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Re: The Reverend vs. Rabbi #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Judith Romney Wegner" <jrw@...> wrote

I still think "rev is >from reverend" is Anglo-Saxon ;-) folk etymology.
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.

Well, I must beg to differ. "Rev" certainly is not a corruption of "Rav"
if that is what you are thinking. Anglo-Jews were not in the habit of
calling (or even thinking of) their rabbis as "Rav". My own synagogue's
spiritual leaders before and during WW2 were the Rev. Berman and the Rev.
Venitt -- both of whom completed smikhah after the war and were thereafte
addressed as Rabbi.
And my great-uncle was Reverend Joseph Rabinowitz of Dalston Synagogue,
later given semicha to become Rabbi Joseph Rabinowitz.

The title of a Christian (non-Catholic) minister is Reverend, shortened to
Rev, and so any Jewish minister was given this honorific. Chief Rabbi Hertz
I can find described as the Very Rev Dr J H Hertz
www.come-and-hear.com/talmud/nezikin_h.html.

Nick Landau
London, UK

--
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Reverend vs. Rabbi #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Judith Romney Wegner" <jrw@...> wrote

I still think "rev is >from reverend" is Anglo-Saxon ;-) folk etymology.
--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.

Well, I must beg to differ. "Rev" certainly is not a corruption of "Rav"
if that is what you are thinking. Anglo-Jews were not in the habit of
calling (or even thinking of) their rabbis as "Rav". My own synagogue's
spiritual leaders before and during WW2 were the Rev. Berman and the Rev.
Venitt -- both of whom completed smikhah after the war and were thereafte
addressed as Rabbi.
And my great-uncle was Reverend Joseph Rabinowitz of Dalston Synagogue,
later given semicha to become Rabbi Joseph Rabinowitz.

The title of a Christian (non-Catholic) minister is Reverend, shortened to
Rev, and so any Jewish minister was given this honorific. Chief Rabbi Hertz
I can find described as the Very Rev Dr J H Hertz
www.come-and-hear.com/talmud/nezikin_h.html.

Nick Landau
London, UK

--
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Naming an infant who died at birth #general

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

According to the "Shulhan Arukh" -

"An infant who dies before circumcision, whether
within the eight days or thereafter, must be circumcised
at the grave... but no benedictions should be pronounced
at this circumcision. He should be given a name to
perpetuate his memory, and that mercy may be shown him
from Heaven to be included in the resurrection of the dead,
and that he may then have sufficient understanding
to recognize his father and his mother..."

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naming an infant who died at birth #general

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

According to the "Shulhan Arukh" -

"An infant who dies before circumcision, whether
within the eight days or thereafter, must be circumcised
at the grave... but no benedictions should be pronounced
at this circumcision. He should be given a name to
perpetuate his memory, and that mercy may be shown him
from Heaven to be included in the resurrection of the dead,
and that he may then have sufficient understanding
to recognize his father and his mother..."

Beryl Baleson
Israel.
balden@...


Re: Descendants of the Chidushei HaRim #rabbinic

Mordechai Heymann <Marc@...>
 

On 2005.0623, Tsila Arad Montag <silaarad@...> wrote:

I am looking for information about my gggggparents Hadas/Hudes and
Zevil/Zenvil BRODER. Hudes was one of the daugters of the Chidushei
HaRim, the first Gerer Rebbe. [...] Shaye FISH was married to
the BRODERs' daughter [...]

Tsila,

You can find an extensive (albeit incomplete) list of descendants
of the Chidushei HaRim, Yitzchak Meir ROTTENBERG (ALTER), and of
the BRODER family down to the present day on my web site
http://www.heymannfamily.com

My wife is the ggg granddaughter of the Rim.

I am happy to correspond with any descendants and endeavour to add
to that tree.


Rebbe Yitzchak Meir ALTER was born in 1798 in Mognuszew, Poland, and
lived in Gora Kalwaria (otherwise known as Gur or Ger >from which his
Hassidim took their name). He died 10 Mar 1866 (23rd Adar I 5626).
His wife was Feigele LIPSCHITZ.

One of their daughters, Leah Haddasa ALTER, married Rabbi Shmuel
Zinvil BRODER. What is your source for the name "Hudes"? Perhaps
it is a diminutive of "Haddasa."


Their daughters were Feigel (married Itzchak Meyer ERLICH), Ester
Tsina (born 1845), and Chana (born 1847). I do not have the FISH
family or descendants of their daughters.

Rebbe Yitzchak Meir ROTTENBERG ALTER traced his ancestry to the
great scholar, Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (the MaHaRa"M) of the
Thirteenth Century.

Shavua Tov

Mordechai Heymann
Melbourne, Australia


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Descendants of the Chidushei HaRim #rabbinic

Mordechai Heymann <Marc@...>
 

On 2005.0623, Tsila Arad Montag <silaarad@...> wrote:

I am looking for information about my gggggparents Hadas/Hudes and
Zevil/Zenvil BRODER. Hudes was one of the daugters of the Chidushei
HaRim, the first Gerer Rebbe. [...] Shaye FISH was married to
the BRODERs' daughter [...]

Tsila,

You can find an extensive (albeit incomplete) list of descendants
of the Chidushei HaRim, Yitzchak Meir ROTTENBERG (ALTER), and of
the BRODER family down to the present day on my web site
http://www.heymannfamily.com

My wife is the ggg granddaughter of the Rim.

I am happy to correspond with any descendants and endeavour to add
to that tree.


Rebbe Yitzchak Meir ALTER was born in 1798 in Mognuszew, Poland, and
lived in Gora Kalwaria (otherwise known as Gur or Ger >from which his
Hassidim took their name). He died 10 Mar 1866 (23rd Adar I 5626).
His wife was Feigele LIPSCHITZ.

One of their daughters, Leah Haddasa ALTER, married Rabbi Shmuel
Zinvil BRODER. What is your source for the name "Hudes"? Perhaps
it is a diminutive of "Haddasa."


Their daughters were Feigel (married Itzchak Meyer ERLICH), Ester
Tsina (born 1845), and Chana (born 1847). I do not have the FISH
family or descendants of their daughters.

Rebbe Yitzchak Meir ROTTENBERG ALTER traced his ancestry to the
great scholar, Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (the MaHaRa"M) of the
Thirteenth Century.

Shavua Tov

Mordechai Heymann
Melbourne, Australia


Re: "The Cousinhood" follow-up? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<bxzi@...> wrote
I am doing research into the Anglo-Jewish aristocracy. Bermant's "The
Cousinhood" is very helpful but unfortunately, it is about 35 years
old.

Does anyone know of anything that has been published since on this same
subject matter?
See this website of a course >from the Univ of Manchester Centre for Jewish
Studies Anglo-Jewry 2000 by Dr Sharman Kardish www.mucjs.org/sk01.htm which
contains an extensive booklist.

It includes a book by our colleague "Economic History of the Jews in
England" (Oxford 1983).

This is the Library List of the Jewish Genealogical Society of GB
www.jgsgb.org.uk/LibraryList.pdf.

This dissertation www.art.man.ac.uk/HISTORY/research/workingpapers/wp_51.pdf
on Jews during the Great War has numerous references.

This includes references to Vivian Lipman's "Social History of the Jews of
England" and "A History of the Jews in Britain Since 1858".

You could also contact Sharman Kardish, Prof Tony Kushner (Southampton
Univ - my alma mater but in Maths) or Prof David Cesarani (Royal Holloway
College).

It was an almost disappeared world when Bermant wrote about it in c1970. It
is certainly a disappeared world now.

In 1942, Sir Robert Waley-Cohen was elected President of the United
Synagogue and he died in 1952.

The Central Synagogue in the West End of London was consecrated in 1948
www.brijnet.org/centralsyn/shul_history.shtml.

As an aside the Chief Rabbi, Joseph Hertz, was assisted by Rev Simeon Isaacs
and Rev A Stoutzker. Isaacs was Minister of the Synagogue.

A relation of his, Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen was elected Lord Mayor of London
in 1960.

His son was barmitzvah at the synagogue and the celebration was at Mansion
House. The Waley-Cohens had been members of the synagogue for 4 generations.

In 1962 Isaac Wolfson, also a member of the synagogue was knighted. Shortly
afterwards Isaac Wolfson was elected President of the United Synagogue.

Wolfson was an Orthodox Jew >from Glasgow. In
http://www.act.org.nz/item.aspx/24112 it says that Wolfson was a Jewish boy
from the Gorbals. It also quotes someone saying that Wolfson's family were
dirt poor.

In the early Sixties the Rev Cyril Shine became Rabbi on receiving his
rabbinical diploma.

This year at Aintree where the Grand National is run one of the races was
won by a horse ridden by one Waley-Cohen and trained by another.

A Robert Waley-Cohen is a Director of the Countryside Alliance, which
principally was formed to oppose the hunting ban in England.

There are 19 Google references to Waley-Cohen and synagogue, 253 references
to Waley-Cohen and hunt.

Today the people who run the United Synagogue are Orthodox Jews. The Chief
Exec is a rabbi. It is true that the Chief Rabbi has recently been knighted
and the former one was a life peer.

Nick Landau
London, UK


COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: "The Cousinhood" follow-up? #general

Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<bxzi@...> wrote
I am doing research into the Anglo-Jewish aristocracy. Bermant's "The
Cousinhood" is very helpful but unfortunately, it is about 35 years
old.

Does anyone know of anything that has been published since on this same
subject matter?
See this website of a course >from the Univ of Manchester Centre for Jewish
Studies Anglo-Jewry 2000 by Dr Sharman Kardish www.mucjs.org/sk01.htm which
contains an extensive booklist.

It includes a book by our colleague "Economic History of the Jews in
England" (Oxford 1983).

This is the Library List of the Jewish Genealogical Society of GB
www.jgsgb.org.uk/LibraryList.pdf.

This dissertation www.art.man.ac.uk/HISTORY/research/workingpapers/wp_51.pdf
on Jews during the Great War has numerous references.

This includes references to Vivian Lipman's "Social History of the Jews of
England" and "A History of the Jews in Britain Since 1858".

You could also contact Sharman Kardish, Prof Tony Kushner (Southampton
Univ - my alma mater but in Maths) or Prof David Cesarani (Royal Holloway
College).

It was an almost disappeared world when Bermant wrote about it in c1970. It
is certainly a disappeared world now.

In 1942, Sir Robert Waley-Cohen was elected President of the United
Synagogue and he died in 1952.

The Central Synagogue in the West End of London was consecrated in 1948
www.brijnet.org/centralsyn/shul_history.shtml.

As an aside the Chief Rabbi, Joseph Hertz, was assisted by Rev Simeon Isaacs
and Rev A Stoutzker. Isaacs was Minister of the Synagogue.

A relation of his, Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen was elected Lord Mayor of London
in 1960.

His son was barmitzvah at the synagogue and the celebration was at Mansion
House. The Waley-Cohens had been members of the synagogue for 4 generations.

In 1962 Isaac Wolfson, also a member of the synagogue was knighted. Shortly
afterwards Isaac Wolfson was elected President of the United Synagogue.

Wolfson was an Orthodox Jew >from Glasgow. In
http://www.act.org.nz/item.aspx/24112 it says that Wolfson was a Jewish boy
from the Gorbals. It also quotes someone saying that Wolfson's family were
dirt poor.

In the early Sixties the Rev Cyril Shine became Rabbi on receiving his
rabbinical diploma.

This year at Aintree where the Grand National is run one of the races was
won by a horse ridden by one Waley-Cohen and trained by another.

A Robert Waley-Cohen is a Director of the Countryside Alliance, which
principally was formed to oppose the hunting ban in England.

There are 19 Google references to Waley-Cohen and synagogue, 253 references
to Waley-Cohen and hunt.

Today the people who run the United Synagogue are Orthodox Jews. The Chief
Exec is a rabbi. It is true that the Chief Rabbi has recently been knighted
and the former one was a life peer.

Nick Landau
London, UK


COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)


Re: The Reverend vs. Rabbi #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Nick wrote on 26 jun 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I don't believe that I am allowed to quote directly >from the Guardian
obituary for Rev Isaac Levy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1475185,00.html

This article describes the nomenclature "Rabbi" as an optional extra.
You might like say that it was like a university lecturer having a
PhD. At one time it was less common, whereas these days it is more or
less unheard of.

Anyone who hasn't got a semicha is given the title Reverend, which
corresponds no doubt to the Christian title.
I don't read the word "reverend" in the Guardian article, Nick.

I still think "rev is >from reverend" is Anglo-Saxon ;-) folk etymology.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: The Reverend vs. Rabbi #general

Evertjan. <exjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Nick wrote on 26 jun 2005 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

I don't believe that I am allowed to quote directly >from the Guardian
obituary for Rev Isaac Levy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1475185,00.html

This article describes the nomenclature "Rabbi" as an optional extra.
You might like say that it was like a university lecturer having a
PhD. At one time it was less common, whereas these days it is more or
less unheard of.

Anyone who hasn't got a semicha is given the title Reverend, which
corresponds no doubt to the Christian title.
I don't read the word "reverend" in the Guardian article, Nick.

I still think "rev is >from reverend" is Anglo-Saxon ;-) folk etymology.

--
Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
(Replace all crosses with dots in my emailaddress)


Naming a baby who dies at birth #general

Gilda and Bob Kurtzman <gildak@...>
 

The Jewish cemeteries in Israel have special sections for children who died
young. Some have names because they died at the age of several years.

My grandmother had a son in the US, who died several days after birth (and
before the brit). He was buried with a secular name and there is no Hebrew
name for him in the cemetery records. The secular name has no signifcant
meaning for Orthodox people.

Gilda Kurtzman
Petach Tikva, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Naming a baby who dies at birth #general

Gilda and Bob Kurtzman <gildak@...>
 

The Jewish cemeteries in Israel have special sections for children who died
young. Some have names because they died at the age of several years.

My grandmother had a son in the US, who died several days after birth (and
before the brit). He was buried with a secular name and there is no Hebrew
name for him in the cemetery records. The secular name has no signifcant
meaning for Orthodox people.

Gilda Kurtzman
Petach Tikva, Israel


Fw: Researching: FURMAGER, FERMAGER #france

Carla Montie <swim_mimi@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Carla Montie
To: FrenchSIG@...
Cc: GerSIG@...
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:38 PM
Subject: Researching: FURMAGER, FERMAGER


I have been a member of Jewish Gen since 2001 and have not been thoroughly
successful in scaling the brick wall! I therefore decided to join both the
French and German Sigs. in hopes of solving my problem.

To briefly summarize: my maternal grandmother was born to a German Jewish
Father, Julius Haim FARMER, and a Sephardic Mother, Miriam CARCOS, on the
island of Jamaica , when it was The British West Indies.

In all the Jamaican records there is only one Jewish FARMER Family and I
have found only one Jewish Benjamin FARMER, in London, 1790, who was a
timber merchant for Jamaica.

The Jamaican Anglo-German Synagogue records show an Isaac FARMER arriving in
Falmouth, JA. in 1812. Isaac was born in Germany, no date given. Isaac had
two sons,* Benjamin and Henry FARMER, both born in Germany in 1818, 1819
respectively. Mother's name unknown.

I am unable to verify that Isaac FARMER is/was the son of Benjamin FARMER,
1790, although this Benjamin belonged to the Ashkenazi The Great Synagogue.
The family name FARMER is not normally considered a Jewish surname.
However, if Benjamin left the Alsace-Lorraine area prior to 1790, he could
have changed his family name (or transliterated it) >from FURMAGER or
FERMAGER.

Is it possible that either of these names is known as a Jewish surname in
Alsace-Lorraine? In checking in the Oxford English Dictionary, the old
English name: FARMER, meant tax collector for the king. In further reading
from Eleazor-ha-Levi: "Naming Customs for Angevin England", I find that the
two names above: FURMAGER ( possibly German?) and FERMAGER,( old French)
both mean: tax collector as well.

To those >from Alsace-Lorraine, perhaps these two names are familiar ?
Perhaps someone with access to the civil registers of that area prior to
1790, might be able to assist me?

I conclude this first inquiry with the the most common female names: Hilda
(2), Hannah (1) Miriam (2) Rebecca(1) during 2 generations of FARMER'S.

In the 2nd *Benjamin FARMER'S: males: Lewis, Moses Isaac, **Leopold. The
latter **Leopold FARMER had three sons and each of them carried the name:
Leopold as a second name.

In Henry FARMER's family, male names appear as: Moses, Julius Haim, Samuel,
Nathaniel Julius, David Emanuel, Leopold, Cyril Haim.

I thank all in advance just for reading through this list. Perhaps, I'll
get lucky this time and be able to return the favor.

Carla Montie,
Concord, TN, USA
swim_mimi@...


French SIG #France Fw: Researching: FURMAGER, FERMAGER #france

Carla Montie <swim_mimi@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Carla Montie
To: FrenchSIG@...
Cc: GerSIG@...
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:38 PM
Subject: Researching: FURMAGER, FERMAGER


I have been a member of Jewish Gen since 2001 and have not been thoroughly
successful in scaling the brick wall! I therefore decided to join both the
French and German Sigs. in hopes of solving my problem.

To briefly summarize: my maternal grandmother was born to a German Jewish
Father, Julius Haim FARMER, and a Sephardic Mother, Miriam CARCOS, on the
island of Jamaica , when it was The British West Indies.

In all the Jamaican records there is only one Jewish FARMER Family and I
have found only one Jewish Benjamin FARMER, in London, 1790, who was a
timber merchant for Jamaica.

The Jamaican Anglo-German Synagogue records show an Isaac FARMER arriving in
Falmouth, JA. in 1812. Isaac was born in Germany, no date given. Isaac had
two sons,* Benjamin and Henry FARMER, both born in Germany in 1818, 1819
respectively. Mother's name unknown.

I am unable to verify that Isaac FARMER is/was the son of Benjamin FARMER,
1790, although this Benjamin belonged to the Ashkenazi The Great Synagogue.
The family name FARMER is not normally considered a Jewish surname.
However, if Benjamin left the Alsace-Lorraine area prior to 1790, he could
have changed his family name (or transliterated it) >from FURMAGER or
FERMAGER.

Is it possible that either of these names is known as a Jewish surname in
Alsace-Lorraine? In checking in the Oxford English Dictionary, the old
English name: FARMER, meant tax collector for the king. In further reading
from Eleazor-ha-Levi: "Naming Customs for Angevin England", I find that the
two names above: FURMAGER ( possibly German?) and FERMAGER,( old French)
both mean: tax collector as well.

To those >from Alsace-Lorraine, perhaps these two names are familiar ?
Perhaps someone with access to the civil registers of that area prior to
1790, might be able to assist me?

I conclude this first inquiry with the the most common female names: Hilda
(2), Hannah (1) Miriam (2) Rebecca(1) during 2 generations of FARMER'S.

In the 2nd *Benjamin FARMER'S: males: Lewis, Moses Isaac, **Leopold. The
latter **Leopold FARMER had three sons and each of them carried the name:
Leopold as a second name.

In Henry FARMER's family, male names appear as: Moses, Julius Haim, Samuel,
Nathaniel Julius, David Emanuel, Leopold, Cyril Haim.

I thank all in advance just for reading through this list. Perhaps, I'll
get lucky this time and be able to return the favor.

Carla Montie,
Concord, TN, USA
swim_mimi@...


R. Meir of Apta (d. 1831) #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

R. Meir of Apta (d. 1831) is an ancestor of mine, and I am trying to
find out more information about his genealogy. Thanks.

Todd Brody


The Ostrovtzer Rav, Rabbi Leibush ZUCKER #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

I am looking for information on the Ostrovtzer Rav, Rabbi Leibush
ZUCKER, and his father, R. Meir the son of R. Hertzkes who was also
the Ostrovtzer Rav.

They are my ancestors and I would like to better understand their
genealogy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Todd Brody


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R. Meir of Apta (d. 1831) #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

R. Meir of Apta (d. 1831) is an ancestor of mine, and I am trying to
find out more information about his genealogy. Thanks.

Todd Brody


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The Ostrovtzer Rav, Rabbi Leibush ZUCKER #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

I am looking for information on the Ostrovtzer Rav, Rabbi Leibush
ZUCKER, and his father, R. Meir the son of R. Hertzkes who was also
the Ostrovtzer Rav.

They are my ancestors and I would like to better understand their
genealogy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Todd Brody


Is R' Yosef CHARIF linked to the TaZ or the ReMa? #rabbinic

R.C. Klein <rachack@...>
 

Some time ago a received some information in the mail >from a fellow
researcher in New York that my ggg-grandfather (Reuven Chaim KLEIN)
was a grandson of Rav Yosef LICHTIG (CHARIF) HaLevi the Rav of
Zborov, meaning that my gggg-grandfather Binyamin Eliezer
UNGAR-AUERBACH (father of Reuven Chaim KLEIN -- the name UNGAR
AUERBACH was changed to KLEIN) married the daughter of Rav Yosef
CHARIF. At that point, I requested information about Rav Yosef
CHARIF and data about his direct relation to the TaZ (Rabbi Dovid
SEGAL HaLevi).

Upon further investigation (namely the biographical information
about my ggg-grandfather in the 1985 edition of the sefer Shenos
Chaim), I discovered that my ggg-grandfather's mother's father was
actually Rav Yakov HaLevi, the brother of Rav Yosef CHARIF, not Rav
Yosef CHARIF himself. Rav Yaakov HaLevi was the head of the Beis Din
in Wolbrom and then in Krakow.

Rav Yaakov and Rav Yosef were both sons of Rav Tzvi Hirsch HaLevi
LITZAS (sp? the spelling in the sefer is Lamed-Yud-Yud-Tzadi-Alephc-
two lines-Samech) who was the head of the Beis Din in Ambrova (sp?
the spelling in the sefer is Aleph-Mem-Beis-Reish-Aleph-Vav-Vav-
Aleph) who was a direct descendant of the TaZ and the ReMa (Rav
Moshe ISSERLES).

My questions are the following: Is there any documentation or
tradition linking this family to the TaZ and/or ReMa? One strong
proof could be the fact that this family is a family of Leviim which
goes after a patrilineal descent and could easily imply that just
this family is direct male descendants of the TaZ because the TaZ
was also a Levite. But I would really like to know the names of all
or some of the generations between Rav Yakov HaLevi and the TaZ.
Also, I would like to know how this whole thing fits in with the
ReMa. In addition, and probably one of the most important points, I
would like to know what the name is of Rav Yaakov's daughter whom my
gggg-grandfather Binyamin Eliezer UNGAR-AUERBACH married. Also, it
would be really helpful for someone to correct for me the last name
of Rav Tzvi Hirsch and the name of the town in which he was Rav.

Help in this research will be greatly appreciated. I would like to
thank all those who have helped me thus far and would like to thank
in advance those who will help me in the future.


Reuven Chaim Klein
http://www.myhomeloancompany.com/kleins

Surnames being researched:
In Munkatch(Mukachevo) and its surrounding
areas(especially a village called Kleczanev or
Klyachanovo) or in Wolbrom:
ECKSTEIN, FREIDMAN, KLEIN, MERMELSTEIN, UNGAR-AUERBACH
In Bonyhad, a village in Hungary: KUTTNER

from anywhere: ISSERLES, WEISSBLUM, SIRKES


R. Judah Hasid (d. 1217) #rabbinic

Todd Brody
 

Any help about R. Judah Hasid's (d. 1217) genealogy would be
appreciated.

Thanks
Todd Brody