Brodsky Shor Torah-Frankfurt Printers #germany #dna #galicia #records


Deb Katz
 

As part of researching the ancestries of men in a large J2a Cohanim DNA project, I'm seeking leads to find a torah (scroll or book) that was printed in 1600s Frankfurt by the Shor/Schorr family who were printers there during that time...the lineage migrated to Brody, Galicia by the 1700s and then went on to Zlatapol & Kiev (famous "sugar" Brodskys).  This Torah, which had the names of centuries of Brodsky-Shor first born sons handwritten into it, was in the possession of Leib Brodsky (b.Uman, d. Moscow) and given to his New York cousin Joseph Brodsky ca 1930s to protect it from destruction during WWII.  Now there is no trace of it...so I'm posting here on the remote chance that any of the above rings a bell for anyone.  (I've contacted YIVO etc. but I live far from NY---Pacific Beach CA--- and cannot search places like that in person). If so, please contact me: dnadeb@...   (BTW, if you have a male Brodsky or Shor Cohanim lineage, I'd love to hear from you as well....indeed, if you have done any y-dna testing and know you are of cohanim descent and in haplogroup J2a....you may also find contacting me worth your while!)

Deb Katz

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