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Re: This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #ukraine

David Harrison
 

I am more than a bit puzzled.  We have  7 or 8 aliyot at our services - Open the Ark; draw the curtains and close them; take out the Scroll and after, replace it , Haggbah);  undress the Scroll and dress it; say the blessings be a witness that the reading is correct: read the special other reading, say the blessing and read from the Prophets.  The prize one is for Haggbah, which gave up when I was84 and we have to get a lady to perform this .  So the question is, what were the four?
David Harrison, Birmingham, England.


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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks
 

The “fourth aliyah”  is considered a slight because the first two go automatically to a Kohen and a Levi, respectively.  So the “third aliyah” is an honor for the rest of the members and the fourth is someone who wasn’t important enough to get the third.   At our synagogue, the third aliyah always goes to the Rabbi, but I don’t think anyone cares who gets the fourth aliyah.

 

Judy Floam

Baltimore, MD


Re: Searching NARODETSKY, HANDELBERG, GLANDELBERG, RIBILOFF, ATLAS, LOVE #general

harold.love@...
 

I may have some leads for you. I tried to send you an email and it bounced back. Please contact me at harold.love@... 
--
 
Harold Love
Pittsburgh, PA
 
 


Re: What is the name "Katty" short for? #names

dan.efrat@...
 

Could also come from Katia or Kadia.

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA


Re: The woman's name of ZETA #names

dan.efrat@...
 

Zeta and Zita is a non-Jewish European name, which seems to be found mostly in central and east Europe. Not very common but I had a neighbor in Israel named Zita who was born in Russia in the 1960s.
Zita of Bourbon-Parma (died 1989) was the last Empress of Austria, so the name goes pretty high ...

Dan Efrat
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Researching Israelit and Israelite of Novogrudok and Dyatlovo (Zhetl), Rabinowitz of Dyatlovo, Pruss of Chernobyl and Koifman of Proskurov.


Re: Polish spelling for surname MAKSHIN #poland #names

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

It should be "Makszyń".

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw


Re: Tiktin Family of Rabbis #poland

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz
 

The files of the Jewish Community of Wroclaw are in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Please try the link: https://www.jhi.pl/zbiory/inwentarze/synagogen-gemeinde-zu-breslau-gmina-zydowska-we-wroclawiu-1852-1944,439

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw


Re: Do these siblings have the same mother? A Yiddish given name question #names

mpipik
 

It also could be 2 or even 3 mothers.  My ggf was widowed twice and possibly 3 times before he married my ggm (his last wife). He had children with all of them. His first child was born in 1870 and the first of 4 children with his final wife was born in 1880. So it is very possible that there was more than 1 wife.


Jessica Schein
NYC


Re: Searching NARODETSKY, HANDELBERG, GLANDELBERG, RIBILOFF, ATLAS, LOVE #general

Janet Furba
 

Ask the relevant archives.
Janet Furba


Re: What is the name "Katty" short for? #names

Janet Furba
 

Katrin.


Janet
Furba,
Germany


Re: Very good Birthday presents for a family historian #general

mandy.molava@...
 

David

What a lovely gift that would be!
Actually I couldn't think of a greater gift and then suddenly someone very close to me bought me a DNA kit for Christmas (a few years ago). I have to say I have enjoyed that at some points even more than my tree and research, and it has opened other doors I didn't know existed or thought about.

Mandy Molava
Researching Russian Belarus Brest Galacia and much more



Re: The woman's name of ZETA #names

Jill Whitehead
 

There is of course the Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones. This is the only instance I know of this name. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: What is the name "Katty" short for? #names

Jill Whitehead
 

In English Katty is a short form of Katherine or Katie. Family members who later became Kate or Katherine were named after Creine (also this became Karen) or Gittel.

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK


Re: Polish spelling for surname MAKSHIN #poland #names

Eric Davis
 

It probably looked like, Makszin, in Polish the "sz" is pronounced as "sh".

Eric Davis


translation from Yiddish needed #translation #yiddish

Deborah Friedman
 

This is the back of a photo.  Can you translate it please? I'm sorry about the shadow.
Thank you.

Deborah Friedman

Walnut Creek, CA

dsfaec@...

 

Searching for: FRIEDMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SHULMAN/SCHULMAN (KOPAIGOROD UKRAINE), SPECTOR, GOLOGORSKY, KANSTERIN/KANSTEROOM, LIPSON (JERUSALEM), ZASLER (JERUSALEM, ZASLOW), LEVY, GRATZ/GRATCH, EISENSTEIN (DROHITCHIN), BENIOFF (KIEV AREA), SILBERMANN/SILVERMAN (ZEIL GERMANY), DINKELSPIEL(BADEN, GERMANY), MAIER, WIEDERQUIST, HOROWITZ (KIEV AREA), HESS (NEW ORLEANS), SANGER (NEW ORLEANS AND ALSACE), MAROZ (Ignatovka, Ukraine).


Re: Do these siblings have the same mother? A Yiddish given name question #names

Phil Karlin
 

I visited my local Mormon parking lot today and got Morris' marriage record, in which he names his mother as Agnesh Karlin. It seems to me that both Nussa and Gossie could be variations or diminutives of that name, so I think I'm comfortable concluding they are all one woman.
Thank you for your responses.
--
Phil Karlin
Hartford, CT USA


Grandparents surnames KOHAN/LEVI #names #lithuania

Marilyn Weinman
 


Greetings,

I've just recently had some documents partially translated, and this document, which I believe was either an immigration paper, or possibly a marriage license, and was written in Lithuanian, had the names of KOHAN and LEVI on it, as given last names. I don't have any grandparents with the last names of Cohen or Levy in my family, but rather ARONOWITZ/ ARONOVSKY, JABLONSKI or other derivations of said name on my mom's side, and ENGELMAN/ ENGELMANN and DAVIDOVIC/ DAVIDOVICH on my dad's side. 

Is it possible that this was a marriage license, and the names just are telling me that my grandparents were the son and daughter of.....with no last name given ?
Can anyone explain to me how or what the names of KOHAN/ LEVI may mean to my families surnames, other than they were both from the class of Priests ??

Thanks,
Marilyn
Marilyn Weinman


The woman's name of ZETA #names

Marilyn Weinman
 

Hello all !

I recently had a document partially translated, and the name Zeta came up. I checked the Jewish database of names, but nothing came up. Does anyone know what the woman's name of ZETA may be in English ?

Thanks,

--
Marilyn Weinman


Re: Marriage license needed: Brooklyn, 1926 #records #usa

Richard Werbin
 

If it is a 2nd marriage, then the marriage license application will tell you what happened to the first marriage.
The marriage certificate will not provide that information.

I think that I have seen that the NYC Municipal Archives now has an online request form for the license.
--
Richard Werbin    New York, New York     JGSNY Membership Vice President


Re: Records of Landsleitschaften in New York City #records #usa

Linda Cantor
 

You have the wrong repository.  Landsmanshaftn records are most likely to be found at YIVO (Center for Jewish History).  Of course they are closed during the pandemic but you can look at their catalog on-line.  Or go to https://jgsny.org/searchable-databases/indexes-to-jewish-organizations/yivo-landsmanshaftn-collection to see what is included in YIVO's landsmanshaften collection. 

Linda Cantor
NYC


Re: Charmatz family from Lithuania #lithuania

lisab5308@...
 

I'm also interested in what you find out.  My great-grandmother's maiden name was "Charmatz."  Thanks.

Lisa Bracco
NYC

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