Date   

USA/Canada Border crossing for IAGS #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Group,

Not to beat the proverbial "dead horse" but...........A travel agent
indicated that at some US / Border crossings married women may have a
problem. Birth Certificates show maiden name and driver license or other
current photo ID shows married name. It was suggested that a copy of
marriage license / application should also be available just in case.....

This Canadian Travel site <A
HREF="http://www.travelcanada.ca/travelcanada/app/travelArticle.do?catId=51">
Travelling to Canada - Essentials</A> deals with requirements for both US
citizens and those coming >from foreign (other than US) countries.

Also the US Federal Information Service told me that some, but not all,
transportation carriers require a passport. I was advised to chick with
my carrier.



Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


Re: USA/Canada Border crossing for IAGS #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

A Gloger <agloger@...> wrote:

QUESTION: What is acceptable for a 2nd photo ID if one only has a
driver's license? Some of us are "mobiley challenged" and do not have a
Passport.
I did not think that US citizens needed more than a certified birth
certificate and some other form of identification. It's been a long time
since I crossed the US/Canadian border.
Things changed on Sept. 11. You really should have a passport (more to
get you back into the US than to get you into Canada).

Robert Israel israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JFRA ISRAEL: Petah Tikvah July 4 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

The Jewish Family Research Association's newest branch in Petah Tikva
will hold its next meeting at 8 pm Thursday, July 4.

An open discussion, "What do we need to know?" will focus on an exchange
of research goals and how to achieve them.

The meeting will be held at the home of Gilda Kurtzman.

For the address, directions and for reservations (essential), contact
Gilda, 03-XXX-XXXX <gildak@...>, or Petah Tikva chair Susan
Edel, 03-XXX-XXX <susan@...>.

Best wishes,
See you in Toronto.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Telephone numbers have been earased in accordance with
Jewishgen policy.


Sharsheret Hadorot #general

Yocheved Klausner
 

Subject: June issue of Sharsheret Hadorot

The June issue of Sharsheret Hadorot, the journal of the IGS (Israel
Genealogical Society) will be out shortly. Not infrequently, genealogical
search begins with some small item: a letter >from years ago, a chance
meeting, a notice in the newspaper or some dim childhood memory. Two
articles in this issue describe searches that began in such a way. Other
articles deal with different aspects of history: the history of the Jews of
Peru, the Jewish history of an ancestral town in Poland, a dark chapter in
the history of the town of Ivye during World War II and an article
describing Hasidism, its rabbis and its dynastic courts. Our regular
features include a book review and the reviews of foreign language journals.

There will be a change in the numbering of the issues of Sharsheret
Hadorot.
Starting in 2003, the numbering will follow the secular calendar instead of
the Hebrew calendar. Therefore, issue one of Volume 17 will appear in
February 2003. The issue of November 2002 will have the number 16-4.

Visit our Web site at www.isragen.org.il where among other things you can
find the list of articles published in previous issues.

Yocheved Klausner, Editor
Sharsheret Hadorot,
The Journal of the Israel Genealogical Society

Join the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and receive our Journal
"Sharsheret Hadorot"
Visit the IGS website www.isragen.org.il


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen USA/Canada Border crossing for IAGS #general

Adelle Gloger
 

Dear Group,

Not to beat the proverbial "dead horse" but...........A travel agent
indicated that at some US / Border crossings married women may have a
problem. Birth Certificates show maiden name and driver license or other
current photo ID shows married name. It was suggested that a copy of
marriage license / application should also be available just in case.....

This Canadian Travel site <A
HREF="http://www.travelcanada.ca/travelcanada/app/travelArticle.do?catId=51">
Travelling to Canada - Essentials</A> deals with requirements for both US
citizens and those coming >from foreign (other than US) countries.

Also the US Federal Information Service told me that some, but not all,
transportation carriers require a passport. I was advised to chick with
my carrier.



Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio
agloger@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: USA/Canada Border crossing for IAGS #general

Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

A Gloger <agloger@...> wrote:

QUESTION: What is acceptable for a 2nd photo ID if one only has a
driver's license? Some of us are "mobiley challenged" and do not have a
Passport.
I did not think that US citizens needed more than a certified birth
certificate and some other form of identification. It's been a long time
since I crossed the US/Canadian border.
Things changed on Sept. 11. You really should have a passport (more to
get you back into the US than to get you into Canada).

Robert Israel israel@...
Vancouver, BC, Canada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JFRA ISRAEL: Petah Tikvah July 4 #general

Schelly Dardashti <dardasht@...>
 

The Jewish Family Research Association's newest branch in Petah Tikva
will hold its next meeting at 8 pm Thursday, July 4.

An open discussion, "What do we need to know?" will focus on an exchange
of research goals and how to achieve them.

The meeting will be held at the home of Gilda Kurtzman.

For the address, directions and for reservations (essential), contact
Gilda, 03-XXX-XXXX <gildak@...>, or Petah Tikva chair Susan
Edel, 03-XXX-XXX <susan@...>.

Best wishes,
See you in Toronto.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti
JFRA Israel
dardasht@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Telephone numbers have been earased in accordance with
Jewishgen policy.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Sharsheret Hadorot #general

Yocheved Klausner
 

Subject: June issue of Sharsheret Hadorot

The June issue of Sharsheret Hadorot, the journal of the IGS (Israel
Genealogical Society) will be out shortly. Not infrequently, genealogical
search begins with some small item: a letter >from years ago, a chance
meeting, a notice in the newspaper or some dim childhood memory. Two
articles in this issue describe searches that began in such a way. Other
articles deal with different aspects of history: the history of the Jews of
Peru, the Jewish history of an ancestral town in Poland, a dark chapter in
the history of the town of Ivye during World War II and an article
describing Hasidism, its rabbis and its dynastic courts. Our regular
features include a book review and the reviews of foreign language journals.

There will be a change in the numbering of the issues of Sharsheret
Hadorot.
Starting in 2003, the numbering will follow the secular calendar instead of
the Hebrew calendar. Therefore, issue one of Volume 17 will appear in
February 2003. The issue of November 2002 will have the number 16-4.

Visit our Web site at www.isragen.org.il where among other things you can
find the list of articles published in previous issues.

Yocheved Klausner, Editor
Sharsheret Hadorot,
The Journal of the Israel Genealogical Society

Join the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and receive our Journal
"Sharsheret Hadorot"
Visit the IGS website www.isragen.org.il


Re: Hebrew? (Aleppo, present-day Syria) #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/27/2002 2:29:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dkazez@... writes:

<< I have a collection of 19th-century Jewish community documents >from
Aleppo (present-day Syria), including many marriages--all on microfilm.

I need to make an inventory of what I have. I suspect (or at least worry)
that the writing in these Aleppo documents is sufficiently unusual that no
one will be able to read any of this.
>>
Do you own the copyright to these films? If not, perhaps the present
custodian and copyright holder may already have inventoried them--perhaps
even the Mormon Church.

If these documents are not copyrighted, you might do well to contact an
appropriate organization who might be happy to give an opinion and even
help you with the work. Try Jewish Museum, World Sefardi Organization,
Ben Zvi Institute, Archives of the History of the Jewish People, or the
Safra Cultural Center in Brooklyn, which today home of the largest
community of Aleppo Jews.

Also post your request on jewishgen's affiliated Sefardisig.

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@...>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Hebrew? (Aleppo, present-day Syria) #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 6/27/2002 2:29:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dkazez@... writes:

<< I have a collection of 19th-century Jewish community documents >from
Aleppo (present-day Syria), including many marriages--all on microfilm.

I need to make an inventory of what I have. I suspect (or at least worry)
that the writing in these Aleppo documents is sufficiently unusual that no
one will be able to read any of this.
>>
Do you own the copyright to these films? If not, perhaps the present
custodian and copyright holder may already have inventoried them--perhaps
even the Mormon Church.

If these documents are not copyrighted, you might do well to contact an
appropriate organization who might be happy to give an opinion and even
help you with the work. Try Jewish Museum, World Sefardi Organization,
Ben Zvi Institute, Archives of the History of the Jewish People, or the
Safra Cultural Center in Brooklyn, which today home of the largest
community of Aleppo Jews.

Also post your request on jewishgen's affiliated Sefardisig.

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@...>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina);
BERNET, BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER


Re: NOVOHRAD-VOLYNS'KYY in Vilna Gubernia? #lithuania

Kovitz, Sonia <Sonia.Kovitz@...>
 

Jeff Miller is correct that the town is in the Volhynia
district in the western Ukraine. The spelling used by your
source also shows it is Ukrainian (Novohrad instead of
Novograd). Here on JewishGen there's a Yizkor book page
for this town with slightly different coordinates >from the
ones given by Rabbi Gary Gans (50 36/ 27 37). Volhynia:
"one of the oldest Slavic settlements in Europe, it derived
its name >from the extinct city of Volyn or Velyn, said to
have stood on the Western Bug."
________________________________________
Translation of Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk
Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy
(Ukraine)
50 07' / 27 31'
Translation of Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk
Edited by: A. Ori, M. Bone
Published by the Association of former residents of Zvhil
and surroundings, 1962 (H,Y,E)
Project Coordinator
Audrey Sedita

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Since it has been established that the town in question is in Ukraine, not Lithuania, this thread is ended.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania RE: NOVOHRAD-VOLYNS'KYY in Vilna Gubernia? #lithuania

Kovitz, Sonia <Sonia.Kovitz@...>
 

Jeff Miller is correct that the town is in the Volhynia
district in the western Ukraine. The spelling used by your
source also shows it is Ukrainian (Novohrad instead of
Novograd). Here on JewishGen there's a Yizkor book page
for this town with slightly different coordinates >from the
ones given by Rabbi Gary Gans (50 36/ 27 37). Volhynia:
"one of the oldest Slavic settlements in Europe, it derived
its name >from the extinct city of Volyn or Velyn, said to
have stood on the Western Bug."
________________________________________
Translation of Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk
Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy
(Ukraine)
50 07' / 27 31'
Translation of Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk
Edited by: A. Ori, M. Bone
Published by the Association of former residents of Zvhil
and surroundings, 1962 (H,Y,E)
Project Coordinator
Audrey Sedita

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Since it has been established that the town in question is in Ukraine, not Lithuania, this thread is ended.


Litvak search #lithuania

Ivysimoff@...
 

I recently received a reply >from the Lithuanian State Historical Archives
which I do not fully understand; "We can make copies or give you a full
translation of the records we shall find. The payment of one record with
translation into English is USD $18. The payment of the full translation
without a copy is $13 per record...." I want a complete
story---will I get it at $13? What is the difference?

SHAPIRO, SAMUEL, Vilkomer
YOCHEL, JOCHEL, CHAIM, PANEVYZ

ivysimoff@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The translation is the same, whether one pays $13 or $18. For the additional $5, one receives a copy of the document itself.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Litvak search #lithuania

Ivysimoff@...
 

I recently received a reply >from the Lithuanian State Historical Archives
which I do not fully understand; "We can make copies or give you a full
translation of the records we shall find. The payment of one record with
translation into English is USD $18. The payment of the full translation
without a copy is $13 per record...." I want a complete
story---will I get it at $13? What is the difference?

SHAPIRO, SAMUEL, Vilkomer
YOCHEL, JOCHEL, CHAIM, PANEVYZ

ivysimoff@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The translation is the same, whether one pays $13 or $18. For the additional $5, one receives a copy of the document itself.


Re: Need spelling that FHL in SLC uses for online search of records #galicia

Jrbaston
 

A number of queries come into the Litvak SIG Discussion
Group about the current spelling of towns in Lithuania.
Just yesterday, Diane Jacobs asked for the spelling of
two Lithuanian towns in the Family History Library online
catalog.

There are two important tables that contain the spelling
of Lithuanian towns which researchers should check as a first
step. I suggest that even if you don't think you need them
right now, bookmark these URLs for future reference.



The first, and more comprehensive, is LitvakSIG's
Shtetl/Uezd/Gubernia table, which you can find at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/sug.htm> This table
gives the current Lithuanian name of a town, along with
older names, including some Yiddish ones.

The second URL to bookmark is the up to date index of
Lithuanian towns for which there are Jewish microfilms
in the Family History Center. This will give the town
name and microfilm numbers. In some cases, even though
the film exists, and is in this index, it is not available yet
in the Family History Library online catalog.
This index can be found at:
<//www.jewishgen.org/databases/fhlc/VilnaMicrofilmsIndex.htm >

Judy Baston, Moderator
LitvakSIG Discussion Group


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Need spelling that FHL in SLC uses for online search of records #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

A number of queries come into the Litvak SIG Discussion
Group about the current spelling of towns in Lithuania.
Just yesterday, Diane Jacobs asked for the spelling of
two Lithuanian towns in the Family History Library online
catalog.

There are two important tables that contain the spelling
of Lithuanian towns which researchers should check as a first
step. I suggest that even if you don't think you need them
right now, bookmark these URLs for future reference.



The first, and more comprehensive, is LitvakSIG's
Shtetl/Uezd/Gubernia table, which you can find at:
<http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/sug.htm> This table
gives the current Lithuanian name of a town, along with
older names, including some Yiddish ones.

The second URL to bookmark is the up to date index of
Lithuanian towns for which there are Jewish microfilms
in the Family History Center. This will give the town
name and microfilm numbers. In some cases, even though
the film exists, and is in this index, it is not available yet
in the Family History Library online catalog.
This index can be found at:
<//www.jewishgen.org/databases/fhlc/VilnaMicrofilmsIndex.htm >

Judy Baston, Moderator
LitvakSIG Discussion Group


Vilna Ghetto- Spiritual Resistance by Rahel Kostanian #lithuania

shaul <shaul@...>
 

I have just received a copy of Rachel Kostanian-Danzig's 'Spiritual
Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto' . The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum:
Vilnius, 2002 isbn9986-9387-2-4. pp. 134.

This is an outstanding book, produced to a very high design and typographic standard. It describes the process of how the intellectual leaders of the ghetto, despite the enormous pressures of trying to exist in the ghetto, managed to resist dehumanisation as far as possible.

There is a short historical background to the ghetto establishment and the
Holocaust in Lithuania. There is a section dealing with armed resistance.

But the main emphasis is on how the day to day activities in the ghetto
were structured in such a way that people kept up hope and dignity.

A section dealing with culture in the ghetto- the music school, the
teachers, the ordinary school festivals, and the process of education that
carried on daily.

Another part deals with health care, how a hospital was maintained, the
scientific work, health education, school healthcare, outpatient clinic and the 'Sanitary-Epidemiological' department .

general Cultural activities in the form of a reading hall, a library
(over a hundred thousand books were lent out during the period of the ghetto), the museum and the archives.

The various cultural associations in the ghetto, a Literary and Artists
Union, art exhibitions and the Workers auditorium are described.

The range of concerts, other performances and theatre in the ghetto.

The youth Club, and various sporting activities.

Social Welfare departments and Religious activities are described.

from the genealogical aspect there is a good index of approximately 300
names of people who were involved in these activities. Most of these did
not survive.

The book is very well illustrated with some original artworks eg by Samuel
Bak, that are reproduced to a very high quality.

At $16 this is a very reasonable price for a high quality book.


Saul Issroff
Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project
London and Jerusalem

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The address of the museum is The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, Pamenkalnio 12, LT-2100, Vilnius, Lithuania.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilna Ghetto- Spiritual Resistance by Rahel Kostanian #lithuania

shaul <shaul@...>
 

I have just received a copy of Rachel Kostanian-Danzig's 'Spiritual
Resistance in the Vilna Ghetto' . The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum:
Vilnius, 2002 isbn9986-9387-2-4. pp. 134.

This is an outstanding book, produced to a very high design and typographic standard. It describes the process of how the intellectual leaders of the ghetto, despite the enormous pressures of trying to exist in the ghetto, managed to resist dehumanisation as far as possible.

There is a short historical background to the ghetto establishment and the
Holocaust in Lithuania. There is a section dealing with armed resistance.

But the main emphasis is on how the day to day activities in the ghetto
were structured in such a way that people kept up hope and dignity.

A section dealing with culture in the ghetto- the music school, the
teachers, the ordinary school festivals, and the process of education that
carried on daily.

Another part deals with health care, how a hospital was maintained, the
scientific work, health education, school healthcare, outpatient clinic and the 'Sanitary-Epidemiological' department .

general Cultural activities in the form of a reading hall, a library
(over a hundred thousand books were lent out during the period of the ghetto), the museum and the archives.

The various cultural associations in the ghetto, a Literary and Artists
Union, art exhibitions and the Workers auditorium are described.

The range of concerts, other performances and theatre in the ghetto.

The youth Club, and various sporting activities.

Social Welfare departments and Religious activities are described.

from the genealogical aspect there is a good index of approximately 300
names of people who were involved in these activities. Most of these did
not survive.

The book is very well illustrated with some original artworks eg by Samuel
Bak, that are reproduced to a very high quality.

At $16 this is a very reasonable price for a high quality book.


Saul Issroff
Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project
London and Jerusalem

MODERATOR'S NOTE: The address of the museum is The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum, Pamenkalnio 12, LT-2100, Vilnius, Lithuania.


Re: Chortakov Chassidim #rabbinic

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

The Chasidic group of Chortkov

Grand Rabbi Dovid Moshe of Chortkov, was born in 1828 in the city of
Ruzhin. The fifth son of the renowned Chasidic Master Reb Yisroel,
"the holy one" of Ruzhin, he became Rebbe in the city of Potik in
1851, a year after his father's passing. In 1865 he would move to
Chortkov, and would become famous as the Chortkover Rebbe. For over
forty years this saintly master led a flourishing court in this
Galician town, thousands of followers >from throughout easter-Europe
flocked to him seeking his advice and blessings. Even Chasidic
Rebbe’s >from Poland and Lithuania, some with thousands of followers
in their own right, would travel to him and stand with awe in his
presence.

Upon his death in 1904, his son Reb Yisroel succeeded him. Like his
father he continued to attract thousands, including many of the
leading rabbi’s of the time. In 1914, the Russian invasion forced
him to flee Chortkov, he settled in Vienna, Austria where he
reestablished his court. He was one of the founders of the worldwide
orthodox Agudath Israel organization, and was a strong proponent of
settling the land of Israel.

Reb Yisroel died in 1934, both his surviving sons, R' Nochum
Mordechai and R' Dov Ber, succeeded him as Chortkover Rebbe’s.
Tragically R' Dov Ber died only two years later in 1936. In 1939 R'
Nochum Mordechai fled the Nazi hordes and moved to Israel, where he
died in 1946. His successor was his son Reb Shlomo, who led the
Chortkov Chasidic group >from his court in Tel Aviv until his own
untimely death in 1959.

Remarkably, many of the descendants of the Chortkover Chasidim have
remained loyal to this group, despite its having been leaderless
for more than four decades. In the early 1990s followers in Israel
began rallying around two regal and charismatic grandsons of R' Dov
Ber, hoping that one or both would agree to become a Chortkover
Rebbe and thus rebuild this majestic dynasty. To the dismay of the
Chasidim, the two brothers, appropriately named Dov Ber and Yisroel
Friedman refused to accept the title of Rebbe. Dov Ber would later
settle in Belguim, where he soon became known as a community
activist and an ideal role model for the descendants of the
Chortkover Chasidim. Yisroel Friedman moved to England where he
authored a book on the Friedman dynasty.

In the mid 1990s a new Chortkover Shtibel was founded in Antwerp,
Belgium, which in addition to a Shtibel in Jerusalem, remain the
only remnant of a movement of tens of thousands.


Timetable

1828 R' Dovid Moshe is born to the Ruzhiner.
1840 The Ruzhiner flees Russia and settles in Sadigora.
1850 The Ruzhiner passes away in Sadigora.
1854 R' Yisroel is born to R' Dovid Moshe.
1851 R' Dovid Moshe becomes Rebbe in Potik.
1865 R' Dovid Moshe moves to Chortkov.
1874 R' Nochum Mordechai is born to R' Yisroel.
1882 R' Dov Ber is born to R' Yisroel.
1904 R' Dovid Moshe passes away in Chortkov
1934 R' Yisroel passes away in Vienna, Austria, and is succeeded
by both his sons.
1936 R' Dov Ber passes away in Vienna, Austria
1939 R' Nochum Mordechai flees the Nazi’s and moves to Israel.
1946 R' Nochum Mordechai dies in Jerusalem, Israel. He is succeeded
by his son R' Shlomo.
1959 R' Shlomo dies in Tel Aviv, Israel.

--
Avraham Heschel
Brooklyn, NY


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Chortakov Chassidim #rabbinic

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

The Chasidic group of Chortkov

Grand Rabbi Dovid Moshe of Chortkov, was born in 1828 in the city of
Ruzhin. The fifth son of the renowned Chasidic Master Reb Yisroel,
"the holy one" of Ruzhin, he became Rebbe in the city of Potik in
1851, a year after his father's passing. In 1865 he would move to
Chortkov, and would become famous as the Chortkover Rebbe. For over
forty years this saintly master led a flourishing court in this
Galician town, thousands of followers >from throughout easter-Europe
flocked to him seeking his advice and blessings. Even Chasidic
Rebbe’s >from Poland and Lithuania, some with thousands of followers
in their own right, would travel to him and stand with awe in his
presence.

Upon his death in 1904, his son Reb Yisroel succeeded him. Like his
father he continued to attract thousands, including many of the
leading rabbi’s of the time. In 1914, the Russian invasion forced
him to flee Chortkov, he settled in Vienna, Austria where he
reestablished his court. He was one of the founders of the worldwide
orthodox Agudath Israel organization, and was a strong proponent of
settling the land of Israel.

Reb Yisroel died in 1934, both his surviving sons, R' Nochum
Mordechai and R' Dov Ber, succeeded him as Chortkover Rebbe’s.
Tragically R' Dov Ber died only two years later in 1936. In 1939 R'
Nochum Mordechai fled the Nazi hordes and moved to Israel, where he
died in 1946. His successor was his son Reb Shlomo, who led the
Chortkov Chasidic group >from his court in Tel Aviv until his own
untimely death in 1959.

Remarkably, many of the descendants of the Chortkover Chasidim have
remained loyal to this group, despite its having been leaderless
for more than four decades. In the early 1990s followers in Israel
began rallying around two regal and charismatic grandsons of R' Dov
Ber, hoping that one or both would agree to become a Chortkover
Rebbe and thus rebuild this majestic dynasty. To the dismay of the
Chasidim, the two brothers, appropriately named Dov Ber and Yisroel
Friedman refused to accept the title of Rebbe. Dov Ber would later
settle in Belguim, where he soon became known as a community
activist and an ideal role model for the descendants of the
Chortkover Chasidim. Yisroel Friedman moved to England where he
authored a book on the Friedman dynasty.

In the mid 1990s a new Chortkover Shtibel was founded in Antwerp,
Belgium, which in addition to a Shtibel in Jerusalem, remain the
only remnant of a movement of tens of thousands.


Timetable

1828 R' Dovid Moshe is born to the Ruzhiner.
1840 The Ruzhiner flees Russia and settles in Sadigora.
1850 The Ruzhiner passes away in Sadigora.
1854 R' Yisroel is born to R' Dovid Moshe.
1851 R' Dovid Moshe becomes Rebbe in Potik.
1865 R' Dovid Moshe moves to Chortkov.
1874 R' Nochum Mordechai is born to R' Yisroel.
1882 R' Dov Ber is born to R' Yisroel.
1904 R' Dovid Moshe passes away in Chortkov
1934 R' Yisroel passes away in Vienna, Austria, and is succeeded
by both his sons.
1936 R' Dov Ber passes away in Vienna, Austria
1939 R' Nochum Mordechai flees the Nazi’s and moves to Israel.
1946 R' Nochum Mordechai dies in Jerusalem, Israel. He is succeeded
by his son R' Shlomo.
1959 R' Shlomo dies in Tel Aviv, Israel.

--
Avraham Heschel
Brooklyn, NY