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Zionists MELTZER #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for information and the family of Dr. Nathan MELTZER, one of
the first members of the Marxist-Zionist Movement, Po'alei Tzion, son
of Shalom Meltzer of Rohatyn, one of the first Zionists and a friend
of Theodore Herzl who was a son of David Meltzer.

--
Neil Rosenstein

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Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Zionists MELTZER #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Looking for information and the family of Dr. Nathan MELTZER, one of
the first members of the Marxist-Zionist Movement, Po'alei Tzion, son
of Shalom Meltzer of Rohatyn, one of the first Zionists and a friend
of Theodore Herzl who was a son of David Meltzer.

--
Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR NOTE: Please send contact information privately.


Family name of R' Yisrael (of ostrog) ben R'Yosef of Breznitz (Volyn not Czeck) #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am researching a missing link between my generation and the Mahara"l
(of Prague) and the MaHaRSHa"L.

My gggreatgrandfather was a R'Yisrael of Ostrog son of a R' Yosef (
possibly the rav of) Breznitz. Yisrael was a follower of Yehoshua
HESCHEL of Apta. He came to Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) during the 19th
cent. and was repotedly buried in Tveria (Tiberias).

His mother (name not known to me) was a descendant of the MaHaRa"L of
Prague and the MaHaRSHa"L through reb. Naftali KATZ, a.k.a. as "The
Smichas Chachamim" (name of the book he authored). His mother seems to
be the daughter of two Rabbis of Kremenetz, Reb. Shmuel and his son
Arieh Leib during the 18th cent.

Yisrael's son married into the family of the ADMO"R of Lechowitz thus
being related by marriage to the Karlin Chassidic family.

There is a theory in the family that Yisrael's family name was
ROSENBAUM (I don't know the basis for this idea). Yisrael"s children
adopted the family name SCHECHTER presumably based on their profession
of being shochtim (ritual slaughterers). One of Yisrael's descendants
is Reb. Yacov Meir SCHECHTER, one of the main leaders of the Breslev
Chassidim. I am not sure how far back their family were Breslevers but
there is a family rumor that we are descendant >from Reb Nachman of
Breslev's sister.

If anyone can shed any light on the above Yisrael ben Yosef of Ostrog,
I would greatly appreciate it.

I have been in touch with various Chassidic forums (Karlin-Stolin and
Lechowitz) and have perused several geneaological sources tracing the
descendants of the Mahara"l , Maharsha"l and Naftali KATZ but have not
found in these source "my" line after the above mentioned Rabbis of
Kremenetz.

TIA and Shana tova/Happy New Year to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Family name of R' Yisrael (of ostrog) ben R'Yosef of Breznitz (Volyn not Czeck) #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I am researching a missing link between my generation and the Mahara"l
(of Prague) and the MaHaRSHa"L.

My gggreatgrandfather was a R'Yisrael of Ostrog son of a R' Yosef (
possibly the rav of) Breznitz. Yisrael was a follower of Yehoshua
HESCHEL of Apta. He came to Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) during the 19th
cent. and was repotedly buried in Tveria (Tiberias).

His mother (name not known to me) was a descendant of the MaHaRa"L of
Prague and the MaHaRSHa"L through reb. Naftali KATZ, a.k.a. as "The
Smichas Chachamim" (name of the book he authored). His mother seems to
be the daughter of two Rabbis of Kremenetz, Reb. Shmuel and his son
Arieh Leib during the 18th cent.

Yisrael's son married into the family of the ADMO"R of Lechowitz thus
being related by marriage to the Karlin Chassidic family.

There is a theory in the family that Yisrael's family name was
ROSENBAUM (I don't know the basis for this idea). Yisrael"s children
adopted the family name SCHECHTER presumably based on their profession
of being shochtim (ritual slaughterers). One of Yisrael's descendants
is Reb. Yacov Meir SCHECHTER, one of the main leaders of the Breslev
Chassidim. I am not sure how far back their family were Breslevers but
there is a family rumor that we are descendant >from Reb Nachman of
Breslev's sister.

If anyone can shed any light on the above Yisrael ben Yosef of Ostrog,
I would greatly appreciate it.

I have been in touch with various Chassidic forums (Karlin-Stolin and
Lechowitz) and have perused several geneaological sources tracing the
descendants of the Mahara"l , Maharsha"l and Naftali KATZ but have not
found in these source "my" line after the above mentioned Rabbis of
Kremenetz.

TIA and Shana tova/Happy New Year to all.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem


Nadvorna Rebbe #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Who was the Rebbe R. Jacob Issachar Ber Rosenbaum, Admur Nadworna-Bnei
Brak, born in Seret in 1930 and died in March 2012, buried on the Mt.
of Olives, married in 1960 to?

Neil Rosenstein


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Nadvorna Rebbe #rabbinic

Neil@...
 

Who was the Rebbe R. Jacob Issachar Ber Rosenbaum, Admur Nadworna-Bnei
Brak, born in Seret in 1930 and died in March 2012, buried on the Mt.
of Olives, married in 1960 to?

Neil Rosenstein


Issue 119 of Genealo-J is published #sephardic

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 119, Fall 2014 has just been published

Bernard Lyon-Caen begins a series of study of several interconnected
Jewish families famous in the fields of furniture, advertisement and
radio namely Chouchan, Levitan, Bleustein and others. The first paper
deals with the Chouchan family. This surname is supposed to come >from
the Hebrew word Shoushan, the rose, and has many orthographic variants
from Szuszan in Poland to Bensoussan in North Africa. The present
Chouchan family originates >from Grodno, on the Niemen river in
Lithuania, and successively in Poland, USSR and Byelorussia. Most of
them left Grodno for France between 1890 and 1914 and almost all of them
became furniture dealers : their shops were often competing in the same
streets ! Some of these firms, such as Galerie Barbes, have reached an
international fame.

Pascal Faustini, who is a known specialist of Lorraine and Metz, focuses
this time on Morocco and the family Harrosch, Harroch, Haroche.
Genealogical research in Morocco is difficult since official records are
only available since 1912. The name Harrosch derives >from the Hebrew
ha-rosh (the head) and is found in the 15th century in Spain and later
many times in cemeteries and documents in several Moroccan cities. A
whole lineage of rabbis can be followed first to a R. Joseph ben Isaac
Harrosch born ca. 1690. He is also the ancestor of my friend Serge
Harroche, who obtained the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2012 and whose
genealogy was totally unknown. The family tradition tells that the
Harrosch came >from Spain. Faustini found a very famous scholar Ascher
ben Jehiel, born in Germany around 1250 who travelled to Cologne, Savoy,
Provence, Barcelone and finally settled in Toledo where he died in 1328.
He was nicknamed Ha-Rosh and the nickname Aros is found several times in
Spain before the expulsion 0f 1492. Faustini concludes that the present
Harrosch and Haroche families are descendents of Ascher b. Jehiel.

In Anne-Marie Fribourg’s family, a mysterious “Ovar uncle” was
mentioned, who was said to come “>from elsewhere and >from no country”. An
article traces Howard Dieudonne Loria's route (1866-1947). Born in
Liverpool, French in Egypt; an orphan at 16 in Alexandria, he became a
graduate of the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures of Paris and a
plant manager at Orchamps in the French Jura.

Vital recording for Tunisians was established in 1886 only. The
resulting registers have been available at the Center for French
Diplomatic Archives in La Courneuve for a few years.Yet using them was
very difficult due to their fragmentation and the complete lack of
decennial charts. 25 members of the CGJ have been working for 18 months
to allow survey and research of these vital records. The resulting
database, called Becane, now available on our Website, is a primary tool
for the genealogy of Tunisian Jews. Thierry Samama details this database.

Since its official foundation in 1753 the Jewish community in Luneville
(Lorraine) has been successively made up >from four kinds of migrants;
inhabitants >from Metz and Alsace, inhabitants >from “Alsace-Lorraine” who
wished to remain French citizens after 1871, migrants >from Eastern
Europe, and refugees >from Algeria in 1962 – most of them coming >from the
M'zab (north of Sahara). Françoise Job shows that the melting pot
eventually worked : ashkenaz-sefarad marriages took place.

>from a diary held by Edgard See between November 1, 1942 and October
12, 1943 - the day before his arrest and his deportation - Michele
Feldman traces back her grandfather's life in Paris during the war. She
also analyzes his family tree and finds an ancestor Schlomo See born in
Bergheim (Alsace) around 1718. Among his descendents, she quotes Reissel
See, an heroine during the French Revolution, Camille See, a politician
who obtained the right for secondary education for girls, and Leopold
See, the first Jew to reach the rank of general in the French Army.

Pierrette Ouazana studies a vital record >from Mascara, Algeria, 1856. It
deals with the wedding of Nessim Darmon with Rebecca bent Ouazana. She
explains how is a record to be read, what information can it bring
forward about the family, and how a careful study of a record can throw
light on entangled family links.

On his way >from the Tafilalet,Morocco, to the Holy Land, the revered
Rabbi Yaakov Abehsera passed away in Damanhur, Egypt in 1880. He was the
most famous rabbi of this Moroccan rabbinical dynasty, described by
Mathilde Tagger. His works and descendants are well known. Nevertheless
there exist several versions explaining the origin of his surname
Abehsera (man with a mat, mat maker, sitting on a mat) but only one
version points out at Jubar near Damascus, Syria as the origin of the
family. Which is to be trusted ?

As mentioned in this issue of our Journal, the 4 volumes of the
Proceedings of the 2012 Paris International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy organized by the CGJ are now available. They can be obtained
in English or in French, in colors or in black & white or downloaded
from the website. See our website www.genealoj.org/en for details.
Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Issue 119 of Genealo-J is published #sephardic

Georges Graner <georges.graner@...>
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 119, Fall 2014 has just been published

Bernard Lyon-Caen begins a series of study of several interconnected
Jewish families famous in the fields of furniture, advertisement and
radio namely Chouchan, Levitan, Bleustein and others. The first paper
deals with the Chouchan family. This surname is supposed to come >from
the Hebrew word Shoushan, the rose, and has many orthographic variants
from Szuszan in Poland to Bensoussan in North Africa. The present
Chouchan family originates >from Grodno, on the Niemen river in
Lithuania, and successively in Poland, USSR and Byelorussia. Most of
them left Grodno for France between 1890 and 1914 and almost all of them
became furniture dealers : their shops were often competing in the same
streets ! Some of these firms, such as Galerie Barbes, have reached an
international fame.

Pascal Faustini, who is a known specialist of Lorraine and Metz, focuses
this time on Morocco and the family Harrosch, Harroch, Haroche.
Genealogical research in Morocco is difficult since official records are
only available since 1912. The name Harrosch derives >from the Hebrew
ha-rosh (the head) and is found in the 15th century in Spain and later
many times in cemeteries and documents in several Moroccan cities. A
whole lineage of rabbis can be followed first to a R. Joseph ben Isaac
Harrosch born ca. 1690. He is also the ancestor of my friend Serge
Harroche, who obtained the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2012 and whose
genealogy was totally unknown. The family tradition tells that the
Harrosch came >from Spain. Faustini found a very famous scholar Ascher
ben Jehiel, born in Germany around 1250 who travelled to Cologne, Savoy,
Provence, Barcelone and finally settled in Toledo where he died in 1328.
He was nicknamed Ha-Rosh and the nickname Aros is found several times in
Spain before the expulsion 0f 1492. Faustini concludes that the present
Harrosch and Haroche families are descendents of Ascher b. Jehiel.

In Anne-Marie Fribourg’s family, a mysterious “Ovar uncle” was
mentioned, who was said to come “>from elsewhere and >from no country”. An
article traces Howard Dieudonne Loria's route (1866-1947). Born in
Liverpool, French in Egypt; an orphan at 16 in Alexandria, he became a
graduate of the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures of Paris and a
plant manager at Orchamps in the French Jura.

Vital recording for Tunisians was established in 1886 only. The
resulting registers have been available at the Center for French
Diplomatic Archives in La Courneuve for a few years.Yet using them was
very difficult due to their fragmentation and the complete lack of
decennial charts. 25 members of the CGJ have been working for 18 months
to allow survey and research of these vital records. The resulting
database, called Becane, now available on our Website, is a primary tool
for the genealogy of Tunisian Jews. Thierry Samama details this database.

Since its official foundation in 1753 the Jewish community in Luneville
(Lorraine) has been successively made up >from four kinds of migrants;
inhabitants >from Metz and Alsace, inhabitants >from “Alsace-Lorraine” who
wished to remain French citizens after 1871, migrants >from Eastern
Europe, and refugees >from Algeria in 1962 – most of them coming >from the
M'zab (north of Sahara). Françoise Job shows that the melting pot
eventually worked : ashkenaz-sefarad marriages took place.

>from a diary held by Edgard See between November 1, 1942 and October
12, 1943 - the day before his arrest and his deportation - Michele
Feldman traces back her grandfather's life in Paris during the war. She
also analyzes his family tree and finds an ancestor Schlomo See born in
Bergheim (Alsace) around 1718. Among his descendents, she quotes Reissel
See, an heroine during the French Revolution, Camille See, a politician
who obtained the right for secondary education for girls, and Leopold
See, the first Jew to reach the rank of general in the French Army.

Pierrette Ouazana studies a vital record >from Mascara, Algeria, 1856. It
deals with the wedding of Nessim Darmon with Rebecca bent Ouazana. She
explains how is a record to be read, what information can it bring
forward about the family, and how a careful study of a record can throw
light on entangled family links.

On his way >from the Tafilalet,Morocco, to the Holy Land, the revered
Rabbi Yaakov Abehsera passed away in Damanhur, Egypt in 1880. He was the
most famous rabbi of this Moroccan rabbinical dynasty, described by
Mathilde Tagger. His works and descendants are well known. Nevertheless
there exist several versions explaining the origin of his surname
Abehsera (man with a mat, mat maker, sitting on a mat) but only one
version points out at Jubar near Damascus, Syria as the origin of the
family. Which is to be trusted ?

As mentioned in this issue of our Journal, the 4 volumes of the
Proceedings of the 2012 Paris International Conference on Jewish
Genealogy organized by the CGJ are now available. They can be obtained
in English or in French, in colors or in black & white or downloaded
from the website. See our website www.genealoj.org/en for details.
Georges Graner (Paris-France)


Re: Could ALGAZE family from Constantinople be related to ALGAZE family from Izmir? #sephardic

Barbara Algaze
 

A public thank you to all those who responded to my August posting about
trying to connect two ALGAZE families >from different towns in Turkey.
I have personally thanked each individual, but I wanted to share the
feedback I received with the SIG group members.

One person said that ALGAZE is a common surname...which I have learned
through my many years of research.
One person suggested that I check the South American database records on
www.FamilySearch.org
One person gave me details of two of his own family members marrying into
ALGAZE families.
One person suggested that I contact Mr. Dan KAZEZ (He has many records
from Turkey in a database)
Another person suggested that I contact Dr. Dov HaCOHEN ( a professional
genealogist, and highly knowledgeable with regard to the Jewish community
of Izmir).
And three separate individuals suggested that I have DNA tests done on
individuals of each family.
It looks as if DNA is the way to go.

Thank you to all.
I hope the above is helpful to others.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze3@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Third party personal e-mail addresses have been removed
in accordance with JewishGen's privacy policy. Please contact Barbara
Algaze for contact information.


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Re: Could ALGAZE family from Constantinople be related to ALGAZE family from Izmir? #sephardic

Barbara Algaze
 

A public thank you to all those who responded to my August posting about
trying to connect two ALGAZE families >from different towns in Turkey.
I have personally thanked each individual, but I wanted to share the
feedback I received with the SIG group members.

One person said that ALGAZE is a common surname...which I have learned
through my many years of research.
One person suggested that I check the South American database records on
www.FamilySearch.org
One person gave me details of two of his own family members marrying into
ALGAZE families.
One person suggested that I contact Mr. Dan KAZEZ (He has many records
from Turkey in a database)
Another person suggested that I contact Dr. Dov HaCOHEN ( a professional
genealogist, and highly knowledgeable with regard to the Jewish community
of Izmir).
And three separate individuals suggested that I have DNA tests done on
individuals of each family.
It looks as if DNA is the way to go.

Thank you to all.
I hope the above is helpful to others.

Barbara Algaze
Los Angeles, California
Algaze3@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Third party personal e-mail addresses have been removed
in accordance with JewishGen's privacy policy. Please contact Barbara
Algaze for contact information.


Re: 1932 Beheading in Austria? #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

My mother told a similar story of beheading, this time in Poland. She didn't
witness the act, but saw the headless body in Brest-Litovsk of a robbed man,
probably Jewish, who had come for a visit >from America. My mother came to the
US in 1928, so this was sometime earlier.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
MINOWITZKI, MINOWICKI, MINOFF-Brest-Litovsk, Wysoka-Litovsk-BELARUS
HERSFELD, HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Skarawaza, Selets,
Gliniany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA

miunthel@...@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:
My grandfather told my father that when he was living in Austria, he stepped
out of a theater that was showing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He said that as he
exited a theater, he witnessed a beheading,perpetrated by mounted men.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1932 Beheading in Austria? #general

Joseph Hirschfield
 

My mother told a similar story of beheading, this time in Poland. She didn't
witness the act, but saw the headless body in Brest-Litovsk of a robbed man,
probably Jewish, who had come for a visit >from America. My mother came to the
US in 1928, so this was sometime earlier.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI
MINOWITZKI, MINOWICKI, MINOFF-Brest-Litovsk, Wysoka-Litovsk-BELARUS
HERSFELD, HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM-Skarawaza, Selets,
Gliniany, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA

miunthel@...@lyris.jewishgen.org writes:
My grandfather told my father that when he was living in Austria, he stepped
out of a theater that was showing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He said that as he
exited a theater, he witnessed a beheading,perpetrated by mounted men.


WERTHEIM-GITERMAN Y-DNA study #dna

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

We would like to announce that our article: "Connecting to the Great
Rabbinic Families through Y-DNA: The Savran-Bendery Chassidic Dynasty," has
been accepted for publication in the Surname DNA Journal. Anyone with a
history of descent >from Rabbi Aryeh Leib WERTHEIM, or his brother, Rabbi
Moshe Tzvi GITERMAN, may have an interest in this article. You may request
a pre-publication draft directly >from the study authors, Jeffrey Mark Paull,
and Jeffrey Briskman.

Kol Tuv,

Jeffrey Mark Paull
saxkat@...


DNA Research #DNA WERTHEIM-GITERMAN Y-DNA study #dna

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

We would like to announce that our article: "Connecting to the Great
Rabbinic Families through Y-DNA: The Savran-Bendery Chassidic Dynasty," has
been accepted for publication in the Surname DNA Journal. Anyone with a
history of descent >from Rabbi Aryeh Leib WERTHEIM, or his brother, Rabbi
Moshe Tzvi GITERMAN, may have an interest in this article. You may request
a pre-publication draft directly >from the study authors, Jeffrey Mark Paull,
and Jeffrey Briskman.

Kol Tuv,

Jeffrey Mark Paull
saxkat@...


Y-DNA Study of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev's Lineage #dna

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

We would like to announce that we are initiating a Y-DNA study of Rabbi Levi
Yitzchak of Berdichev's lineage. The purpose of the study is to identify
his Y-DNA signature, which will enable many of his paternal descendants from
all over the world to connect to his lineage. Anyone with a history of
descent >from Rabbi Yitzchak of Berdichev, or his Derbaremdiker descendants,
is invited to participate in our study. Y-DNA testing through FTDNA will be
offered to documented descendants at a significantly discounted research
rate. Please contact the study authors, Jeffrey Mark Paull or Jeffrey
Briskman for more information.

Kol Tuv,

Jeffrey Mark Paull
saxkat@...


DNA Research #DNA Y-DNA Study of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev's Lineage #dna

Jeffrey Mark Paull
 

We would like to announce that we are initiating a Y-DNA study of Rabbi Levi
Yitzchak of Berdichev's lineage. The purpose of the study is to identify
his Y-DNA signature, which will enable many of his paternal descendants from
all over the world to connect to his lineage. Anyone with a history of
descent >from Rabbi Yitzchak of Berdichev, or his Derbaremdiker descendants,
is invited to participate in our study. Y-DNA testing through FTDNA will be
offered to documented descendants at a significantly discounted research
rate. Please contact the study authors, Jeffrey Mark Paull or Jeffrey
Briskman for more information.

Kol Tuv,

Jeffrey Mark Paull
saxkat@...


Community in Russia, Belarus or Latvia #general

Bonnie Keyser <bonkey3@...>
 

I am searching for a community spelled on various manifests as ROONA, ROWNA or ROUNA.
Has anybody any information about this place?

Bonnie Keyser
West Chester, Pa
USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Community in Russia, Belarus or Latvia #general

Bonnie Keyser <bonkey3@...>
 

I am searching for a community spelled on various manifests as ROONA, ROWNA or ROUNA.
Has anybody any information about this place?

Bonnie Keyser
West Chester, Pa
USA


Headstone Info Requested - Saddle Brook, NJ #general

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

If anyone will be going to the Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, NJ this yontiff,
would it be possible to look up two headstones, side by side, and send me
information on the inscriptions? The inscriptions on the photos I have are not
readable. Please contact me directly and I can provide more information.

Thank you and Shana Tova,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, VT

GREENBERG, GRIBELYUK, ROSETSKY Pyatigory, Zhashkov and SILVERMAN/SILBERMAN,
TABACHNIK, Kremenets


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Headstone Info Requested - Saddle Brook, NJ #general

Fern Blood <feblood@...>
 

If anyone will be going to the Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, NJ this yontiff,
would it be possible to look up two headstones, side by side, and send me
information on the inscriptions? The inscriptions on the photos I have are not
readable. Please contact me directly and I can provide more information.

Thank you and Shana Tova,
Fern Greenberg Blood
Waterbury, VT

GREENBERG, GRIBELYUK, ROSETSKY Pyatigory, Zhashkov and SILVERMAN/SILBERMAN,
TABACHNIK, Kremenets

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