Re: New Mailing List Format

Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan

Re: New Mailing List Format A hashtag is a term immediately prefixed with a # (hashsign), like #this.

[Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan, Har Adar, Israel]

Re: Jaffa 1903

Rose Feldman

Your family probably changed boats. Maybe in France. It was the time of the Ottoman Empire in Eretz Israel and our society has yet to see any documents of ships sailing from here. I do suggest you try a search of our collection which has some documents going back to the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. They may have had documents from one of the foreign consulates here.

Good luck,

Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

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Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

Re: New Mailing List Format

Andreas Schwab

Add a hashtag referring to the country you are interested in to your topic/subject. For example, it you are member of GerSIG (German SIG), you add the hashtag #Germany. 
You can then select the postings refering to Germany by selecting "#Germany" frpm the Hashtags pulldown menu on the Messages page.

Re: Looking for descendants of Iosef Blaufstein (sp.) from Biala Rawska, lived in Israel

Valentin Lupu

Shalom Alberto,
The 75 testimonies found at Yad Vashem were submitted by at least 5 different people with the same name, Yosef Blaustein (Blustein and similar variations).
Most of them are about a large family from Lodz (by Yosef from Holon), There other testimonies about families from Staszow, Rowne, Warsaw and other places in Russia. There is no testimony related to Biala Rawska.
Valentin Lupu

Re: Online Meetings

ingrid rockberger

I understand what Ava is saying – of course it would have to be done with agreement of society and speaker. I was only thinking if a society is streaming a presentation ‘live’ to its members and/or community, they could put a link on this discussion group to enable others to join. Again, of course with full agreement of the speaker.

As to the point about an honorarium, here in Israel, in our society, all speakers are volunteers and do not charge for speaking to our groups, so maybe that is why I did not consider this point.

It was just a thought.

Keep well everyone.

Ingrid Rockberger

Re: Locate grave in Germany after Holocaust #germany

David Seldner

Unofrtunately, there is one sentence I do not really understand. What I read is

Lieber Kusin,

ich verständige dich, dass ich bin jetzt befreit geworden  Bitte wenn möglich meine Angehörige zu verständigen. In gleich mich wieder verständigen. Dein Bruder David ist auch frei.


Dear cousin,
I inform you that I am now liberated and I ask you to inform my relatives if possible. Inform me again immediately (?). Your brother David is also free.
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany

Re: Olam Hafuch in English by Abraham Catalano (1631)

David Lewin

At 20:09 18/03/2020, Chaim Luria wrote:
I would like to find an English translation of the Hebrew manuscript Olam Hafuch by Abraham Catalano (1631)
Chaim Luria

Have a look at

David Lewin

Search & Unite attempt to help locate people who, despite the passage of so many years since World War II, may still exist "out there".
We also assist in the process of re-possession of property in the Czech Republic and Israel.
See our Web pages at and at

Where is Arszana in pre-WW II Poland? #poland

Vernon Kronenberg

I have a US death notice saying that Stefan Kronenberg was born in Arszana, Poland in 1915.
I can't locate Arszana on Google maps, apart from a medical clinic of that name in present day Wroclaw.
Can anybody enlighten me, please. I would have thought it was close to Warsaw.

Re: Kalmen KAPLANSKY - Canadian politican/human rights activist


The only thing I remember as someone who grew up in Montreal is that there was a Kaplansky Judaica bookstore on Park Avenue not far from Villeneuve. It was pretty well known, it was around in the 1960s, perhaps earlier and later. Best of luck in your research! Fruma Mohrer

Isaac E. Mozeson son of Rabbi Leon Mozeson

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with Isaac or a family member concerning the
Teitelbaum-Biderman ancestry

Re: Family name and town #lithuania

Eric Davis

You can also try Lithuania, where Kaunas/Kovno is.

Re: Online Meetings

Jeff Miller

You can record a meeting of a small group and make it available to a larger audience at a later time on Zoom Cloud.

Jeff Miller

Re: New Mailing List Format

Hilary Henkin

I find hashtags obnoxious and annoying.  Perhaps if they were used well - but too many people have not a clue how to do that.

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area

On 3/18/2020 6:47 AM, r.d.oppenheimer@... wrote:
Dear Members, 

With the redesign of the Jewish Gen Mailing List and the influx of thousands of SIG members, many of us are inundated with too many irrelevant  (to us) postings. Would every one please use #hashtags to identify the country or subject you are posting about.

To those in charge, it would be even better if the NEW and Advanced Mailing List would require all posters to use hashtags.
Also, members should be required to submit requests to create new hashtags, and not be permitted to create their own. There are too many spelling errors and duplicate / meaningless hashtags being created.

Richard Oppenheimer
Former GerSig member

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Esther & Zvi Dor

Neil Rosenstein

Trying to make contact with the family of Esther (daughter of Rav
Pinchas Chaim Biderman, son of the fifth Admor Lelov) who married Zvi
Dor. Esther's sister was . Chana, born in Israel on 27 Jun 1922 and
died on 29 Feb 2000 who married Nachum TEITELBAUM b. 14 Jan 1920 USA
and died young in 18 Sep 1960.

Re: New Mailing List Format

Bev Potter <basha@...>

Not everyone uses hashtags. I don't have the vaguest idea what a hashtag
is or how to use it or why it is used.

I suggest we bring back the old mailing list format.

Re: Family name and town #lithuania

Marilyn Weinman

I know nothing about Dovid, who would be my great grandfather other than he had a grocery business and took goods to Konigsberg by horse drawn cart. I will check to see if that name, or of his son Max, my grandfather,  were living  in Kaliningrad. I’ve been told that Max could’ve been Moshe or Mordechai so I’ll look into those names as well !
Thanks for your suggestions and help !


On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 1:46 PM Sherri Bobish <sherribob@...> wrote:
Hi Marilyn,
Konigsberg (today called Kaliningrad) has a seaport that does not ice over in winter.  So, the story of Dovid bringing groceries from Kovno to Konigsberg makes sense, if they were goods being shipped out.
Port of Kaliningrad
You may want to research what records exist for Kaliningrad, and see if you can find anything on Max or Dovid.
Also, did Dovid stay there, or did he emigrate? For instance, if he came to the U.S. you can search for naturalization, passenger manifest, and other records which may lead you to an answer.
best regards,
Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ
Searching:  RATOWSKY (Ariogala, Lith.)
WALTZMAN  / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
BOJDA (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
BOBISH (Odessa)
SAKOLSKY / SOLON (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)

Jaffa 1903

Roberta Lipitz <rlipitz@...>

My Grandmother, Fannie (maiden name Shore) along with her Father Hersche and younger sister Yette, left Jaffa/Jerusalem, Palestine for  Ellis Island, New York,  From Ellis Island I obtained their ship's manifest, etc.  What I am looking for are any possible records (passports/travel papers) that they possibly had to have for this journey.  Any advice in obtaining any such information will greatly be appreciated.

Everyone, stay safe in these troubled times!

Roberta Lipitz

Handwritten Yiddish translation

Steve Stein

I've posted a one-page letter written in Yiddish that was included in the Yizkor Book for Nesvizh - Sefer Nesvizh -  for which I need a translation. It is on ViewMate at the following address ...

 Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.

 Thank you very much.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Kalmen KAPLANSKY - Canadian politican/human rights activist

Alyssa Freeman

Hi, all -
Does anyone have any information on the parents of Kalmen
Kaplansky, the human rights activist? All the biographical information
on him says he was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada when he was
18. I have him in my family tree because at least a half dozen other
people do, as well, yet his parents in these trees are Abraham and
Mollie KAPLINSKY from Minsk who came to the US before Kalmen was born.
I can't find anything on who his parents were and he seems to be the
only one in the family with the surname Kaplansky instead of
Kaplinsky. This is all a red flag to me, suggesting that he's not
related to me and all the others who've done the research before me
were wrong. I can't find any historical records that mention his
parents' names and he doesn't appear to be on JewishGen or Family
Search. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

Alyssa Freeman
Henrico, VA

Olam Hafuch in English by Abraham Catalano (1631)

Chaim Luria

I would like to find an English translation of the Hebrew manuscript Olam
Hafuch by Abraham Catalano (1631)

Chaim Luria

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