Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The Town Tallosh in Slovakia #rabbinic


RCK <rachack@...>
 

At my suggestion, the town of Tallosh (Tallos in Hungarian and
Tomasikovo in Slovak) in present-day Slovakia has been added to the
JewishGen Gazetteer, although it has not yet been added to the
JewishGen Comunities database. My family descends >from my
gg-grandfather Rabbi Pinchas KOHN (who was the Shochet and Bodek) of
Tallosh and I am researching more about the family. Rabbi KOHN was
also a grandfather of the late Rabbi Yissachar Dov GOLDSTEIN (author
of Likutei HeAros Al Sifrei Teshuvos Chasam Sofer and Ohel
Yissaschar).

The only other mentions that I have found of the town of Tallosh are
the fact that Rabbi Avraham Yitzchok GLICK (1826-1909) was the Rabbi
of that town for three years. Rabbi GLICK wrote several works
including four volumes of responsa Yad Yitzchok and a commentary Beer
Yitzchok on the Talmud with two volumes on Tractate Gittin and one on
Chullin. And that Rabbi Moshe David ASHKENAZI (1774-1856), author of
Toldos Adam and Be'er Sheva and father-in-law of the Yeitav Lev
(founder of the Satmar/Sighet hassidic dynasty) was the Rabbi there
before moving to Safed, I also found that Rabbi Aharon GREENBERG
(1811-1893), a student of the Chasam Sofer was the Rabbi of Tallosh at
some point before becoming the Rabbi of Michalovce where he printed
his work Daas Sofer (1891) on Gittin and Kesubos.

Other names of Rabbis who served there that I found are Rabbi Akiva
Pinchas KORNITZER and Rabbi Shmuel GOTTLEIB. However, I have been told
that I might be confusing Tallos/Tomasikovo (which is currently in the
Galanta district in Slovakia) with Toltchwa/Tolcsva (which is
currently in the Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County in Hungary) because the
two names are very similar (especially in Hebrew which is the main
language of most of my research).

So I would like to ask two questions: Which of the above Rabbis served
in the same town that my gg-grandfather lived and which did not.
Secondly, does anyone have any more information about the Jewish
community in my gg-grandfather's town of Tallosh and especially about
his family?

Reuven Chaim "Rudolph" Klein
Beitar Illit, Israel

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