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Bicycle Rentals in Bronx 1930s/Bronx Research #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Carol-

For researching your bicycle-rental-in-the-Bronx circa 1930 query---or any
other Bronx-related research questions--here are two suggestions:

Contact the Bronx County Historical Society at:  
http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org

Their site offers information on the types of records they have, reference
books available, as well as providing a number for a Q & A call-in
service (for simple questions) or a more formal paid research service.

Another suggestion is to look up "Bicycle Shops" in the New York City
Directories (both the telephone and business directories) for that
period. 
You might find ads for this type of business located specifically in the
Bronx.  These directories, on microfilm, are available in Family History
Centers and Public Libaries in most major U.S. cities.

Good luck!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Does anyone know about the rental of bicycles in the Bronx during the
early 1930's?  Were there bicycle shops, which both sold and rented
bicycles?  What would a rental cost?  Where would I find the location of
such shops?  I'm specifically interested in the area of Morrison,
Stratford and Manor Avenues.  I gather that many children of recent
immigrants wouldn't have been able to afford the price of a bicycle, but
did sometimes rent them.
      Thanks.

      Caryl Simon-Katler, Massachusetts


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bicycle Rentals in Bronx 1930s/Bronx Research #general

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Carol-

For researching your bicycle-rental-in-the-Bronx circa 1930 query---or any
other Bronx-related research questions--here are two suggestions:

Contact the Bronx County Historical Society at:  
http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org

Their site offers information on the types of records they have, reference
books available, as well as providing a number for a Q & A call-in
service (for simple questions) or a more formal paid research service.

Another suggestion is to look up "Bicycle Shops" in the New York City
Directories (both the telephone and business directories) for that
period. 
You might find ads for this type of business located specifically in the
Bronx.  These directories, on microfilm, are available in Family History
Centers and Public Libaries in most major U.S. cities.

Good luck!

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com

Does anyone know about the rental of bicycles in the Bronx during the
early 1930's?  Were there bicycle shops, which both sold and rented
bicycles?  What would a rental cost?  Where would I find the location of
such shops?  I'm specifically interested in the area of Morrison,
Stratford and Manor Avenues.  I gather that many children of recent
immigrants wouldn't have been able to afford the price of a bicycle, but
did sometimes rent them.
      Thanks.

      Caryl Simon-Katler, Massachusetts


Kycerka / Riecnica Slovakia #general

Daniel <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Hello all

I need help of linguists to know how sound the following city in
Slovakia:49-20/19-05: Kycerka (language?) Riecnica ( language?). Could it
be Regenka, Russia (language?) that I search? (quoted in a french file
1927)

What mean the prefix "Kycer"? Is it rain as "Regen" in german langage?

Many thanks

Daniel Vangheluwe
France


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kycerka / Riecnica Slovakia #general

Daniel <vangheluwe-smietan@...>
 

Hello all

I need help of linguists to know how sound the following city in
Slovakia:49-20/19-05: Kycerka (language?) Riecnica ( language?). Could it
be Regenka, Russia (language?) that I search? (quoted in a french file
1927)

What mean the prefix "Kycer"? Is it rain as "Regen" in german langage?

Many thanks

Daniel Vangheluwe
France


Re: First Name Kadish? #general

Simon Barak
 

Probably Kaddosh (Holy) that is pronounced in Ashkenazi dialect as Kadish
Dr Shimon Barak, Israel
Wishing all of you Shana Tova

S. Harris wrote:

An ancestor's vital record (1891) lists her father's name as Kadish
ISAACS. I can find no such name in any search.
I have also checked Kaddish (which seems more likely to me).
Any English equivalents of Kadish?
Stacy Harris
Nashville, TN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: First Name Kadish? #general

Simon Barak
 

Probably Kaddosh (Holy) that is pronounced in Ashkenazi dialect as Kadish
Dr Shimon Barak, Israel
Wishing all of you Shana Tova

S. Harris wrote:

An ancestor's vital record (1891) lists her father's name as Kadish
ISAACS. I can find no such name in any search.
I have also checked Kaddish (which seems more likely to me).
Any English equivalents of Kadish?
Stacy Harris
Nashville, TN


FATAL / FATEL from Iasi Romania #general

rimis sirutis <rimis@...>
 

I am trying to find out what happenned to family members Surname
FATAL of spelled FATEL >from Iasi, Romania
we dont know what happenned to this family- whether they went to
camps or not??
not sure where to look
thank you
RObin Sirutis


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen FATAL / FATEL from Iasi Romania #general

rimis sirutis <rimis@...>
 

I am trying to find out what happenned to family members Surname
FATAL of spelled FATEL >from Iasi, Romania
we dont know what happenned to this family- whether they went to
camps or not??
not sure where to look
thank you
RObin Sirutis


Specificity in posting #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

There are many of us who read this list daily and try to help wherever we
can. However, if you are truly looking for answers, you need to be very
specific about that which you seek.

Recently, there have been postings that asked for information about costs
and locations,but neglected to mention a time frame, and the ubiquitous
requests for information on surnames but without locations or time frames,
and, in some cases, surnames without any other identifying information.

If you are going to get useful information, you need to post what you know.
If your great grandfather was Sam Cohen, who lived in Hotzenplotz in the
1890's, tell us that. A request for any information on Sam Cohens is going
to elicit a lot of responses about Sam Cohen >from Bialystok, Vilna,
Bucharest, and New York City. None of those will be useful to you, and the
fourth great grandchild of the Sam Cohen you are actually referring to will
see the post, and decide it is too far a longshot that both of you are
talking about the same person and will remain silent.

If you haven't used the JGFF to research your names, do so. It's free, and
it is available to a lot of people who seldom, if ever, read the list. Put
your surnames in there, as well, for it just may happen that someone who
subscribes to the list the day after you post information about your brick
wall will have all the answers you need, but not know of your need. If
they check the listing in the JGFF, they will find you.

Finally, if you haven't checked your own listings in the JGFF in awhile,
take a moment and do so now. There have been several messages posted on
this list over the past few weeks >from people trying to track down
researchers in the JGFF who have changed E-mail addresses. Again, they
might hold the key to the iron gate that keeps you >from going further.

May this year of 5764 lead you to the solutions of all your problems and
brick walls.

Shanah tovah.

Chuck Weinstein in Commack, NY
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Specificity in posting #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

There are many of us who read this list daily and try to help wherever we
can. However, if you are truly looking for answers, you need to be very
specific about that which you seek.

Recently, there have been postings that asked for information about costs
and locations,but neglected to mention a time frame, and the ubiquitous
requests for information on surnames but without locations or time frames,
and, in some cases, surnames without any other identifying information.

If you are going to get useful information, you need to post what you know.
If your great grandfather was Sam Cohen, who lived in Hotzenplotz in the
1890's, tell us that. A request for any information on Sam Cohens is going
to elicit a lot of responses about Sam Cohen >from Bialystok, Vilna,
Bucharest, and New York City. None of those will be useful to you, and the
fourth great grandchild of the Sam Cohen you are actually referring to will
see the post, and decide it is too far a longshot that both of you are
talking about the same person and will remain silent.

If you haven't used the JGFF to research your names, do so. It's free, and
it is available to a lot of people who seldom, if ever, read the list. Put
your surnames in there, as well, for it just may happen that someone who
subscribes to the list the day after you post information about your brick
wall will have all the answers you need, but not know of your need. If
they check the listing in the JGFF, they will find you.

Finally, if you haven't checked your own listings in the JGFF in awhile,
take a moment and do so now. There have been several messages posted on
this list over the past few weeks >from people trying to track down
researchers in the JGFF who have changed E-mail addresses. Again, they
might hold the key to the iron gate that keeps you >from going further.

May this year of 5764 lead you to the solutions of all your problems and
brick walls.

Shanah tovah.

Chuck Weinstein in Commack, NY
cweinstein@jewishgen.org


Re: Cubicle-Cause of Death? #general

MBernet@...
 

S. Harris <jewishgen@juno.com> wrote:
>I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that?

cubital = of the elbow
cubito = Latin for recumbent
Decubitus = Lying down (in bed)
Decubitus Ulcer = Pressure sore, bed sore

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Cubicle-Cause of Death? #general

MBernet@...
 

S. Harris <jewishgen@juno.com> wrote:
>I am told a relative died of cubicle. What is that?

cubital = of the elbow
cubito = Latin for recumbent
Decubitus = Lying down (in bed)
Decubitus Ulcer = Pressure sore, bed sore

Michael Bernet, New York


Talsen, Sassmacken, Tuckum websites #courland #latvia

bgephart@...
 

As of this afternoon, I have the websites for Talsen, Sassmacken, and
Tuckum updated with new photographs, maps and records. They also have
new, easy-to-remember, URL's:

http://www.sassmacken.org
http://www.talsen.org
http://www.tuckum.org

I know several of you made trips to Latvia this summer like I did. When
you get through your material, please consider sharing any material you
might have on these towns. You can e-mail me at bgephart@comcast.net.

Looking forward to hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net

Researching THAL, KRAMER, SCHATZ, LEVY and others >from Courland.


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Talsen, Sassmacken, Tuckum websites #courland #latvia

bgephart@...
 

As of this afternoon, I have the websites for Talsen, Sassmacken, and
Tuckum updated with new photographs, maps and records. They also have
new, easy-to-remember, URL's:

http://www.sassmacken.org
http://www.talsen.org
http://www.tuckum.org

I know several of you made trips to Latvia this summer like I did. When
you get through your material, please consider sharing any material you
might have on these towns. You can e-mail me at bgephart@comcast.net.

Looking forward to hearing >from you.

Sincerely,
Betsy Thal Gephart
bgephart@comcast.net

Researching THAL, KRAMER, SCHATZ, LEVY and others >from Courland.


The MaHaRSHa [was: The Kalonymus Family] #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper <yisraelasper@...>
 

On 2003.09.24, Larry Tauber <Ltauber@ctswlaw.com> wrote:

Even if the Kalonymides were not Leviim, this would not necessarily
mean they could not be ancestors of the MaHaRSHa (who was a Levi)
and his relative the TaZ (also a Levi), at least according to Paul
Jacobi who in his researches stated that their descent >from the
Kalonymide family was through a maternal line.
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid was the father of
Rabbi Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Dov Beirish HaLevi Ashkenazi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Regenspurg father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Spira father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef Yaakov HaLevi father of
Rabbi Menachem Mendel HaLevi father of
Rabbi Zalman Dov HaLevi father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yerucham HaLevi reputedly among the great Chachamim of Germany
father of
Rabbi Gershon HaLevi reputedly among the great Kabbalists in the
land of Israel father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shalom HaLevi (these later two were, like their ancestors reputedly
among the great Chachamim of Germany) father of
Rabbi Leibush HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Moshe HaLevi (these later three were reputedly among the great
Chachamim of Poland) father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi descendent of a Rabbi Shabtai HaLevi HOROWITZ
and father of
The MaHaRSHa.

The mother of the MaHaRSHa was Gitel daughter of
Rabbi Tzvi HELMAN of Prague, brother of the father of the MaHaRaL and
son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer TREVES (the TREVES family was
descended from
Rashi) who in turn was the son of
Rabbi (Naftali) Hertz TREVES the author of Siddur Rabbi Hertz and
descendent of
Rabbeinu Shmuel a son of
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid (a Kalonymous).

As can be seen with multiple ways he could claim descent >from the
House of King David, he didn't need the Kalonymus family for it.
Also being descended >from the Kalonymus family on his mother's side
the MaHaRSHa would not need to have Kalonymus descent to be forged
in his honor on his father's side. As for the MaHaRSHa being a Levi,
on the MaHaRSHa's tombstone is written that he was Rabbi Shmuel
Eliezer ben Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi.

Yisrael Asper


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The MaHaRSHa [was: The Kalonymus Family] #rabbinic

Yisrael Asper <yisraelasper@...>
 

On 2003.09.24, Larry Tauber <Ltauber@ctswlaw.com> wrote:

Even if the Kalonymides were not Leviim, this would not necessarily
mean they could not be ancestors of the MaHaRSHa (who was a Levi)
and his relative the TaZ (also a Levi), at least according to Paul
Jacobi who in his researches stated that their descent >from the
Kalonymide family was through a maternal line.
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid was the father of
Rabbi Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Dov Beirish HaLevi Ashkenazi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Regenspurg father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shimshon HaLevi of Spira father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef Yaakov HaLevi father of
Rabbi Menachem Mendel HaLevi father of
Rabbi Zalman Dov HaLevi father of
Rabbi David HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yerucham HaLevi reputedly among the great Chachamim of Germany
father of
Rabbi Gershon HaLevi reputedly among the great Kabbalists in the
land of Israel father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shalom HaLevi (these later two were, like their ancestors reputedly
among the great Chachamim of Germany) father of
Rabbi Leibush HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yosef HaLevi father of
Rabbi Moshe HaLevi (these later three were reputedly among the great
Chachamim of Poland) father of
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi father of
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman HaLevi father of
Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi descendent of a Rabbi Shabtai HaLevi HOROWITZ
and father of
The MaHaRSHa.

The mother of the MaHaRSHa was Gitel daughter of
Rabbi Tzvi HELMAN of Prague, brother of the father of the MaHaRaL and
son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer TREVES (the TREVES family was
descended from
Rashi) who in turn was the son of
Rabbi (Naftali) Hertz TREVES the author of Siddur Rabbi Hertz and
descendent of
Rabbeinu Shmuel a son of
Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid (a Kalonymous).

As can be seen with multiple ways he could claim descent >from the
House of King David, he didn't need the Kalonymus family for it.
Also being descended >from the Kalonymus family on his mother's side
the MaHaRSHa would not need to have Kalonymus descent to be forged
in his honor on his father's side. As for the MaHaRSHa being a Levi,
on the MaHaRSHa's tombstone is written that he was Rabbi Shmuel
Eliezer ben Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi.

Yisrael Asper


Archaic Medical Terms #general

esjoachim@...
 

The following website is wonderful in explaining medical terminology with
which we are unfamiliar.

http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm

I have used it to understand causes of death found in documents dating
back to the early 1800's.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York

esjoachim@optonline.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Archaic Medical Terms #general

esjoachim@...
 

The following website is wonderful in explaining medical terminology with
which we are unfamiliar.

http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm

I have used it to understand causes of death found in documents dating
back to the early 1800's.

Eden Joachim
Pomona, New York

esjoachim@optonline.net


We Remember the Jewish Musicians from Poland! #general

Ada Holtzman <ada01@...>
 

I am pleased to announce a new web site in my Zchor (Remember!) domain.
It is a virtual page of commemoration of Jewish Musicians in Poland
between the Two World Wars and in the Holocaust.
It is based on the book of Issachar Fater: "Jewish Music in Poland
between the World Wars" Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd., Tel
Aviv 1992, ISBN 965-02-0060-6

I am very thankful to Mr. Fater for giving me the honor to translate,
extract and post parts of this important book in the Internet.

Nowadays all the world knows about one musician, which appears in the
lexicon of that book many years before he became a legend in a film, and
this is of course Wladislaw Szpilman, "the Pianist", in the well known
film of Roman Polanski. But very few know about his father, the musician
Szmuel Szpilman, perished in ghetto Warsaw, or his uncle, Reuwen Szpilman,
a pious Jew, gifted with many musical talents, born in Ostrowice,
father of 8 musician children and musical grandchildren, murdered in
Treblinka...

These were part of a whole world of Jewish musicians, who graced this
earth with their music, classical and traditional Jewish, jazz and
folklore, singing and playing endless instruments, conductors, masters,
violinists, pianists, composers... Unfortunately most of them were not as
fortunate as Wladislaw Szpilman who survived the Holocaust, and their
music as their lives were cut off in the middle of creation and the middle
of life, by the Nazis and their collaborators.

The web site contains the table of contents of the book, 24 names of the
detailed biographies in the book, of the greatest musicians considered by
the author:
BEIGELMAN Dawid, BERNSTEIN Abraham Mosze, DAWIDOWICZ Abraham Cwi,
EISENSTADT Dawid, EISENSTADT Marysia-Miriam, FAJWISZIS Israel, GEBIRTIG
Mordechaj, GERSTEIN Jakub, GIMPEL Bronislaw, GLATSTEIN Jakub, GLATSTEIN
Israel, GOLD Henryk, HUBERMAN Bronislaw, KAMINSKI Josef, KIPNIS Menachem,
KON Chanoch (Henech), RUBINSTEIN Artur, SIROTA Gerszon, SLIEP Abraham,
SZERMAN Pinchas, SZLOSBERG Icchak, SZNEUR Mosze, TAUB Rabbi Szaul Jedidja
Eleazar and ZAKS Icchak.
As you can see >from the above list, not all of these musicians were
murdered in the Holocaust. But the book laments the grand Jewish culture
which reached in Poland its highest climax and which was lost, destroyed
by the Germans in the Holocaust.

All these musicians were part of this great spirit, nourished and
developed in Poland in the first half of the 20th century. I have
translated one biography of Marysia (Miriam) Eisenstadt, as a
mirror to the young Jewish Polish generation of great talents and
promise, so cruelly destroyed in the prime of life.

The lexicon itself contains 368 names (a partial list) was compiled by
the author Mr. Issachar Fater >from tens of books about Jewish music,
Jewish Theater and culture and >from tens of Yizkor books, which the author
studied, during 15 years of his life...

The book was originally written and published in Yiddish and recently a
Polish version was also published in Poland.

I have extracted the details about the musician's musical subject of
activity, his years of birth and death if available, his town of birth
and town of main activity. The book itself contains a biography
about each musician.

I hope this memorial web page will help to inspire people to study and
remember the great Jewish-Polish heritage which was and is no more...

http://www.zchor.org/fater/musicians.htm
http://www.zchor.org/fater/lexicon.htm

Shalom 5763, shalom 5764!

Shana Tova,

Ada Holtzman
www.zchor.org


Shanah Tovah #general

David Zohar <dzohar@...>
 

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

David Zohar
Jerusalem