JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Temple Lechem Meshiah (lower East Side) #general


<< "Temple Lechem Meshiah" >>

"Lechem Meshiah" = Bread of the Messiah, has an odd ring to it. I can't
think what it could mean in the context of a synagogue and it may be an error.
"Lechem Mishneh" though also a little odd, at least has a familiar ring. It
refers to the two challot of the friday evening kiddush and hence the double
portion of mannah that was available on Fridays for the wandering Israelites
in Sinai, so they would not have to gather any on Shabbat.

If you're convinced the name contained the word Mashiach, be ready for names
such as Chevley Mashiach, (bi)Y'mot Hamashiach, Yavo Hamashiach . . .

Of course it may have been a Christian missionary center, referring perhaps to
the miracle of the loaves.

Michael Bernet

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.

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