in New York in 1949 and 1950. The book is
written entirely in Yiddish, but the cover shows a photo of Rabbi
Mohilever. The BIALYGen website at shows the
many libraries where this book can be found, including the following
libraries in New York.

American Jewish Historical Society
Jewish Theological Seminary
New York Public Library
YIVO Institute

The Bialystoker Center has given permission to reproduce the English
section of the Bialystoker Memorial Book on Ada Holtzman's Zchor
website, The
scanning has been completed and the articles and images should be posted
to the Zchor website in the near future.

BIALYGen is translating the Table of Contents of both Volumes of Pinkos
Bialystok to English. If we can obtain permission, we will post the
English Table of Contents to the JewishGen Yizkor Book website asking
interested researchers to sponsor the translation of chapters of
interest to them.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I am looking for detailed information on the family of Reb Shmuel
Mohilever who apparently travelled back and forth between Palestine
Bialystok in the late 1800's. He was Rabbi of Bialystok in 1883 and
listed as the founder of Religious Zionism in the Jewish Encyclopedia.
There are burial records for several Mohilever family members in the
Safed Cemetery Online Records, but I have no idea how they're

The Department for Jewish Zionist Education, Israel & Zionism, lists:

Mohilever, Samuel (1824-1898) Rabbi in Poland and one of the founders
religious Zionism. His grandson, Josef Mohilever, followed in his
grandfather's footsteps. Having received a traditional Jewish and
education, he was also active in Zionist groups and was a
government-appointed rabbi. He moved to Palestine in 1920 and settled
Jerusalem where he was deputy head of the Teachers Seminary and then
of the Hebrew High School.

He appears on our Haimson-Latterhaus family tree:

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

"Edna Hoover"
Brooklyn NY
JGFF Researcher # 66736

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