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Photo Inscription #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

I have a very old photograph which has a little inscription on the back
that's written either in Yiddish or Hebrew. Would anyone be interested in
taking a look at it to see if they can translate it? I have the inscription
scanned as a JPEG file.

Thanks.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@...

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


Sicilian Jews #general

Miss anne <missanne@...>
 

Looking for information on Jews in Sicily/Italy after they were expelled
from Spain in 1492 (or thereabouts).
The family story is that our ancestors, named Ruisi, originally were
Spanish Jews fleeing the Inquisition. Through the centuries, after finding
refuge in Italy/Sicily (in Sicily, their village was up in the mountains),
they intermarried and became Catholic.

Any leads on this would be most appreciated!

Thank you!
Anne Ruisi
Birmingham, AL


Tel Aviv JFRA Programs April-May #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Shalom!
JFRA announces its next two programs, both with lectures in English.
The Jewish Family Research Association (member, IAJGS) welcomes to
our Tel Aviv meetings all those interested in Jewish genealogy,
those resident in Israel as well as Genners who may be visiting
from other countries.
To speak at the FORUM on issues/resources, contact:
Tomer Brunner: <tomer@...>

Our next two programs will be in English.

Date: Sunday April 30 -- English lecture
Speaker: Rob SEALTIEL
Founding Member: European Federation
of Genealogical Societies, Shaltiel Family Association.
Topic: "A WWII "hidden" child in Holland:
The beginning of the search for my family"


Date: Tuesday, May 16 -- English special guest lecture
Speaker: Monica CARO
JGS Buenos Aires, Argentina
Topic: The Jews of Argentina, including the Jewish colonies
and Jewish "disappeared."


Location for both: Bet Hatefutsot/Museum of the Diaspora
Room 815 (lower level)
Tel Aviv University campus, Klausner Blvd.
Time for both: Forum, 6:45 pm; lecture, 7:30 pm.
Admission for both: JFRA members, NIS 10; others, NIS 15.

JFRA looks forward to welcoming you at our meetings.

For more information, contact:
President Aviva Neeman, 03-699-2813, <aneeman@...>, or
Schelly Talalay Dardashti, 03-699-4270 <dardasht@...>


Re: Mt. Eden General Hospital #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Thanks to all the New Yorkers who responded that it was indeed in the
Bronx. After I posted the question, I had a sudden remission >from CRS and
remembered a Mt. Eden Avenue. I grew up in Pelham Parkway which was east
of the Grand Concourse and we lived in our own little enclave. <grin>
thanks to all once again
Carol Skydell
Laguna Woods CA


Liverpool Passenger Lists #general

GRAMAW
 

Did I miss something? Are there lists of passengers who embarked in Liverpool?
What years? Where do I make contact for them? Unfortunately the Hamburg
lists didn't help me, but I know the grandparents stopped in Liverpool on
their way to New York. Lists would sure be nice..........Myra Shalet,
Leawood, KS

Searching: DRUBYCH, WINER, LEIBMAN, Uman, Ukraine; HOLZBERG, SHARK, Lithuania;
SHALET, GRATCH, Ukraine


Re: a question for New Yorkers #general

klink <klink@...>
 

Dear Carol

Mt. Eden Hospital was on Mt. Eden Avenue off of the Grand Concourse in The
Bronx
Hope this helps.
Shelly Klink
Klink@...


Carol Skydell <skydell@...> wrote in message
news:3.0.32.20000426151048.01aecde0@......

Would anybody know in which borough Mt. Eden General Hospital was located
in the 1960's?
thanks
Carol Skydell
Laguna Woods, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photo Inscription #general

Stephen Mednick <smednick@...>
 

I have a very old photograph which has a little inscription on the back
that's written either in Yiddish or Hebrew. Would anyone be interested in
taking a look at it to see if they can translate it? I have the inscription
scanned as a JPEG file.

Thanks.

Stephen Mednick
Sydney, Australia
smednick@...

Researching:
MEDNICK (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)
SACHS/SACKS (Kalius,UKR & London,ENG)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sicilian Jews #general

Miss anne <missanne@...>
 

Looking for information on Jews in Sicily/Italy after they were expelled
from Spain in 1492 (or thereabouts).
The family story is that our ancestors, named Ruisi, originally were
Spanish Jews fleeing the Inquisition. Through the centuries, after finding
refuge in Italy/Sicily (in Sicily, their village was up in the mountains),
they intermarried and became Catholic.

Any leads on this would be most appreciated!

Thank you!
Anne Ruisi
Birmingham, AL


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Tel Aviv JFRA Programs April-May #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

Shalom!
JFRA announces its next two programs, both with lectures in English.
The Jewish Family Research Association (member, IAJGS) welcomes to
our Tel Aviv meetings all those interested in Jewish genealogy,
those resident in Israel as well as Genners who may be visiting
from other countries.
To speak at the FORUM on issues/resources, contact:
Tomer Brunner: <tomer@...>

Our next two programs will be in English.

Date: Sunday April 30 -- English lecture
Speaker: Rob SEALTIEL
Founding Member: European Federation
of Genealogical Societies, Shaltiel Family Association.
Topic: "A WWII "hidden" child in Holland:
The beginning of the search for my family"


Date: Tuesday, May 16 -- English special guest lecture
Speaker: Monica CARO
JGS Buenos Aires, Argentina
Topic: The Jews of Argentina, including the Jewish colonies
and Jewish "disappeared."


Location for both: Bet Hatefutsot/Museum of the Diaspora
Room 815 (lower level)
Tel Aviv University campus, Klausner Blvd.
Time for both: Forum, 6:45 pm; lecture, 7:30 pm.
Admission for both: JFRA members, NIS 10; others, NIS 15.

JFRA looks forward to welcoming you at our meetings.

For more information, contact:
President Aviva Neeman, 03-699-2813, <aneeman@...>, or
Schelly Talalay Dardashti, 03-699-4270 <dardasht@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Mt. Eden General Hospital #general

Carol Skydell <skydell@...>
 

Thanks to all the New Yorkers who responded that it was indeed in the
Bronx. After I posted the question, I had a sudden remission >from CRS and
remembered a Mt. Eden Avenue. I grew up in Pelham Parkway which was east
of the Grand Concourse and we lived in our own little enclave. <grin>
thanks to all once again
Carol Skydell
Laguna Woods CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Liverpool Passenger Lists #general

GRAMAW
 

Did I miss something? Are there lists of passengers who embarked in Liverpool?
What years? Where do I make contact for them? Unfortunately the Hamburg
lists didn't help me, but I know the grandparents stopped in Liverpool on
their way to New York. Lists would sure be nice..........Myra Shalet,
Leawood, KS

Searching: DRUBYCH, WINER, LEIBMAN, Uman, Ukraine; HOLZBERG, SHARK, Lithuania;
SHALET, GRATCH, Ukraine


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: a question for New Yorkers #general

klink <klink@...>
 

Dear Carol

Mt. Eden Hospital was on Mt. Eden Avenue off of the Grand Concourse in The
Bronx
Hope this helps.
Shelly Klink
Klink@...


Carol Skydell <skydell@...> wrote in message
news:3.0.32.20000426151048.01aecde0@......

Would anybody know in which borough Mt. Eden General Hospital was located
in the 1960's?
thanks
Carol Skydell
Laguna Woods, CA


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@... (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@...
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@... (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@...
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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will be not reach me. Please remove the "NOSPAM". Messages containing
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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
Jewishgen Tools, JOS Jewishgen Calculator, Jewish Calendar.


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@... (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@...
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

PLEASE NOTE: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this posting
will be not reach me. Please remove the "NOSPAM". Messages containing
HTML-formatted text will be deleted automatically, unread; if you want to
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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@... (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@...
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

PLEASE NOTE: Messages to the "From:" or "Reply to:" address of this posting
will be not reach me. Please remove the "NOSPAM". Messages containing
HTML-formatted text will be deleted automatically, unread; if you want to
write to me, send plain text only.


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
Jewishgen Tools, JOS Jewishgen Calculator, Jewish Calendar.


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@...