JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Breznitz in Galicia? #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>

Thank you for your reply.

It was suggested by other members that the town's name is Bereznice which is
a town in the vicinity of the other towns that my ancestors were connected

Recently I came across the family tree of the Chassidic RABINOWITZ family
and in one page which they detail the families of the LECHOWITCH and other
dynasties they mention one Rabbi who was the son-in-law of a Yosef of
Brezna. Does anyone have details regarding this Yosef who probably lived
some 150-200 years ago?

Attn Dr. Neil Rosenstein (and others): I came across the tree while making a
shiva call to the home of the late Prof. Pinchas RABINOWITZ, (of recent
years of Efrat, Israel) who was the son of the Monistritza (I know I didn't
spell that right) Rebbe. He passed away about two weeks ago.

Shavua tov/ a gutte voch/ may we all have a good week.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel asks about the location of a town called
Breznitz - is it in Galicia and if not, could it be the town in

Breznitz [Breznice], in the Prachiner Kreis [County/District],
Bohemia is 65km SW of Prague. It had an old-established Jewish
community [16th century or earlier] I have the 1793 census - and
there are 21 Jewish families living there. Breznitz was the seat of
the ***District Rabbi***, which was therefore a prestigious position.

Celia Male [U.K.]

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