Re: Towns in the region of Giessen, Germany #germany

Rodney Eisfelder

Without much confidence, for לאשדערן I suggest Lausdorn, which is a tiny place in northern Luxembourg, about 220km west of Giessen. The country of Luxembourg has never had a large Jewish community, but if this village ever had a Jewish family that needed a mohel, you would think they could find one closer then Giessen - Bonn, Brussels and Metz are all closer than Giessen, and Trier is closer still. How confident are you in the reading of the individual letters? Perhaps a posting on viewmate would help?

היער, my first thought, like Ralph Baer, was that the circumcision took place "here".

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

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