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Sefer Bris Avrum #rabbinic

Reuvenbleich@...
 

Shalom,

Rav Yosef Moshe, family name unknown, was rav in Zabarov and Zallazitz.
He was the author of a commentary on the Torah, "Bris Avrum, also "Beer
Mayim" on the Hagada.

His grandchildren,Ysochar Berush son of Rav Zev WOLF of Skalat and
Yisroel Arye Yehuda son of Rav Leibush SHAPIRA of Zalazitz published
"Bris Avrum" in Brody in 1875. It was reprinted in Jerusalem in 1931

Another grandson, Yosef Dov son of Rav Yaakov Maeir BLEICH-SEGAL died
in Vienna in 1893. My greatgrandfather, Chaim BLEICH, lived in Skalat
after arriving >from Russia. He died in 1905 in Tauste. Family members
lived in Khorostkov, Tarnapol and Vienna. My grandfather, Sholom
Shachne, Sam moved to the USA IN 1893. He died there in 1950.

I would appreciate any leads connecting my family and "Bris Avrum".

Truly yours.
Reuven Bleich


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Sefer Bris Avrum #rabbinic

Reuvenbleich@...
 

Shalom,

Rav Yosef Moshe, family name unknown, was rav in Zabarov and Zallazitz.
He was the author of a commentary on the Torah, "Bris Avrum, also "Beer
Mayim" on the Hagada.

His grandchildren,Ysochar Berush son of Rav Zev WOLF of Skalat and
Yisroel Arye Yehuda son of Rav Leibush SHAPIRA of Zalazitz published
"Bris Avrum" in Brody in 1875. It was reprinted in Jerusalem in 1931

Another grandson, Yosef Dov son of Rav Yaakov Maeir BLEICH-SEGAL died
in Vienna in 1893. My greatgrandfather, Chaim BLEICH, lived in Skalat
after arriving >from Russia. He died in 1905 in Tauste. Family members
lived in Khorostkov, Tarnapol and Vienna. My grandfather, Sholom
Shachne, Sam moved to the USA IN 1893. He died there in 1950.

I would appreciate any leads connecting my family and "Bris Avrum".

Truly yours.
Reuven Bleich


Re: Obtaining Moldova birth certificate #romania

elb@...
 

Hello everybody.
I wish to thank all you very much for your quick and extensive answer to
my previous mail (I have received eleven mails to my private email
address and I have answered each one apart).
I wish to say something else: Four of you (over eleven) have opined
above Alla Chastina (whom I had mentioned previously) and all opinions
were good, so I wish to apologize and keep Chastina's reputation clean.
Perhaps (as some of you had said), "If the researcher did not send you
what you need, it means there is no such record" and "I would suspect
that what you received >from Alla is the best she could find!"
Warmest regards to all you, people!
Eduardo Balbachan


Romania SIG #Romania RE: Obtaining Moldova birth certificate #romania

elb@...
 

Hello everybody.
I wish to thank all you very much for your quick and extensive answer to
my previous mail (I have received eleven mails to my private email
address and I have answered each one apart).
I wish to say something else: Four of you (over eleven) have opined
above Alla Chastina (whom I had mentioned previously) and all opinions
were good, so I wish to apologize and keep Chastina's reputation clean.
Perhaps (as some of you had said), "If the researcher did not send you
what you need, it means there is no such record" and "I would suspect
that what you received >from Alla is the best she could find!"
Warmest regards to all you, people!
Eduardo Balbachan


Turkish Ashkenazi family? #general

Jules Levin
 

At 02:50 AM 9/13/2009, you wrote:

The explanation I offered of Oriental-appearing facial features on some of
our relatives cited the Mongol presence in much of Eastern Europe in the
late 13th century. Their rape of women during these conquests may be why
some of our relatives have such features. Belarus, Poland and Lithuania and
Galicia (the earliest know Jewish community in Lviv was in 1280) did not
escape the Mongol invasion. Although Jews did not exist there in large
numbers, we as genealogists know that for every one ancestor that
far back in
history, hundreds if not thousands of descendents with her genes may be
produced.
You don't have to be a genealogist to know this, and it is probably
more likely that the average rape victim has zero descendents.
But the main problem with the "mongol rape" theory is that it ignores
all other possible sources of "asian" features in any Eastern European
population. (The Asian fold is not rare among echt German and Slavic
populations as well). I can think of at least five without checking
with Wikipedia:
1. The Karaites of NE Europe, of Turkic origin and a Judaic faith,
brought to Lithuania >from the Black Sea area by a Lithuanian prince.
2. The large substrate of Finnic peoples in NE Europe: the
surviving Finnish, Estonian, and Livonian (in Latvia) peoples have mostly
been genetically Europeanized, but the band of Finnic tribes across Northern
Asia as far as the Pacific still show the Asiatic features that they
brought to Europe. The magyar ancestors of the Hungarians also brought
asian features to Europe.
3. I have read (and seen at least one photograph) that in the 19th
Century mustered out Jewish Cantonists in Asian parts of
Russia could marry local women and bring them back to their home
villages. Since the women were animist or Moslem they could be
converted to Judaism (presumably it would have been more difficult to
convert Russian Orthodox women).
4. The Russian (and later Soviet) army had units of soldiers (not to
mention Cossaks) >from Asian regions who at one time or another made
it as far as Paris. No Mongols are necessary for military rape rampages.
5. How common is/was the epicanthic fold in the "original"
Indo-European and Semitic populations of Europe and the middle
East? I assume there must have existed some genetic potential for
this feature in order for it to be selected for and spread among the
Asian population. I suspect that if you could have surveyed the
Jewish population of Judea before the great expulsions you would have
found individuals with this feature, without benefit of mongol rape.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Turkish Ashkenazi family? #general

Jules Levin
 

At 02:50 AM 9/13/2009, you wrote:

The explanation I offered of Oriental-appearing facial features on some of
our relatives cited the Mongol presence in much of Eastern Europe in the
late 13th century. Their rape of women during these conquests may be why
some of our relatives have such features. Belarus, Poland and Lithuania and
Galicia (the earliest know Jewish community in Lviv was in 1280) did not
escape the Mongol invasion. Although Jews did not exist there in large
numbers, we as genealogists know that for every one ancestor that
far back in
history, hundreds if not thousands of descendents with her genes may be
produced.
You don't have to be a genealogist to know this, and it is probably
more likely that the average rape victim has zero descendents.
But the main problem with the "mongol rape" theory is that it ignores
all other possible sources of "asian" features in any Eastern European
population. (The Asian fold is not rare among echt German and Slavic
populations as well). I can think of at least five without checking
with Wikipedia:
1. The Karaites of NE Europe, of Turkic origin and a Judaic faith,
brought to Lithuania >from the Black Sea area by a Lithuanian prince.
2. The large substrate of Finnic peoples in NE Europe: the
surviving Finnish, Estonian, and Livonian (in Latvia) peoples have mostly
been genetically Europeanized, but the band of Finnic tribes across Northern
Asia as far as the Pacific still show the Asiatic features that they
brought to Europe. The magyar ancestors of the Hungarians also brought
asian features to Europe.
3. I have read (and seen at least one photograph) that in the 19th
Century mustered out Jewish Cantonists in Asian parts of
Russia could marry local women and bring them back to their home
villages. Since the women were animist or Moslem they could be
converted to Judaism (presumably it would have been more difficult to
convert Russian Orthodox women).
4. The Russian (and later Soviet) army had units of soldiers (not to
mention Cossaks) >from Asian regions who at one time or another made
it as far as Paris. No Mongols are necessary for military rape rampages.
5. How common is/was the epicanthic fold in the "original"
Indo-European and Semitic populations of Europe and the middle
East? I assume there must have existed some genetic potential for
this feature in order for it to be selected for and spread among the
Asian population. I suspect that if you could have surveyed the
Jewish population of Judea before the great expulsions you would have
found individuals with this feature, without benefit of mongol rape.

Jules Levin
Los Angeles


How to locate someone in Israel? #general

Micah Salb
 

I have a distant family member in Meah Shearim, Jerusalem. I have her
name and address --- that is, her address where she lived in 1988! I do
not even know how we are related, but I want to get in touch with her
and add her to my family tree.

Does anyone have any ideas? I have tried Steve Morse's English
Front-End for Bezeq's Israeli Phone Directory, unsuccessfully.

Thanks.

Micah Salb


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen How to locate someone in Israel? #general

Micah Salb
 

I have a distant family member in Meah Shearim, Jerusalem. I have her
name and address --- that is, her address where she lived in 1988! I do
not even know how we are related, but I want to get in touch with her
and add her to my family tree.

Does anyone have any ideas? I have tried Steve Morse's English
Front-End for Bezeq's Israeli Phone Directory, unsuccessfully.

Thanks.

Micah Salb


Re: New York Orphan Asylums #general

Sara Lynns
 

Depends on "when"
My father and uncle were both in the HOA.
The information I received about their stay at HOA was >from the Center for
Jewish History, I believe.

Jackie Lerner Aderman

--- On Sat, 9/12/09, Soyamaven@aol.com <Soyamaven@aol.com> wrote:

From: Soyamaven@aol.com <Soyamaven@aol.com>
Subject: New York Orphan Asylums
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:10 PM
If you haven't otherwise done so, you
may want to check to see if the > Hebrew National Orphan Home alumni web
site can be of any help:

http://www.kesh.com/hnoh/welcome.html


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York Orphan Asylums #general

Sara Lynns
 

Depends on "when"
My father and uncle were both in the HOA.
The information I received about their stay at HOA was >from the Center for
Jewish History, I believe.

Jackie Lerner Aderman

--- On Sat, 9/12/09, Soyamaven@aol.com <Soyamaven@aol.com> wrote:

From: Soyamaven@aol.com <Soyamaven@aol.com>
Subject: New York Orphan Asylums
To: "JewishGen Discussion Group" <jewishgen@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 8:10 PM
If you haven't otherwise done so, you
may want to check to see if the > Hebrew National Orphan Home alumni web
site can be of any help:

http://www.kesh.com/hnoh/welcome.html


Descendents of Pinchas LIFSCHITZ #general

CAROLE401@...
 

Searching LEVITAN >from Slutsk. I saw the POTs at Yad Vasehm and wonder if
we share the same roots. My family: Rebecca, my pgm, & Rose, the twin
daughters of Shalom Reuven Lewitan. Related to REINGOLD family.

Carole L. Whitehead
Plainview, NY

searching for:
LEVITAN, REINGOLD: Slusk
ELIAN, BEIDES: Galicia
WINKLER, LUBITZ, WEINAR, ROTH: Budapest, Hungary
STEIN, STENWURZEL, STENWORTEL: Vaslui, Romania


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Descendents of Pinchas LIFSCHITZ #general

CAROLE401@...
 

Searching LEVITAN >from Slutsk. I saw the POTs at Yad Vasehm and wonder if
we share the same roots. My family: Rebecca, my pgm, & Rose, the twin
daughters of Shalom Reuven Lewitan. Related to REINGOLD family.

Carole L. Whitehead
Plainview, NY

searching for:
LEVITAN, REINGOLD: Slusk
ELIAN, BEIDES: Galicia
WINKLER, LUBITZ, WEINAR, ROTH: Budapest, Hungary
STEIN, STENWURZEL, STENWORTEL: Vaslui, Romania


SS Anchoria and SS Servia #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Could someone check the passenger list of the SS Anchoria arriving in NYC on
April 14, 1891 and the SS Servia arriving NYC on Aug. 4, 1890. I am looking
for a passenger by the name of Solomon BRANDT (or close to that spelling).

Thank you.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey
nj55turtle@comcast.net
searching-- PICKHOLTZ (all spellings) and WINITSKY (all spellings).

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen SS Anchoria and SS Servia #general

Steve Pickoltz
 

Could someone check the passenger list of the SS Anchoria arriving in NYC on
April 14, 1891 and the SS Servia arriving NYC on Aug. 4, 1890. I am looking
for a passenger by the name of Solomon BRANDT (or close to that spelling).

Thank you.

Steve Pickholtz
New Jersey
nj55turtle@comcast.net
searching-- PICKHOLTZ (all spellings) and WINITSKY (all spellings).

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately.


Searching for HORAK BERGER #general

Shaul Berger <shaul@...>
 

Hi,

I hope you can help me in my family roots research of my father's branch in
19th century Slovakia, near Rimavska Sobota.

I am searching for relatives of HORAK (changed >from Berger) Moshe who was a
pharmacist and lived in Rehovot Israel. He was a second cousin of my late
father Laci BERGER (b.1916 to Samuel BERGER in Serke now called Sirkovce, 10
km south of Rimavska Sobota) . My last information on Moshe HORAK is >from
1988 when he filled testimony pages for his parents and brother that
perished during Holocaust (no luck with local tel numbers). His father
Julius (Gyula) BERGER was born in 1888 in Rimavske Zaluzany to Mor BERGER
and Marie STEINER. He has several siblings. Golda Gizella (b.1878), David
(b.1876), Lina (b.1874) and Sandor (b.1889). His father married Regina FRIED
in 1913. They had 2 children, Moshe (maybe was called Miki) that I am
searching for and Imre (b.1916) that was killed by the Germans.

More info about his siblings - Gizella married SCHWARTZ Miksa, David married
Emma FREISINGER in 1903, Lina married Samu GESCHEIDT in 1890 and Sandor
married Fabian SZEREN in 1909.

I would appreciate if anyone related would contact me at
shaul@bergerworld.net .

Thanks

Shaul Berger
California

POSNER(Warsaw), SCHELL & RIEGER (Gorlice), NEUMANN, FADENHECHT & NACHT (Buczacz),
BRUMER, RETTIG & HUTTER (Zolkiew, Rawa Russka) , BERGER & SPITZER (Szecseny,
Nograd, Rimavska Sobota)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching for HORAK BERGER #general

Shaul Berger <shaul@...>
 

Hi,

I hope you can help me in my family roots research of my father's branch in
19th century Slovakia, near Rimavska Sobota.

I am searching for relatives of HORAK (changed >from Berger) Moshe who was a
pharmacist and lived in Rehovot Israel. He was a second cousin of my late
father Laci BERGER (b.1916 to Samuel BERGER in Serke now called Sirkovce, 10
km south of Rimavska Sobota) . My last information on Moshe HORAK is >from
1988 when he filled testimony pages for his parents and brother that
perished during Holocaust (no luck with local tel numbers). His father
Julius (Gyula) BERGER was born in 1888 in Rimavske Zaluzany to Mor BERGER
and Marie STEINER. He has several siblings. Golda Gizella (b.1878), David
(b.1876), Lina (b.1874) and Sandor (b.1889). His father married Regina FRIED
in 1913. They had 2 children, Moshe (maybe was called Miki) that I am
searching for and Imre (b.1916) that was killed by the Germans.

More info about his siblings - Gizella married SCHWARTZ Miksa, David married
Emma FREISINGER in 1903, Lina married Samu GESCHEIDT in 1890 and Sandor
married Fabian SZEREN in 1909.

I would appreciate if anyone related would contact me at
shaul@bergerworld.net .

Thanks

Shaul Berger
California

POSNER(Warsaw), SCHELL & RIEGER (Gorlice), NEUMANN, FADENHECHT & NACHT (Buczacz),
BRUMER, RETTIG & HUTTER (Zolkiew, Rawa Russka) , BERGER & SPITZER (Szecseny,
Nograd, Rimavska Sobota)


Wrong birth certificate for Dora GREENBERG #general

Karen Zale
 

Dear All:

I requested >from New York City my mother's birth certificate. However, they
could not find the one I am looking for and sent me another Dora GREENBERG.
If she belongs to your family I will be happy to forward it to you.

Dora Greenberg born Sept. 25, 1904
Father: as written on certificate - Isral Greenberg
Mother: as written on certificate - Emma Greenberg
Mother: Name before marriage - Emma SHNIDER

Please reply privately.

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year,
Karen Zale
Plano, TX

GRUNSTEIN/GREENBERG - Pultusk, Wyszkow, Warszawa,
KRAVCHENKO/KRAWZENKO - Nizhyn,Chernigov,
EHRENFREUND, KELLERMAN - Tarnow,Krakow
REITMAN, ZALEFSKY - Shereshevo, FINKELSTEIN - Shchedrin,
SORKIN - Kapustino, Rogachev


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Wrong birth certificate for Dora GREENBERG #general

Karen Zale
 

Dear All:

I requested >from New York City my mother's birth certificate. However, they
could not find the one I am looking for and sent me another Dora GREENBERG.
If she belongs to your family I will be happy to forward it to you.

Dora Greenberg born Sept. 25, 1904
Father: as written on certificate - Isral Greenberg
Mother: as written on certificate - Emma Greenberg
Mother: Name before marriage - Emma SHNIDER

Please reply privately.

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year,
Karen Zale
Plano, TX

GRUNSTEIN/GREENBERG - Pultusk, Wyszkow, Warszawa,
KRAVCHENKO/KRAWZENKO - Nizhyn,Chernigov,
EHRENFREUND, KELLERMAN - Tarnow,Krakow
REITMAN, ZALEFSKY - Shereshevo, FINKELSTEIN - Shchedrin,
SORKIN - Kapustino, Rogachev


Northern Alberta Jewish Pioneers - Interviews #general

Mel Comisarow <melcom@...>
 

In 1973-75 the Province of Alberta Archives tape-recorded interviews with
many of the Jewish pioneers of Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Most of the
interviewees would have been born between 1890 and 1910. The
interviewees were >from Edmonton, and the surrounding towns of
Vegreville, Montifiore, Rumsey and Viking. These interviews are little
known. For example, In the summer of 1999 I encountered five individuals
who were unaware that their parents or grandparents had been interviewed
and so on 3 August 1999 I made a posting that listed the names of the
interviewees and information on how to obtain copies of the interviews.
Well, I recently encountered two brothers who didn't know their parents
had been interviewed, so I post again to call attention to my earlier
posting. My earlier posting can be retrieved via the web page
http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~archpop .
I also note that the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton
and Northern Alberta (JAHSENA), http://www.jahsena.ca/ , has more
recent interviews and family histories that can be searched on-line.

Mel Comisarow


NY Orphanage Asylum - How to Find the Records #general

phylliskramer1@...
 

We now have the AHJS records of the NY Orphanage Asylum digitized, but as yet
we do not have an index, so you cannot query the file. Unless you want to browse
thousands of pages, try this method:

1. Go to the Center for Jewish History site / Hebrew Orphan Asylum records at
http://www.cjh.org/collections/genealogy/HOA.php

2. Query your surname and note the dates of admission and discharge (i was
interested in Stecher, Jennie, Date Discharged: 7/12/1900, Box: 14 ).

3. Go to the Digitized Images at
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1611&path=
(or go to the Jewish History collection and click on NY Orphan Asylum)

4.Locate the microfilmed roll with the discharge date (in my case, roll 1:
discharge records 1899-1906; 648 images!). I found these discharge papers
are in date order; they begin on page 8 (box 14). I selected a few at random
(using the page number facility) until i zeroed in on the date i wanted,
July 12th,1900 and it worked! These might help:
page 30 = 3/28/1900; page 50=8/19/1900; page75=2/1901; p125=9/1901;
p 225=3/1903; p495=4/1905;

It's not fast, but at least it's quicker than browsing. Maybe someday we will
have at least an index of the box numbers by microfilm pages...would make a
good project for anyone interested.

Happy Hunting
Phyllis
phylliskramer1@att.net
VP, Education, JewishGen, Inc.