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Re: Superstitions #unitedkingdom

Peter Glass <monad1@...>
 

We weren't a very superstitious lot and the only one I know >from our family
was the bed facing door one but I'm not entirely convinced this a
particularly Jewish custom; I rather thought it was a general custom so I
did a few quick online searches.

This wasn't on a British superstitions database but it did appear as
possible bad Feng Shui on one page and also in an 1886 source on old New
Orleans superstitions though specifically pointing at an external door to
the outside. Either way, that's a pretty wide spread for this fear and
clearly each custom needs to be researched quite carefully.

~ Peter Glass, London ~

=

At 12:53 01/08/06 +0300, Nachum wrote:
>
I'd like to comment on the facing the door. This is not merely a
superstition, rather it is based on a custom. When a person dies, he
is placed on the floor with his feet facing the door, until the body
is removed. Therefore, it is customary not to face the door, feet
first.

<end quote |


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re:Superstitions #unitedkingdom

Peter Glass <monad1@...>
 

We weren't a very superstitious lot and the only one I know >from our family
was the bed facing door one but I'm not entirely convinced this a
particularly Jewish custom; I rather thought it was a general custom so I
did a few quick online searches.

This wasn't on a British superstitions database but it did appear as
possible bad Feng Shui on one page and also in an 1886 source on old New
Orleans superstitions though specifically pointing at an external door to
the outside. Either way, that's a pretty wide spread for this fear and
clearly each custom needs to be researched quite carefully.

~ Peter Glass, London ~

=

At 12:53 01/08/06 +0300, Nachum wrote:
>
I'd like to comment on the facing the door. This is not merely a
superstition, rather it is based on a custom. When a person dies, he
is placed on the floor with his feet facing the door, until the body
is removed. Therefore, it is customary not to face the door, feet
first.

<end quote |


Searching LERMAN (wine merchant) and LUTSKER (hardware) in Chechelnik,UKr #general

Moysh <mhorwitz@...>
 

For any researchers in the Balta area of Ukraine, a friend is searching
for the names LERMAN and LUTSKER >from 1880 to 1910 in
Chechelnik,possibly Odessa or Kamenets-Podolsk to where some members of
the family moved. Martin Horwitz


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching LERMAN (wine merchant) and LUTSKER (hardware) in Chechelnik,UKr #general

Moysh <mhorwitz@...>
 

For any researchers in the Balta area of Ukraine, a friend is searching
for the names LERMAN and LUTSKER >from 1880 to 1910 in
Chechelnik,possibly Odessa or Kamenets-Podolsk to where some members of
the family moved. Martin Horwitz


Searching for Petje SCHROEDER, Polish researcher #general

bgephart@...
 

More than a year ago, I had some research done by Petje Schroeder in Poland.
She found some records and e-mailed transcripts, but never sent me the
photocopies that were promised or results of further research that was to be
done. Now I cannot reach her by e-mail at all. Does anyone have a current
e-mail address for her, or know of her whereabouts?

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for Petje SCHROEDER, Polish researcher #general

bgephart@...
 

More than a year ago, I had some research done by Petje Schroeder in Poland.
She found some records and e-mailed transcripts, but never sent me the
photocopies that were promised or results of further research that was to be
done. Now I cannot reach her by e-mail at all. Does anyone have a current
e-mail address for her, or know of her whereabouts?

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net


Winkler family #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am researching the Winkler family and want to know if anyone knows the
ancestry of the actor Henry Winkler.
There was a Winkler family which was of rabbinic ancestry and my interest
stems >from my research for the genealogy advisory committee of Davidic
Dynasty.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Winkler family #general

Chaim freedman
 

I am researching the Winkler family and want to know if anyone knows the
ancestry of the actor Henry Winkler.
There was a Winkler family which was of rabbinic ancestry and my interest
stems >from my research for the genealogy advisory committee of Davidic
Dynasty.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
chaimjan@zahav.net.il

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R' Simcha Bunim of Pshischa #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner <tomerbr@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm trying to help a relative finding the exact relation to his
ancestor Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Pshischa (1767-1827).

My relative is >from the ZUSSMAN family of Staszow (Poland) and knows
only up to his grandfather's generation.

Any information or sources about R' Simcha Bunim's descendants will
be most appreciated.

Thanks and best regards,
Tomer Brunner, Israel

p.s. Pshischa is Przysucha (Poland)


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' Simcha Bunim of Pshischa #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner <tomerbr@...>
 

Shalom,

I'm trying to help a relative finding the exact relation to his
ancestor Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Pshischa (1767-1827).

My relative is >from the ZUSSMAN family of Staszow (Poland) and knows
only up to his grandfather's generation.

Any information or sources about R' Simcha Bunim's descendants will
be most appreciated.

Thanks and best regards,
Tomer Brunner, Israel

p.s. Pshischa is Przysucha (Poland)


Wurzburger Rabbis Abraham BING & Isaac Seligman BAMBERGER #rabbinic

Yosaif Dubovick <ymd000@...>
 

On 7/28/06, MBernet@aol.com <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

Rabbi Zvi BAMBERGER, great-grandson of the late Rabbi Isaac Seligman
Halevi BAMBERGER has just completed a second volume of studies,
commentaries and responsa by his ancestor, and by Rabbi Abraham BING,
his predecessor as Rabbi of Wurzburg and director of its Yeshiva.
It's my understanding that the book was published almost a year ago
(I purchased my copy here in Israel about 4 months ago at least).
There are 68 pages of letters in the back genners might find
helpful, as well as slight biographical/bibliographical material
before each section. 573 pages including the table of contents.

While it's on topic, the *first* volume has 78 pages of biographical
notes on the Rav, although I can't vouch for the availability of the
book. There was also an article in Sinai (vol. 84, pg. 61-71) by
Prof. Mordechai Eliav 'HaRav Yitzchak Dov HaLevi Bamberger - The
Man and His Era'. I suppose an article by N. Bar-Giora (Bamberger)
(Sinai, vol. 94) in regards to the prayer the Wurzburger Rav wrote
in response to the edict by the German govt. not allowing more than
one marriage per household would be of interest. It explains why
familes were broken by siblings being sent away to marry, or young
marriages ect. in order to avoid the edict.

I hope the next step is to reprint the Responsa of The Wurzburger
Rav (Yad HaLevi)

Best Wishes,
Rabbi Yosaif M. Dubovick
Betar Illit, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Wurzburger Rabbis Abraham BING & Isaac Seligman BAMBERGER #rabbinic

Yosaif Dubovick <ymd000@...>
 

On 7/28/06, MBernet@aol.com <MBernet@aol.com> wrote:

Rabbi Zvi BAMBERGER, great-grandson of the late Rabbi Isaac Seligman
Halevi BAMBERGER has just completed a second volume of studies,
commentaries and responsa by his ancestor, and by Rabbi Abraham BING,
his predecessor as Rabbi of Wurzburg and director of its Yeshiva.
It's my understanding that the book was published almost a year ago
(I purchased my copy here in Israel about 4 months ago at least).
There are 68 pages of letters in the back genners might find
helpful, as well as slight biographical/bibliographical material
before each section. 573 pages including the table of contents.

While it's on topic, the *first* volume has 78 pages of biographical
notes on the Rav, although I can't vouch for the availability of the
book. There was also an article in Sinai (vol. 84, pg. 61-71) by
Prof. Mordechai Eliav 'HaRav Yitzchak Dov HaLevi Bamberger - The
Man and His Era'. I suppose an article by N. Bar-Giora (Bamberger)
(Sinai, vol. 94) in regards to the prayer the Wurzburger Rav wrote
in response to the edict by the German govt. not allowing more than
one marriage per household would be of interest. It explains why
familes were broken by siblings being sent away to marry, or young
marriages ect. in order to avoid the edict.

I hope the next step is to reprint the Responsa of The Wurzburger
Rav (Yad HaLevi)

Best Wishes,
Rabbi Yosaif M. Dubovick
Betar Illit, Israel


Rabbis SHAPIRO #rabbinic

Karen Block <klblock@...>
 

I've just begun researching the SHAPIRO line of my tree, and believe
there are a number of rabbis, including Baruch SHAPIRO (b. 1830s),
Shiah Osieja SHAPIRO (b.early 1800s), and Yosele SHAPIRO (b. 1755).
I believe they are >from the Bialystock region, but also have some
information that indicates Yosele SHAPIRO was a prominent figure in
Augustow. Any help on where to turn for more research on Rabbi
SHAPIROs is appreciated.

Karen Block


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbis SHAPIRO #rabbinic

Karen Block <klblock@...>
 

I've just begun researching the SHAPIRO line of my tree, and believe
there are a number of rabbis, including Baruch SHAPIRO (b. 1830s),
Shiah Osieja SHAPIRO (b.early 1800s), and Yosele SHAPIRO (b. 1755).
I believe they are >from the Bialystock region, but also have some
information that indicates Yosele SHAPIRO was a prominent figure in
Augustow. Any help on where to turn for more research on Rabbi
SHAPIROs is appreciated.

Karen Block


Re: Johannesburg Cemetery Photograph #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

Jane - Hi !
West Park Cemetery - the current Jewish cemetery was opened approx 1942.
1936 should be Braamfontein, unless he was buried in Brixton in which were
buried then only people who had bought plots previously.

Jules Feldman,
Yizreel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Moulding" <jane.moulding@btinternet.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 1:43 PM
Subject: [safrica] Johannesburg Cemetery Photograph



Dear South African Genners

I wonder whether there is a kind person in Jo'burg who would be willing to
photograph my grandmother's headstone in West Park I Cemetery. Her name
is
Julia Rubinstein and she is buried in Plot B 1012. She died on 9th
February
1955, aged 87. I have had no luck in tracing where my grandfather, Max
Rubinstein, is buried. He died on 6th September either 1935 or 1936 at 49
First Avenue, Lower Houghton but I can find no record of his burial. I
assume though that he was probably buried in the same cemetery.

Any help that you can give would be much appreciated.

Jane Moulding
Bucks, UK


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Johannesburg Cemetery Photograph #southafrica

Jules Feldman
 

Jane - Hi !
West Park Cemetery - the current Jewish cemetery was opened approx 1942.
1936 should be Braamfontein, unless he was buried in Brixton in which were
buried then only people who had bought plots previously.

Jules Feldman,
Yizreel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Moulding" <jane.moulding@btinternet.com>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 1:43 PM
Subject: [safrica] Johannesburg Cemetery Photograph



Dear South African Genners

I wonder whether there is a kind person in Jo'burg who would be willing to
photograph my grandmother's headstone in West Park I Cemetery. Her name
is
Julia Rubinstein and she is buried in Plot B 1012. She died on 9th
February
1955, aged 87. I have had no luck in tracing where my grandfather, Max
Rubinstein, is buried. He died on 6th September either 1935 or 1936 at 49
First Avenue, Lower Houghton but I can find no record of his burial. I
assume though that he was probably buried in the same cemetery.

Any help that you can give would be much appreciated.

Jane Moulding
Bucks, UK


Re: Lithuania Related Films at NY Conference #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

The IAJGS conference is screening two excellent films with Lithuanian
themes: "My Grandfather's House" and "Kupishok: Unto Each Name a Person."
These films will be shown in the fourth floor Ziegfield Room.

MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE: THE JOURNEY HOME
This personal documentary, follows filmmaker Eileen Douglas's determined
search to find her grandfather's house in Lithuania, the home he lived in
and left behind in 1911 when he fled, at 16, >from Kovno to America to
escape the Tsar's Army. Four decades after his death, with only fragments
to guide the way, the documentary is Douglas 's attempt to lift the veil
of darkness and discover "where it all began."

Traveling >from New York City, to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, to her mother's attic in Syracuse, to the homes of relatives
and, finally, to the block in Kovno where her grandfather once lived, along
the way she unexpectedly unlocks the mystery of stories he never told,
discovers the fate of family members lost in the war, learns of the glory
that once was Lithuanian Jewry, finds living relatives missing for years
in Siberia, and resurrects a family shattered by the traumas of the 20th
Century.

The documentary weaves together original footage, old family photographs,
archival records, translations of old Yiddish letters, archival film footage,
family reminiscences, interviews, conversations, and music scored to evoke
a vanished era. Produced by Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman, Directed by
Ron Steinman.

Monday, August 14th - 8:30PM and Thursday, August 17th - 2:30PM - Both
screenings will be with the filmmakers Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas

KUPISHOK; UNTO EACH NAME A PERSON
In the aftermath of World War II, Christian midwives in Kupiskis, a small
Lithuanian shtetl (village) that was called Kupishok by its Jews, compiled
a list of the Jews of the town that were murdered by the German Nazis and
their Lithuanian accomplices in the summer of 1941. All of the Jewish men,
women and children in the town were herded into a makeshift ghetto and
then marched to a cemetery reserved for atheists, where they were shot
and buried in unmarked pits. The midwives' list of more than 800 precious
names was a secret Mitzvah (good deed) until the Soviets left Lithuania in
the early 1990s and a small numbers of survivors and descendants of the
town's Jews were allowed to visit the town.

On July 13, 2004, more than 50 survivors and descendants of the Jews of
Kupishok, ages 9 to 86, now living in the United States, Israel, the UK,
Denmark, South Africa and Australia, returned to the
town to dedicate a magnificent Wall of Memory, designed and constructed in
Washington, D.C. Unlike most other Holocaust memorials in Europe, the Wall
of Memory is not in a killing field or cemetery: it is in the center of
town, where ordinary citizens, particularly children, see its vital and
unforgettable message, portrayed in Lithuanian, Hebrew and English.
Co-produced by Ian Rogow and Alec Meyer.

Thursday, August 17th - 9:30AM

Several people involved in the 2004 trip to Kupishok and the making of this
film will be in attendance.

Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman will also be panelists on the "Visual
Storytelling" panel on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30PM.

Order forms for "My Grandfather's House" will be available in the Ziegfeld
screening room.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS Conference Film Co-Cordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Eileen Douglas will also be the speaker at the LitvakSIG
luncheon on Tuesday, August 15.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Lithuania Related Films at NY Conference #lithuania

SoniaHoff1@...
 

The IAJGS conference is screening two excellent films with Lithuanian
themes: "My Grandfather's House" and "Kupishok: Unto Each Name a Person."
These films will be shown in the fourth floor Ziegfield Room.

MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE: THE JOURNEY HOME
This personal documentary, follows filmmaker Eileen Douglas's determined
search to find her grandfather's house in Lithuania, the home he lived in
and left behind in 1911 when he fled, at 16, >from Kovno to America to
escape the Tsar's Army. Four decades after his death, with only fragments
to guide the way, the documentary is Douglas 's attempt to lift the veil
of darkness and discover "where it all began."

Traveling >from New York City, to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, to her mother's attic in Syracuse, to the homes of relatives
and, finally, to the block in Kovno where her grandfather once lived, along
the way she unexpectedly unlocks the mystery of stories he never told,
discovers the fate of family members lost in the war, learns of the glory
that once was Lithuanian Jewry, finds living relatives missing for years
in Siberia, and resurrects a family shattered by the traumas of the 20th
Century.

The documentary weaves together original footage, old family photographs,
archival records, translations of old Yiddish letters, archival film footage,
family reminiscences, interviews, conversations, and music scored to evoke
a vanished era. Produced by Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman, Directed by
Ron Steinman.

Monday, August 14th - 8:30PM and Thursday, August 17th - 2:30PM - Both
screenings will be with the filmmakers Ron Steinman and Eileen Douglas

KUPISHOK; UNTO EACH NAME A PERSON
In the aftermath of World War II, Christian midwives in Kupiskis, a small
Lithuanian shtetl (village) that was called Kupishok by its Jews, compiled
a list of the Jews of the town that were murdered by the German Nazis and
their Lithuanian accomplices in the summer of 1941. All of the Jewish men,
women and children in the town were herded into a makeshift ghetto and
then marched to a cemetery reserved for atheists, where they were shot
and buried in unmarked pits. The midwives' list of more than 800 precious
names was a secret Mitzvah (good deed) until the Soviets left Lithuania in
the early 1990s and a small numbers of survivors and descendants of the
town's Jews were allowed to visit the town.

On July 13, 2004, more than 50 survivors and descendants of the Jews of
Kupishok, ages 9 to 86, now living in the United States, Israel, the UK,
Denmark, South Africa and Australia, returned to the
town to dedicate a magnificent Wall of Memory, designed and constructed in
Washington, D.C. Unlike most other Holocaust memorials in Europe, the Wall
of Memory is not in a killing field or cemetery: it is in the center of
town, where ordinary citizens, particularly children, see its vital and
unforgettable message, portrayed in Lithuanian, Hebrew and English.
Co-produced by Ian Rogow and Alec Meyer.

Thursday, August 17th - 9:30AM

Several people involved in the 2004 trip to Kupishok and the making of this
film will be in attendance.

Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman will also be panelists on the "Visual
Storytelling" panel on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:30PM.

Order forms for "My Grandfather's House" will be available in the Ziegfeld
screening room.

Pamela Weisberger
IAJGS Conference Film Co-Cordinator
pweisberger@hotmail.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Eileen Douglas will also be the speaker at the LitvakSIG
luncheon on Tuesday, August 15.


writing letter in Polish #poland

gerischlen@...
 

This is my second attempt to get a short letter translated into Polish
and I hope someone can help me. I need to request Polish Army records and
see if there are any records for my father. Can someone translate this
into Polish?

"Dear Sir, I understand I can request any Polish Army records that are
available for my father, Wladyslaw JARON, born Feb. 14. 1907 in Ruda
Talubska, Garvolin, Poland. He left Poland sometime around 1938 and
died in the US in 1952. If there are any records, please send them
to me at: ______ . I can pay any cost for these copies."

Thanks, Geri Jaron Schlenoff
Baltimore MD
Searching:
JARON - Ruda Talubska, Garvolin Poland

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JRI Poland #Poland writing letter in Polish #poland

gerischlen@...
 

This is my second attempt to get a short letter translated into Polish
and I hope someone can help me. I need to request Polish Army records and
see if there are any records for my father. Can someone translate this
into Polish?

"Dear Sir, I understand I can request any Polish Army records that are
available for my father, Wladyslaw JARON, born Feb. 14. 1907 in Ruda
Talubska, Garvolin, Poland. He left Poland sometime around 1938 and
died in the US in 1952. If there are any records, please send them
to me at: ______ . I can pay any cost for these copies."

Thanks, Geri Jaron Schlenoff
Baltimore MD
Searching:
JARON - Ruda Talubska, Garvolin Poland

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