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Fw: ARDITTI - Meaning Of Sephardic Names #general

Nessim Arditi <narditi@...>
 

Hi

The results of my research on the meaning and story of surname Arditi, can
be found under http://www.netvision.net.il/php/arditi76

Shalom

Nessim Arditi
Santiago-Chile

The Sephardic surname ARDITTI (and its variant, ARDITI) refers to caves=
in Jordan. This information comes >from the data bases located at
Sephardim.com < http://www.sephardim.com >

Harry Stein


Kusiel #ukraine

jaron@...
 

My gf's name was Kusiel and on his headstone is Yekusiel (1868 to 1941). Upon
arrival in 1904 he used the name Carl. He was named after his father who died
shortly before my gf was born. My ggf shared this name with some cousins and I
believe there were others.

Michael L. Jaron
Pittsburgh, PA
jaron@telerama.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The responses for the source of this name have been very kind & have covered all the avenues. This thread is now closed.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: ARDITTI - Meaning Of Sephardic Names #general

Nessim Arditi <narditi@...>
 

Hi

The results of my research on the meaning and story of surname Arditi, can
be found under http://www.netvision.net.il/php/arditi76

Shalom

Nessim Arditi
Santiago-Chile

The Sephardic surname ARDITTI (and its variant, ARDITI) refers to caves=
in Jordan. This information comes >from the data bases located at
Sephardim.com < http://www.sephardim.com >

Harry Stein


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kusiel #ukraine

jaron@...
 

My gf's name was Kusiel and on his headstone is Yekusiel (1868 to 1941). Upon
arrival in 1904 he used the name Carl. He was named after his father who died
shortly before my gf was born. My ggf shared this name with some cousins and I
believe there were others.

Michael L. Jaron
Pittsburgh, PA
jaron@telerama.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The responses for the source of this name have been very kind & have covered all the avenues. This thread is now closed.


Re: Discussion Group Archives #general

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

All of the SIGs' messages ARE archived, and have been available to
>all for the last 4 years.
>
>Go to "The JewishGen SIG Lists message Archives" at
>http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
>
>Select "Latvia" where it says "Select SIG", and press
>"Start Search". You can view ALL of the messages that
>were ever posted to the Latvia SIG mailing list there.
>
>Arlene Beare
>Archival Representative for Latvia SIG

Thank you, Arlene!! Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
President, SIG Latvia


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Discussion Group Archives #latvia

Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

All of the SIGs' messages ARE archived, and have been available to
>all for the last 4 years.
>
>Go to "The JewishGen SIG Lists message Archives" at
>http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~sigspop
>
>Select "Latvia" where it says "Select SIG", and press
>"Start Search". You can view ALL of the messages that
>were ever posted to the Latvia SIG mailing list there.
>
>Arlene Beare
>Archival Representative for Latvia SIG

Thank you, Arlene!! Martha
--
Martha Levinson Lev-Zion, Ph.D.
President, SIG Latvia


Re: Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #galicia

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

You are describing a form of cats cradle. I had never heard of Pisha Peysha
except >from my cousin who told me it was a card game.
Ida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #general

Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

You are describing a form of cats cradle. I had never heard of Pisha Peysha
except >from my cousin who told me it was a card game.
Ida


Brest Litovsk articles #belarus

Eileen Price <eileen.price@...>
 

Dear SIG member,

In the Digest for Monday, February 17, there was a request for information
about Brest Litovsk.

I would suggest the following three articles that appeared in the On-line
Newsletter several years ago.

Brisk D'Lita: An Historical Review... by Avram Chani

A Town With Four Names: Recollections of life in Poland prior to WWII by Dr.
Samuel H. Chani

Brest Litovsk, an article >from the Jewish Encyclopedia.

Of course there are many more articles about this town, but I think this is
a good way to start.

Hope this helps.

Eileen Price
Denver, CO
eileen.price@worldnet.att.net


Belarus SIG #Belarus Brest Litovsk articles #belarus

Eileen Price <eileen.price@...>
 

Dear SIG member,

In the Digest for Monday, February 17, there was a request for information
about Brest Litovsk.

I would suggest the following three articles that appeared in the On-line
Newsletter several years ago.

Brisk D'Lita: An Historical Review... by Avram Chani

A Town With Four Names: Recollections of life in Poland prior to WWII by Dr.
Samuel H. Chani

Brest Litovsk, an article >from the Jewish Encyclopedia.

Of course there are many more articles about this town, but I think this is
a good way to start.

Hope this helps.

Eileen Price
Denver, CO
eileen.price@worldnet.att.net


Re: Appointment of Community Rabbis #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

On 2003.02.18, Avraham Heschel <bict@safeaccess.com> writes:

Whenever practical a son or son-in-law was chosen to succeed the
previous rabbi. The larger cities would often invite a rabbi >from a
smaller town. The smaller towns would often ask the leading rabbis
of the time to "recommend" a star disciple.
I understand, also, that some rabbis were "appointed" by the civil
authorities and were named in Hebrew "Rav mita`am" --"rabbi in
behalf of."

Can someone tell us more about this practice. Also, how did the
community rabbis differ >from the Av Bet Din (AB"D), literally
"Father [superior] of the House of Law [court for Jewish law]" who
had been regarded as the senior rabbi in Jewish communities as far
back as the early middle ages?

Thanks

Michael Bernet,
New York


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Appointment of Community Rabbis #rabbinic

MBernet@...
 

On 2003.02.18, Avraham Heschel <bict@safeaccess.com> writes:

Whenever practical a son or son-in-law was chosen to succeed the
previous rabbi. The larger cities would often invite a rabbi >from a
smaller town. The smaller towns would often ask the leading rabbis
of the time to "recommend" a star disciple.
I understand, also, that some rabbis were "appointed" by the civil
authorities and were named in Hebrew "Rav mita`am" --"rabbi in
behalf of."

Can someone tell us more about this practice. Also, how did the
community rabbis differ >from the Av Bet Din (AB"D), literally
"Father [superior] of the House of Law [court for Jewish law]" who
had been regarded as the senior rabbi in Jewish communities as far
back as the early middle ages?

Thanks

Michael Bernet,
New York


Name "IRAM"? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw@...>
 

Can anyone tell me what country the name IRAM might have originated?
Great-grandmother seems to have been named "Schewa Iram" - doesn't sound
very Polish to me, or Jewish, for that matter. Leslie


Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #general

Shirley Collier <shirley.collier@...>
 

Hi

I do remember this game although not as Pisha Paysha, although that name
does ring a bell. We called it Cat's Cradle and it was a real favourite.
I played it with my own children but I haven't seen anyone playing it since
then. I have no idea where it originated but I will now do my bit to keep
it alive and show the younger members in the family how to play.

Thanks for the memory.

Shirley
London England

BEARMAN/BERMAN (Piask, Lublin-London-New York-Philadelphia);
HARRIS/HARISCH (Sieratz-Hull-London); ROZAINSKY/WAPNASH
(Rozan/Czestochowa-Newcastle-London);
TRINKENREICH/TILLES(Tarnow/Krakow-Newcastle-London)


Re: Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #galicia

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@...>
 

Carole,
The game you mentioned is called in Israel "Savta Soreget" (Knitting
Grandmother) and I just showed it to my daughter last week. I think I know
about 7 shapes before you get into a loop of repeating shapes.

- Shlomo

The thread which dealt with the hand game of Yiddish
rhyming, pinching, and tickling brings to mind the game my
grandmother taught us called (phonetically), "pisha
paysha", in which a string is tied, creating a circle. The
circle is tautly placed outside both upright hands which
face each other. Without recalling exactly how, I
remember shapes being created >from the string with a
finger >from each hand, each player taking a turn creating
a new geometric shape while easing the string off the
previous player's hands onto his/her own.
<snip>


Re: Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #galicia

Debbie Raff
 

I thought that Pisha Paysha was a card game, which I played as a child. At
this point, I can't remember how it is played, but I thought it involved
cards and possibly pennies.

Are you referring to "String Figures" similar to the ones on this website,
perhaps? http://personal.riverusers.com/~busybee/main.htm

Debbie Raff
California
________


How does this relate to genealogy? I suspect this game
was known by different names which may identify the
geographic region in which it was played. "Pisha paysha"
was probably played in eastern Galicia, since my
grandmother came >from Drohobycz. If she learned it in her
childhood, then the game was played in the 1890s.
Do any other Genners recall this game? By what name did
you know it? >from what geographic region did those who
played it come?
<snip>


Re: Pisha Paysha #general

INGRID rockberger <ingridr@...>
 

I remember playing that game as a child in England - we called it 'cats'
cradle' - and I don't think it was only the Jewish kids who played it. I
wonder where it originated!

Ingrid Rockberger

Researching:
KONIARSKI - Zloczew, LAZEROVIJCZ-Lutotow, ROCHVERGER-Lowicz/Lodz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Name "IRAM"? #general

Leslie Weinberg <lbw@...>
 

Can anyone tell me what country the name IRAM might have originated?
Great-grandmother seems to have been named "Schewa Iram" - doesn't sound
very Polish to me, or Jewish, for that matter. Leslie


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #general

Shirley Collier <shirley.collier@...>
 

Hi

I do remember this game although not as Pisha Paysha, although that name
does ring a bell. We called it Cat's Cradle and it was a real favourite.
I played it with my own children but I haven't seen anyone playing it since
then. I have no idea where it originated but I will now do my bit to keep
it alive and show the younger members in the family how to play.

Thanks for the memory.

Shirley
London England

BEARMAN/BERMAN (Piask, Lublin-London-New York-Philadelphia);
HARRIS/HARISCH (Sieratz-Hull-London); ROZAINSKY/WAPNASH
(Rozan/Czestochowa-Newcastle-London);
TRINKENREICH/TILLES(Tarnow/Krakow-Newcastle-London)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Pisha Paysha Hand Game Remembered #general

Shlomo Wygodny <wygodny@...>
 

Carole,
The game you mentioned is called in Israel "Savta Soreget" (Knitting
Grandmother) and I just showed it to my daughter last week. I think I know
about 7 shapes before you get into a loop of repeating shapes.

- Shlomo

The thread which dealt with the hand game of Yiddish
rhyming, pinching, and tickling brings to mind the game my
grandmother taught us called (phonetically), "pisha
paysha", in which a string is tied, creating a circle. The
circle is tautly placed outside both upright hands which
face each other. Without recalling exactly how, I
remember shapes being created >from the string with a
finger >from each hand, each player taking a turn creating
a new geometric shape while easing the string off the
previous player's hands onto his/her own.
<snip>