JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Litvaks in Galicia #general


Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

David Price asked:
We are looking into the history of the name JUPITER. Joseph J (born early
1800's, d 1893) married Sarah Leah HONIG (died 1890's) lived in Galicia
(on Dniester River, near Stanislow, now Ivano-Frankovsk), near Lemberg
(Lvov), maybe Saharia, Galicia. Beider's book says the name is >from the
small town, UPITE, in the district PANEVEZYS (PONEVYEZH,PONIEWICZ) in
Lithuania. Upite was founded in 1780. The district had 50000 Jews out of
a
population of 200000 by 1900. Why was there a migration >from Lithuania to
Galicia? Was there a historical reason?
Yes, there were Litvaks who settled in Galicia. The reason was that the
Litvaks, renowned for their scholarship, were welcomed as Melamdim
(religious school teachers) in Galicia. I am not aware of particular
research on this trend, but the explantion was given by a former Galician
whose family used the traditionally Litvak form of pronunciation in Yiddish
and Hebrew.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il
web page: http://www.avotaynu.com/gaonbook.html

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