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Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of October 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,
Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of October 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Valea-lui-Vlad Jewish Cemetery
(former Jewish Agricultural colony) and sent to JOWBR 44 burial records with
44 images. Most of the inscriptions are not readable. See information at the
Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website at
Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report
(https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/valea-lui-vlad/Valea-lui-VladCemeteryReport.pdf )

-- See 2 minutes of Aerial view on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, mostly Sector 6,
October 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeW3wi6gHc )

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
--Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of
Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin,
Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, etc, (see the progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsOctober2019.pdf ) .
There are already 2126 records completed.

Genealogical Articles.
-- Added an article/link about The Open Databases project at the Museum of
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. It is a great resource to find out more about our
families in Bessarabia/Moldova. You can get all family trees, photos for a particular
town, or a family. For example for town of Brichany I got 26 articles,
Beltsy - 36 and Bendery - 75 even for Valea-lui-Vlad, an agricultural colony
I saw 2 articles. Here is a link to Museum of Jewish People site -
https://www.bh.org.il/databases/jewish-genealogy/ )

Culture, Recipes. Updates:
-- Roza Makes Kasha Varnishkes. Here is how Roza present herself: Ich bin a
Khotiner, Bessarabie, labn Chernovitz (I am >from Khotyn, Bessarabia, near
Chernovitz). The video is in Yiddish with English subtitles. I should tell that I
enjoyed it so much, that I want you to watch it too. Ich givein azoy tsifridn tsu
zein dos... - I was so glad to see this: http://pakvim.net/watch/kEMiMBSOE94

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help
us in our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Bessarabia SIG, update for the month of October 2019 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Dear researchers,
Here is an update for the Bessarabia SIG projects for the month of October 2019.
See also at What's New at Bessarabia SIG website.

Jewish Cemeteries. Updates:
-- Completed photographing and indexing of Valea-lui-Vlad Jewish Cemetery
(former Jewish Agricultural colony) and sent to JOWBR 44 burial records with
44 images. Most of the inscriptions are not readable. See information at the
Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report at Bessarabia SIG website at
Valea-lui-Vlad Cemetery Report
(https://www.jewishgen.org/Bessarabia/files/cemetery/valea-lui-vlad/Valea-lui-VladCemeteryReport.pdf )

-- See 2 minutes of Aerial view on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery, mostly Sector 6,
October 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeW3wi6gHc )

Bessarabian Databases. Updates:
--Revision Lists, plan to upload to JewishGen in December of 2019. A number of
Revision List sets are going to be completed for towns of Kishinev, Khotin,
Faleshty, Brichany, Beltsy, etc, (see the progress at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/RevisionsOctober2019.pdf ) .
There are already 2126 records completed.

Genealogical Articles.
-- Added an article/link about The Open Databases project at the Museum of
Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. It is a great resource to find out more about our
families in Bessarabia/Moldova. You can get all family trees, photos for a particular
town, or a family. For example for town of Brichany I got 26 articles,
Beltsy - 36 and Bendery - 75 even for Valea-lui-Vlad, an agricultural colony
I saw 2 articles. Here is a link to Museum of Jewish People site -
https://www.bh.org.il/databases/jewish-genealogy/ )

Culture, Recipes. Updates:
-- Roza Makes Kasha Varnishkes. Here is how Roza present herself: Ich bin a
Khotiner, Bessarabie, labn Chernovitz (I am >from Khotyn, Bessarabia, near
Chernovitz). The video is in Yiddish with English subtitles. I should tell that I
enjoyed it so much, that I want you to watch it too. Ich givein azoy tsifridn tsu
zein dos... - I was so glad to see this: http://pakvim.net/watch/kEMiMBSOE94

Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or you want to help
us in our projects.

Inna Vayner, Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leaders and Coordinators


NYC Area Volunteers for a Cemetery Project

A. E. Jordan
 

I am trying to organize a cemetery project for Mt Zion Cemetery in Maspeth, Queens, New York before winter sets in (or if we fail now in the spring).

I am thinking of trying to do this (weather dependent) November 10th or November 17 -- a Sunday morning.  Roads will be quieter to drive there and hopefully the weather will not be too cold.  Plus the target plot is in about as good a condition as it will be.

Looking a for a few volunteers with the primary interest being people with a digital camera to take photos and maybe a few people to do some paperwork on site.  (Phase II might require some computer work volunteers.)  Note there are NO PATHS so it is involving walking over uneven ground, possibly climbing over or around stones, etc. and there will be some wildlife -- those tiny lizards, squirrels, and who knows.  I say this so if you are hesitant please don't volunteer although I have been though this plot a few dozen times and not had a problem with animals and maybe stumbled but never fallen.  I consider it safe but of course you are at your own risk.

The idea is there is a large plot (2,700 graves) at Mt Zion which seems to have constant interest from people but which the cemetery office has no map and limited details.  The plot is called Judah 1 and it is very challenging to find individual graves without the map because it is not one plot but actually a series of sub sections within the big plot.  Also since the burial society is long defunct the plot gets less maintenance but right now is clean cut and of course will stay that way till spring.

While the database say 2,700 stones the reality is the project will yield less since there are two large areas of children's stones that will yield little and some stones have fallen or are unreadable.  There are a few interesting and unique stones in the plot too.

My idea is volunteers will take sections of the plot and photograph every stone.  You will have to make some indications as you go to local or rows and then we can match the names and stones up and maybe even draw a map of this plot.  The individual lines are fairly small so you will do a few lines, starting from the same side and indicating when each row ends.  Final result will take some time to compile after we leave the cemetery but then we can load it to JOWBR as a gift to the broader community and if we draw a map maybe even give it to Mt Zion for their future reference.

This will be all volunteer but someone offered to buy coffee for the intrepid researchers and I am offering my time (hopefully expertise) to organize it.

If you can assist please email me directly.

Thank you

Allan Jordan



English Translations of Zelva and Dereczin Memorial Books Are Now Online

Jack Berger
 

Dear readers,

 

I have recently posted my two earliest Yizkor Book Translations online. These are:

 

1.       The Zelva Memorial Book

2.       The Dereczin Memorial Book

 

Both can be found on my family website at www.zelva.org

 

In the upper left of the home page of this website, you will see a box labelled “Yizkor Books.” If you click on it, you will be taken to a page where I am posting a *.pdf version of those manuscripts for which I concluded it is time to do so. Just click on the book icon you would like to read.

 

These two books logically go together, because the towns involved were geographically close to one another, and there is much genealogical overlap between them.

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to write to me at: jsberger@...

 

I hope interested parties will derive value from this information.

 

Regards

Jack


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Looking for information on cousin GARY GOLDMAN

Jake Jacobs
 

I am looking for information/looking to find my cousin, Gary Goldman.  He is around 59 years old, born in the Chicago area (Highland Park, perhaps), son of Bob Goldman and Shirley Goldschmidt. The last any of the cousins heard, he was living in Florida. I've had no luck finding him online.  If you have any information, please contact me privately. Thank you!  


"The Holocaust and Europe" conference sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust Studies in Munich #germany

Yvonne Stern
 

For the first time ever, a special Lessons & Legacies Conference
will take place in Europe, the continent where the Holocaust occurred.

A central goal of the conference is to stimulate international debate
and exchange among Holocaust scholars, not least between those
from North America, Europe, and Israel.
The Conference will take place in Munich November 4 -7 2019.

For more information click on link below:
www.lessonslegacies.eu
and/or write to:
E-Mail : lessons@...

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil


German SIG #Germany "The Holocaust and Europe" conference sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust Studies in Munich #germany

Yvonne Stern
 

For the first time ever, a special Lessons & Legacies Conference
will take place in Europe, the continent where the Holocaust occurred.

A central goal of the conference is to stimulate international debate
and exchange among Holocaust scholars, not least between those
from North America, Europe, and Israel.
The Conference will take place in Munich November 4 -7 2019.

For more information click on link below:
www.lessonslegacies.eu
and/or write to:
E-Mail : lessons@...

Yvonne Stern, Rio de Janeiro - Brasil


My grandfather and great- grandfather UKRAINE Digest for Tuesday, October 29, 2019. #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa
 

Joe


Regarding your inquiry - good news and bad news

Good news:

If you go to Alex Krakovsky's wiki page you will find many links to both metric and census records for this town and period in question (open in Google Chrome to get a translation into English - "Fairy Tales" is the Google translate for revision list / census)

There are also many ongoing projects related to this town

Bad News: These are raw data only and are in cursive Old Russian

here is the link to the town page in the Ukraine SIG for this town: https://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id=70. Sugggest you contact the town leader - name and link on this page

There are many projects ongoing for this town and if you go to the donate page https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22 you will find a place to donate to translation projects specific to this town

Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director - Ukraine Research Group

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Alex's page is
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine My grandfather and great- grandfather UKRAINE Digest for Tuesday, October 29, 2019. #ukraine

Gary Pokrassa
 

Joe


Regarding your inquiry - good news and bad news

Good news:

If you go to Alex Krakovsky's wiki page you will find many links to both metric and census records for this town and period in question (open in Google Chrome to get a translation into English - "Fairy Tales" is the Google translate for revision list / census)

There are also many ongoing projects related to this town

Bad News: These are raw data only and are in cursive Old Russian

here is the link to the town page in the Ukraine SIG for this town: https://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_town.asp?id=70. Sugggest you contact the town leader - name and link on this page

There are many projects ongoing for this town and if you go to the donate page https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22 you will find a place to donate to translation projects specific to this town

Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director - Ukraine Research Group

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Alex's page is
https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE


Isidor Kohn/Pap #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

Dr.med.Isidor PAP, born 7 september 1879 in Tihany, parents: Ignaz Kohn and
Josefine Stern; Isidor changed his name to Pap 1898. at least he had a
brother Zoltan,(also Pap) born 1885 also in Tihany, married to Maria Kuthy
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6SPS-X9H?i=3D78&cc=3D145=
2460&pe
rsonaUrl=3D%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQLLC-QB2C&fbclid=3DIwAR1GbSBo-KrRV=
QrzpDUr
PyTwVMJNXA4xoeMAewlkezalSFV4-dEOXvOvXUE and sister Hermine born 1874,
married to Schwarz Ignac
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DY91-CS?i=3D203&cc=3D1452460&pe
rsonaUrl=3D%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPRT-48QH&fbclid=3DIwAR0YIbcktiNXjT1COUxO
5jHrkHfLCAe9PbRSMWehFtfm-Ums0DrSR645H7Q. Isidor was "Medizinalrat" in
Eisenstadt before 1923 up to 1938. he could flee to Italy, where he did
suicide. he was married to unknown and had a daughter, name unknown. she
escaped to England (found in the book "das Eisenstaedter Ghetto" >from Josef
Klampfer. Can anyone help to find out place and death for Isisdor and the
fate for Isidor`s wife and daughter? in this newspaper could be a marriage
announcement for Isidor (do not read romanian)
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/44701970.pdf?fbclid=3DIwAR0wb1pkbIxjucb53nNovP
ahFFm0QEGDFN-3OWssSEbI99f8Ul1oLR1QHN8 page 3, left column

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr.Neustadt


Launch of Gesher Galicia's Przemysl Identification Project #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is launching an extensive longer-term project to
identify 573 Jewish record books of unknown origin housed in the
Przemysl State Archive in Poland. Involved are index books of vital
records (births, deaths, marriages), including a few index books of
unspecified type, as well as some sets of community records. While the
dates and most of the record types relating to each register are
known, there is no information about their geographic origin. Most of
the books, though, are presumed to be >from towns in the former
Galicia. Identifying the town of origin of each book will undoubtedly
lead to interesting genealogical discoveries for Galician researchers.

These books are all subfiles of "File 69" - a set of unknown books -
of Fond 154 of the Przemysl State Archive. A list of these index books
can therefore be found in the "Inventories" section of the Gesher
Galicia website, within the section for "File 69" of Fond 154 of the
Przemysl archive, at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/inventories/fond-154/ .

The project has been approved by the Polish State Archives, is being
managed by the project=E2=80=99s secretariat in Poland, and is being carrie=
d
out in cooperation with the Przemysl archive.

Gesher Galicia members now have an exclusive opportunity to
participate in the identification project, in this way advancing the
knowledge of the genealogical community. If you are not a member of
Gesher Galicia and wish to take part in the project, you are most
welcome to join, at: https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/ .

New identifications of these presently unknown books will be announced
publicly, at regular intervals, and the information shared with the
Przemysl State Archive.

Further public information can be found on the Gesher Galicia website at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/przemysl-id/
and, for Gesher Galicia members only, in a dedicated section of the
Members Portal.

Questions relating directly to this project should be sent to:
przemysl-id@... .
For all other inquiries on Gesher Galicia matters please contact:
info@... .

Please DO NOT REPLY directly to this SIG e-mail message.


- Piotr Gumola
Project Coordinator, Przemysl Identification Project

- Pawel Malinowski
Technical Manager, Przemysl Identification Project

- Tony Kahane
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org/

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Isidor Kohn/Pap #austria-czech

Traude Triebel
 

Dr.med.Isidor PAP, born 7 september 1879 in Tihany, parents: Ignaz Kohn and
Josefine Stern; Isidor changed his name to Pap 1898. at least he had a
brother Zoltan,(also Pap) born 1885 also in Tihany, married to Maria Kuthy
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6SPS-X9H?i=3D78&cc=3D145=
2460&pe
rsonaUrl=3D%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQLLC-QB2C&fbclid=3DIwAR1GbSBo-KrRV=
QrzpDUr
PyTwVMJNXA4xoeMAewlkezalSFV4-dEOXvOvXUE and sister Hermine born 1874,
married to Schwarz Ignac
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DY91-CS?i=3D203&cc=3D1452460&pe
rsonaUrl=3D%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPRT-48QH&fbclid=3DIwAR0YIbcktiNXjT1COUxO
5jHrkHfLCAe9PbRSMWehFtfm-Ums0DrSR645H7Q. Isidor was "Medizinalrat" in
Eisenstadt before 1923 up to 1938. he could flee to Italy, where he did
suicide. he was married to unknown and had a daughter, name unknown. she
escaped to England (found in the book "das Eisenstaedter Ghetto" >from Josef
Klampfer. Can anyone help to find out place and death for Isisdor and the
fate for Isidor`s wife and daughter? in this newspaper could be a marriage
announcement for Isidor (do not read romanian)
https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/44701970.pdf?fbclid=3DIwAR0wb1pkbIxjucb53nNovP
ahFFm0QEGDFN-3OWssSEbI99f8Ul1oLR1QHN8 page 3, left column

Traude Triebel
A-2700 Wr.Neustadt


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Launch of Gesher Galicia's Przemysl Identification Project #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is launching an extensive longer-term project to
identify 573 Jewish record books of unknown origin housed in the
Przemysl State Archive in Poland. Involved are index books of vital
records (births, deaths, marriages), including a few index books of
unspecified type, as well as some sets of community records. While the
dates and most of the record types relating to each register are
known, there is no information about their geographic origin. Most of
the books, though, are presumed to be >from towns in the former
Galicia. Identifying the town of origin of each book will undoubtedly
lead to interesting genealogical discoveries for Galician researchers.

These books are all subfiles of "File 69" - a set of unknown books -
of Fond 154 of the Przemysl State Archive. A list of these index books
can therefore be found in the "Inventories" section of the Gesher
Galicia website, within the section for "File 69" of Fond 154 of the
Przemysl archive, at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/inventories/fond-154/ .

The project has been approved by the Polish State Archives, is being
managed by the project=E2=80=99s secretariat in Poland, and is being carrie=
d
out in cooperation with the Przemysl archive.

Gesher Galicia members now have an exclusive opportunity to
participate in the identification project, in this way advancing the
knowledge of the genealogical community. If you are not a member of
Gesher Galicia and wish to take part in the project, you are most
welcome to join, at: https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/ .

New identifications of these presently unknown books will be announced
publicly, at regular intervals, and the information shared with the
Przemysl State Archive.

Further public information can be found on the Gesher Galicia website at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/przemysl-id/
and, for Gesher Galicia members only, in a dedicated section of the
Members Portal.

Questions relating directly to this project should be sent to:
przemysl-id@... .
For all other inquiries on Gesher Galicia matters please contact:
info@... .

Please DO NOT REPLY directly to this SIG e-mail message.


- Piotr Gumola
Project Coordinator, Przemysl Identification Project

- Pawel Malinowski
Technical Manager, Przemysl Identification Project

- Tony Kahane
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org/

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PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.
Send all inquiries to info@...
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Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #austria-czech

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Call for Proposals - IAJGS Conference in San Diego #austria-czech

Chuck Weinstein
 

The IAJGS 2020 San Diego Conference is delighted to announce that the
Call for Proposals is now open! Deadline will be Wednesday, November
27, 2019!

If you wish to be considered as a speaker for this important conference
on Jewish Genealogy, please go to our website at: www.iajgs2020.org and
read our Call for Proposals to begin the submission process. While
covering all the major Jewish Genealogy topics that you've come to rely
on the IAJGS conferences for, we will also be looking for proposed
presentations which focus on the following hot topics:

1) A "Beginners" track for those who have never attended an IAJGS
conference before and who may or may not consider themselves new to
Jewish genealogy.
2) A "DNA" track to help all of us become better acquainted with the
immense insight that DNA is adding to the field of genealogy.
3) A "Heritage" track to help provide cultural context that both
inspires and enhances our genealogical explorations.
4) A "Shoah" track specifically to honor the memory of those who were
lost in the calamity of World War II.
5) A "Military" track -- With the US Naval Base San Diego just a few
blocks >from our convention, we hope to offer sessions which will
recognize military angles to Jewish genealogy, both >from the USA and
the rest of the world.
6) A "Latin America" track – Recognizing San Diego's proximity to
Central and South America and the need to find and understand our
relatives who live or lived south of the border.

All other subjects related to Jewish Genealogy and Genealogy in general,
will, of course, be considered.

See our web page at www.iajgs2020.org for more information.

Write to speakerhelp@... or program@... for answers
to questions about the submittal.

Best of luck >from all of us - and thank you!

Chuck Weinstein
Communications Director - IAJGS 40th Annual Conference on Jewish Genealogy


Ish Horovitz #galicia

Inacio Steinhardt
 

Dear Carol,

I think that I can offer an explanation for Ish Horowitz.

Horowitz and Epstein were originally members of the Sephardi family
BENVENISTE >from Spain who moved to Central Europe. One branch
settled in the German town of Eppstein, in Hesse, the other to
Horovice in central Bohemia, now in Czech Republic. Each adopted
the name of the place as their surname.

The Benveniste of Spain were Levi's. Thus all legitimate Epstein and
Horovitz are Levi (>from the tribe of Levi). I say "legitimate", because
among Jews people have adopted surnames for a variety of reasons.
The first Benveniste to adopt the Horovitz surname choose to
identify themselves as ">from Horovitz" using a known Hebrew
formula "Ish Horovitz", meaning "man >from Horovitz" (ish means
man). As an example, Judas Iscariot, the disciple of Jesus, was >from
Cariot, Ish Cariot. Eventually the prefix Ish, >from Ish Horovitz, was
dropped remaining only Horovitz. But old documents still show Ish
Horovits. Thus, your husband, as a legitimate Horovitz, is a Levi...
and his origin is Sephardi.

Regards
Inacio

Inacio Steinhardt
Ganei Tikva 55900 - Israel
inacio@...


Carol Eigen Tannenbaum <caroltannenbaum75@...> wrote:

<<... An elder cousin of the Horowitz family born in Sokolivka
consistently used the prefix Ish when discussing her Horowitz family
as well as previous Horowitz generations, as in Menachem Mendel Ish
Horowitz. Does anyone know what Ish refers to, and why that
designation?>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Ish Horovitz #galicia

Inacio Steinhardt
 

Dear Carol,

I think that I can offer an explanation for Ish Horowitz.

Horowitz and Epstein were originally members of the Sephardi family
BENVENISTE >from Spain who moved to Central Europe. One branch
settled in the German town of Eppstein, in Hesse, the other to
Horovice in central Bohemia, now in Czech Republic. Each adopted
the name of the place as their surname.

The Benveniste of Spain were Levi's. Thus all legitimate Epstein and
Horovitz are Levi (>from the tribe of Levi). I say "legitimate", because
among Jews people have adopted surnames for a variety of reasons.
The first Benveniste to adopt the Horovitz surname choose to
identify themselves as ">from Horovitz" using a known Hebrew
formula "Ish Horovitz", meaning "man >from Horovitz" (ish means
man). As an example, Judas Iscariot, the disciple of Jesus, was >from
Cariot, Ish Cariot. Eventually the prefix Ish, >from Ish Horovitz, was
dropped remaining only Horovitz. But old documents still show Ish
Horovits. Thus, your husband, as a legitimate Horovitz, is a Levi...
and his origin is Sephardi.

Regards
Inacio

Inacio Steinhardt
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Carol Eigen Tannenbaum <caroltannenbaum75@...> wrote:

<<... An elder cousin of the Horowitz family born in Sokolivka
consistently used the prefix Ish when discussing her Horowitz family
as well as previous Horowitz generations, as in Menachem Mendel Ish
Horowitz. Does anyone know what Ish refers to, and why that
designation?>>


Re: Meaning of "Ish" #galicia

Shlomo Katz
 

Horwitz is the name of a town (Horovice, Czech Republic, 30 miles SW
of Praha). "Ish Horwitz" means "Man >from Horowitz." I, too, have
relatives who use the name Ish Horowitz.

The model for this is in the Mishnah Tractate Avot, chapter 1, where
there is a reference to Yose Ish Yerushalayim / Man >from Jerusalem.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD

Carol Eigen Tannenbaum <caroltannenbaum75@...> wrote:

<<... An elder cousin of the Horowitz family born in Sokolivka
consistently used the prefix Ish when discussing her Horowitz family
as well as previous Horowitz generations, as in Menachem Mendel Ish
Horowitz. Does anyone know what Ish refers to, and why that
designation?>>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Meaning of "Ish" #galicia

Shlomo Katz
 

Horwitz is the name of a town (Horovice, Czech Republic, 30 miles SW
of Praha). "Ish Horwitz" means "Man >from Horowitz." I, too, have
relatives who use the name Ish Horowitz.

The model for this is in the Mishnah Tractate Avot, chapter 1, where
there is a reference to Yose Ish Yerushalayim / Man >from Jerusalem.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD

Carol Eigen Tannenbaum <caroltannenbaum75@...> wrote:

<<... An elder cousin of the Horowitz family born in Sokolivka
consistently used the prefix Ish when discussing her Horowitz family
as well as previous Horowitz generations, as in Menachem Mendel Ish
Horowitz. Does anyone know what Ish refers to, and why that
designation?>>


Launch of Gesher Galicia's Przemysl Identification Project #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is launching an extensive longer-term project to
identify 573 Jewish record books of unknown origin housed in the
Przemysl State Archive in Poland. Involved are index books of vital
records (births, deaths, marriages), including a few index books of
unspecified type, as well as some sets of community records. While
the dates and most of the record types relating to each register are
known, there is no information about their geographic origin. Most of
the books, though, are presumed to be >from towns in the former
Galicia. Identifying the town of origin of each book will undoubtedly
lead to interesting genealogical discoveries for Galician researchers.

These books are all subfiles of "File 69" - a set of unknown books -
of Fond 154 of the Przemysl State Archive. A list of these index books
can therefore be found in the "Inventories" section of the Gesher
Galicia website, within the section for "File 69" of Fond 154 of the
Przemysl archive, at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/inventories/fond-154/ .

The project has been approved by the Polish State Archives, is being
managed by the project's secretariat in Poland, and is being carried
out in cooperation with the Przemysl archive.

Gesher Galicia members now have an exclusive opportunity to
participate in the identification project, in this way advancing the
knowledge of the genealogical community. If you are not a member of
Gesher Galicia and wish to take part in the project, you are most
welcome to join, at: https://www.geshergalicia.org/membership/ .

New identifications of these presently unknown books will be
announced publicly, at regular intervals, and the information shared
with the Przemysl State Archive.

Further public information can be found on the Gesher Galicia
website at:
https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/przemysl-id/
and, for Gesher Galicia members only, in a dedicated section of the
Members Portal.

Questions relating directly to this project should be sent to:
przemysl-id@... .
For all other inquiries on Gesher Galicia matters please contact:
info@... .

Please DO NOT REPLY directly to this SIG e-mail message.


- Piotr Gumola
Project Coordinator, Przemysl Identification Project

- Pawel Malinowski
Technical Manager, Przemysl Identification Project

- Tony Kahane
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org/

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