JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Tartak #general

Judith Romney Wegner

Dear JGenners,

Heartfelt thanks to the three or four language experts who kindly
informed me that Tartak is Polish for a sawmill, thus Baal
ha-Tartak meant the owner/operator of the sawmill rather than a
maker of idols like the one in the Second Book of Kings!

So now I'm wondering if he carved a few Tartaks -- or even Baals! --
on the side, to move the lumber when business was slack .....

Judith Romney Wegner

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