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Re: Information on tombstones #belarus

Stan Goodman <geneal@...>
 

The deceased men were Kohanim. This is the meaning of the hands, held in
the manner in which Kohanim bless the congregation at particular points in
worship.

The letters at the bottom are initials for a common formula meaning: "May
their souls be bound up with those of the living". The simplest explanation
of this expression is the hope that their memory will persist in the minds
of their descendants. Others will give you more mystic explanations, so I
must justify my own, as follows.

The word usually translated as "soul" is "nefesh". It's real meaning in
Hebrew is simply "self", and so it is is Arabic as well ("nafs"); the
mystic idea of "soul" is a Christian (probably pre-Christian European) one.

On Thu, 1 Jan 1970 01:59:59, Susan.Chernin@phila.gov (Susan Chernin) wrote:


My cousin Rachel and I took advantage of a long visit over the Passover
holidays to visit various cemeteries in the Philadelphia Area. We have
the following questions

Several of the men in our family as well as other male graves had two
hands engraved on them, sometimes palms up and sometimes down with the
fingers grouped in two distinct groups. Can anyone tell us what this
means?
Several male tomb stones had five distinct Hebrew letters at the bottom.
The letters were the same in each case. Does any one know what this
means.
We lso saws this on the stones of men who were nol in our family

thank you
susan.chernin@phila.gov
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania
See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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Re: Name Nesia #general

Stan Goodman <geneal@...>
 

Nesia is indeed a Hebrew name, albeit not a common one. "Nes" can mean
"miracle" or "banner", depending on context; the remainder of the name is a
name for God. You can decide for yourself if her parents intended to call
her "Divine-Deed" or "-Flag".

On Thu, 1 Jan 1970 01:59:59, marciarthur@email.msn.com (marciarthur) wrote:

My cousin was named Nettie. She was named after our Grandmother Nesia.
Is Nesia a Hebrew name - if not what is the equivalent?

Thanks for any information,

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@msn.com
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania
See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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Holiday calendar!! #general

Bernard Margolis <debmarg@...>
 

Can anyone give me the date of Purim in 1997?
Bernie

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information on tombstones #general

Stan Goodman <geneal@...>
 

The deceased men were Kohanim. This is the meaning of the hands, held in
the manner in which Kohanim bless the congregation at particular points in
worship.

The letters at the bottom are initials for a common formula meaning: "May
their souls be bound up with those of the living". The simplest explanation
of this expression is the hope that their memory will persist in the minds
of their descendants. Others will give you more mystic explanations, so I
must justify my own, as follows.

The word usually translated as "soul" is "nefesh". It's real meaning in
Hebrew is simply "self", and so it is is Arabic as well ("nafs"); the
mystic idea of "soul" is a Christian (probably pre-Christian European) one.

On Thu, 1 Jan 1970 01:59:59, Susan.Chernin@phila.gov (Susan Chernin) wrote:


My cousin Rachel and I took advantage of a long visit over the Passover
holidays to visit various cemeteries in the Philadelphia Area. We have
the following questions

Several of the men in our family as well as other male graves had two
hands engraved on them, sometimes palms up and sometimes down with the
fingers grouped in two distinct groups. Can anyone tell us what this
means?
Several male tomb stones had five distinct Hebrew letters at the bottom.
The letters were the same in each case. Does any one know what this
means.
We lso saws this on the stones of men who were nol in our family

thank you
susan.chernin@phila.gov
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania
See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Nesia #general

Stan Goodman <geneal@...>
 

Nesia is indeed a Hebrew name, albeit not a common one. "Nes" can mean
"miracle" or "banner", depending on context; the remainder of the name is a
name for God. You can decide for yourself if her parents intended to call
her "Divine-Deed" or "-Flag".

On Thu, 1 Jan 1970 01:59:59, marciarthur@email.msn.com (marciarthur) wrote:

My cousin was named Nettie. She was named after our Grandmother Nesia.
Is Nesia a Hebrew name - if not what is the equivalent?

Thanks for any information,

Marcia Indianer Meyers
marciarthur@msn.com
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ROKITA: >from Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Romania
See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better):
http://www.hashkedim.com

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holiday calendar!! #general

Bernard Margolis <debmarg@...>
 

Can anyone give me the date of Purim in 1997?
Bernie

MODERATOR NOTE: You will find the date by going to www.jewishgen.org, then
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Jewish History for everyone #general

Sheelphil@...
 

I am passing along the address below which I think should be on everyone's
"bookmark" list. History of Jews in many different places of the world is
only one subject covered, and who knows, someone may find a personal trace.
At the very least, it is fascinating perusing.

Click Here: <A HREF="http://www.ubalt.edu/kulanu/index0.html">Welcome to
Kulanu</A>
http://www.ubalt.edu/kulanu/index0.html

Sheila Friedman
Philadelphia
Seeking: MILSTEIN, LERMAN, GOLDMAN (Zhitomir to Phila. and New York)
ALEXANDER, UNIK (Rovno to Philadelphia)


many thanks #general

Susan Chernin <Susan.Chernin@...>
 

I want to thank everyone who responded to my request for information about
tombstones. you were very helpful

susan.chernin@phila.gov


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish History for everyone #general

Sheelphil@...
 

I am passing along the address below which I think should be on everyone's
"bookmark" list. History of Jews in many different places of the world is
only one subject covered, and who knows, someone may find a personal trace.
At the very least, it is fascinating perusing.

Click Here: <A HREF="http://www.ubalt.edu/kulanu/index0.html">Welcome to
Kulanu</A>
http://www.ubalt.edu/kulanu/index0.html

Sheila Friedman
Philadelphia
Seeking: MILSTEIN, LERMAN, GOLDMAN (Zhitomir to Phila. and New York)
ALEXANDER, UNIK (Rovno to Philadelphia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen many thanks #general

Susan Chernin <Susan.Chernin@...>
 

I want to thank everyone who responded to my request for information about
tombstones. you were very helpful

susan.chernin@phila.gov


Re: Information on tombstones #belarus

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

"Susan Chernin" <Susan.Chernin@phila.gov> wrote:

My cousin Rachel and I took advantage of a long visit over the Passover
holidays to visit various cemeteries in the Philadelphia Area. We have
the following questions

Several of the men in our family as well as other male graves had two
hands engraved on them, sometimes palms up and sometimes down with the
fingers grouped in two distinct groups. Can anyone tell us what this
means? Several male tomb stones had five distinct Hebrew letters at
the bottom. The letters were the same in each case. Does any one know
what this means.
The answers to these questions can be found in the
JewishGen InfoFile "How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Tombstones.html.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Information on tombstones #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

"Susan Chernin" <Susan.Chernin@phila.gov> wrote:

My cousin Rachel and I took advantage of a long visit over the Passover
holidays to visit various cemeteries in the Philadelphia Area. We have
the following questions

Several of the men in our family as well as other male graves had two
hands engraved on them, sometimes palms up and sometimes down with the
fingers grouped in two distinct groups. Can anyone tell us what this
means? Several male tomb stones had five distinct Hebrew letters at
the bottom. The letters were the same in each case. Does any one know
what this means.
The answers to these questions can be found in the
JewishGen InfoFile "How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone" at
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Tombstones.html.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


WILSCHIN #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Can you please help me solve an enigma?

Lina LEWIN was born 1864 in Gollub, West Prussia.
In my data I have her married to WALLENBERG, and a note which reads:
"As Lina Wilschin she lived in New York"

Lina was one of the 8 children of my great grandfather Herman Zwi Halevi
LEWIN.

I cannot find any WILSCHIN in any database or telephone/e-mail listing that
I have searched.

Have you ever come across the name "WILSCHIN" ??

David Lewin
London


Re: Passenger Arrival #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Meryl Persky <FOODPHILE@aol.com> wrote:

While searching a microfilm for Passenger Arrivals, I believe I found my
great uncle. However, the arrival card was unlike any I've seen before.
It read:
GABBIN, JACOB 17m cr 76634
According to the instruction sheet at the FHC, the procedure is to write
to Immig. & Nat. Service requesting the arrival date and name of vessel.
I understand that the 5 digit number is the number of the Declaration of
Intent. What confuses me is, why is this card part of the arrivals?
The "CR" stands for "Certificate of Registry", which is a waiver of the
"Certificate of Arrival". This is due to the Registry Act of 1929 (see
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/statistics/legishist/474.htm).

Beginning in 1911, when an immigrant applied for naturalization, the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) attempted to validate
the applicant's arrival ship/date/port, and issued a "Certificate of
Arrival", to attach to the naturalization application. Beginning in
1929, if the INS could NOT locate their arrival on a ship's manifest,
for whatever reason, and the applicant was otherwise qualified and
could prove that they has been residing in the US for the required
time period, then the INS issued a "Certificate of Registry" in lieu
of the standard "Certificate of Arrival". A card for that Registry
was then inserted into the INS' passenger arrival index, since that
immigrant's name could not be found on a ship manifest.

You can order the particular "Certificate of Registry" document
that you are interested in by writing to:

Immigration and Naturalization Service
FOIA/PA Office
425 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20536

In your letter, include the immigrant's name, approximate date of
birth, country of origin, date of death if known, and the CR number.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen WILSCHIN #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Can you please help me solve an enigma?

Lina LEWIN was born 1864 in Gollub, West Prussia.
In my data I have her married to WALLENBERG, and a note which reads:
"As Lina Wilschin she lived in New York"

Lina was one of the 8 children of my great grandfather Herman Zwi Halevi
LEWIN.

I cannot find any WILSCHIN in any database or telephone/e-mail listing that
I have searched.

Have you ever come across the name "WILSCHIN" ??

David Lewin
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Passenger Arrival #general

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>
 

Meryl Persky <FOODPHILE@aol.com> wrote:

While searching a microfilm for Passenger Arrivals, I believe I found my
great uncle. However, the arrival card was unlike any I've seen before.
It read:
GABBIN, JACOB 17m cr 76634
According to the instruction sheet at the FHC, the procedure is to write
to Immig. & Nat. Service requesting the arrival date and name of vessel.
I understand that the 5 digit number is the number of the Declaration of
Intent. What confuses me is, why is this card part of the arrivals?
The "CR" stands for "Certificate of Registry", which is a waiver of the
"Certificate of Arrival". This is due to the Registry Act of 1929 (see
http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/aboutins/statistics/legishist/474.htm).

Beginning in 1911, when an immigrant applied for naturalization, the
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) attempted to validate
the applicant's arrival ship/date/port, and issued a "Certificate of
Arrival", to attach to the naturalization application. Beginning in
1929, if the INS could NOT locate their arrival on a ship's manifest,
for whatever reason, and the applicant was otherwise qualified and
could prove that they has been residing in the US for the required
time period, then the INS issued a "Certificate of Registry" in lieu
of the standard "Certificate of Arrival". A card for that Registry
was then inserted into the INS' passenger arrival index, since that
immigrant's name could not be found on a ship manifest.

You can order the particular "Certificate of Registry" document
that you are interested in by writing to:

Immigration and Naturalization Service
FOIA/PA Office
425 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20536

In your letter, include the immigrant's name, approximate date of
birth, country of origin, date of death if known, and the CR number.

Warren

Warren Blatt
Boston, MA
<wblatt@jewishgen.org>


Syrian-Lebanese Names... #general

tomer levi <hstom@...>
 

Hi all...
I'm writing a thesis about the Jewish community in Beirut (1920-1943).
I need information about several persons/families: In what year those
persons immigrated >from Damascus to Beirut.
Here are the names:
Josef David Farhi
Dr. Attie
Selim Harari
Joseph Dichy
Zaki Elia
Kamel Helwani
Youssef Balaila
Yacoub Safra

If you have any information about these names regarding the year they
came to Beirut, please notify me.

kindly regards.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Syrian-Lebanese Names... #general

tomer levi <hstom@...>
 

Hi all...
I'm writing a thesis about the Jewish community in Beirut (1920-1943).
I need information about several persons/families: In what year those
persons immigrated >from Damascus to Beirut.
Here are the names:
Josef David Farhi
Dr. Attie
Selim Harari
Joseph Dichy
Zaki Elia
Kamel Helwani
Youssef Balaila
Yacoub Safra

If you have any information about these names regarding the year they
came to Beirut, please notify me.

kindly regards.


Poles looking for American Ancestors #general

Robin Krout <rakrout@...>
 

Does anyone know of any sites on the INternet where Polish people are in
search of American ancestors?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Poles looking for American Ancestors #general

Robin Krout <rakrout@...>
 

Does anyone know of any sites on the INternet where Polish people are in
search of American ancestors?