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Help With Hebrew Gravestone Translation Please #translation

Harry Moatz
 

I would appreciate help translating the Hebrew content of the Abraham Teitelbaum's gravestone.
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Harry Moatz
Potomac, MD, USA
hamoatzi@...
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ABOWITZ - Lomza
BRODESKY - Berdichev
GOLDMAN / PASNIKOW - Hadiach or Gadyach
GREENBURG - Kiev
KESSLER - Pruzhany
KLAUBER - Sambir or Sambor
SCHWARTZ / SCHWARZ / SZWARZ - Monasterzyska and Stanislawow
TEITELBAUM - Yazloweic or Yazlovets
WARECK and MEYER / MEER - Dembitz or Debica


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

Bruce Drake
 

“The Fortune Teller,” from the Yizkor book of Sadagora (Ukraine) reminded me of a famous article in the New Yorker by Joseph Mitchell in 1942 about the gypsy population on the Lower East Side in which he described the livelihood and strategems of the “dukkerers,” or fortune tellers who “preyed mostly on ignorant, middle-aged women” who were worried about their health, their futures or what their husbands might be up to behind their backs.
The chapter tells the story of “a sly old Ukrainian woman (who) could read the past and the future from the lines on a hand, read a fortune from playing cards and kernels of corn, show an old maid her future husband at midnight in a mirror, and – when necessary – procure magic bottles from the devil.” Sometimes, her “readings” are helped by several of her shady assistants who pick up gossip they heard in the town about a client and give her a convincing card to play.
One such customer bemoans her husband Metro who stole ten kroner from her and got drunk.
“I know that,” lied the babushka rapping with her magic staff on the table. “Be still! I know everything, and now just listen … Here is a magic bottle. When Metro sleeps, rub it on his hands so that he will drink and steal less.” She rapped her magic staff on the table and the session came to an end.
As might be expected, the old fortune-teller had run-ins with the police which she quickly solved by bribing them and saying, “One hand washes the other, and both wash the stupid people.”



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Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


LIJGS presents What's New in Family Tree Maker Q & A Discussion Wednesday July 20, 2022 7:00 PM #jgs-iajgs #announcements

Barry Goldberg
 

 
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When: Wednesday, July 20, 2022  7:00PM

 

 

 

 

 
 

Location: Zoom – see registration info below

Topic:

What’s New in Family Tree Maker Q and A Discussion

Speaker:  Mark Olsen

 

Join us for a live Q and A discussion to answer all your questions about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and more. This is an interactive session. We love to see you and discuss all your Family Tree Maker questions. We will also talk about Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create amazing charts, graphs, and books. We will even show how you can make additional finds with your DNA test results. This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.

 

Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007 and has been the Family Tree Maker Ambassador since 2016.

 

 

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Join us for a live Q and A discussion to answer all your questions about Family Tree Maker, the latest version, updates, features and more. This is an interactive session. We love to see you and discuss all your Family Tree Maker questions. We will also talk about Family Tree Maker partner products - Charting Companion and Family Book Creator - both are amazing plug-ins that can help you create amazing charts, graphs, and books. We will even show how you can make additional finds with your DNA test results. This class is for all levels of genealogists whether you are just getting started or very experienced.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

We look forward to seeing you all!

 

And don’t forget on June 26, 2022 2:00 PM by Zoom our meeting Jewish Genealogical Resources In the Archives of Southern and Southeastern Ukraine

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Re: New Jewish DNA From 14th Century Erfurt #sephardic #dna #germany

Moshe Berman
 

That’s really fascinating. I’m not judging at all, but am curious who gave this ruling or where it’s sourced. Here’s why:

I wonder if identification purposes would be permitted if the identification was for moving the body to what is considered a “family plot.“

I asked someone who moved a body on behalf of R’ Moshe Feinstein ztv”l about moving a grave. I understand there are several reasons for permitting exclamation and moving a body:

1. “Kivrei Avot” burial on a family plot with 3 or more other relatives.
2. To be buried in Israel 
3. If a cemetery is in danger
4. if a cemetery isn’t an honorable place. (A Jewish cemetery that becomes nondenominational for example It’s forbidden to say Kaddish in front of a cross, or the like.)
5. If someone is buried alone in a forest. 

One further loophole might be to exhume and rebury in Israel, and then you only have to hope you find detached teeth.

Anyway, thanks for sharing, and if you have more context I’d be fascinated to learn more.


Moshe Berman


Re: Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project link #canada #names

Dave and Melanie Bloom
 

The Lipton Hebrew Cemetery is missing from this list.   I have photos of all the grave sites as well as general photos of the cemetery and some limited historical information about the area.  Feel free to contact me about Lipton. 

David Bloom
Daveandmelanie@... 


Beth Moses / Wellwood Cemetery photos (West Babylon, NY) #photographs #usa

A. E. Jordan
 

I posted the offer below ... I most probably should have said Beth Moses and Wellwood since they are sort of together. I have to see how many requests I have and how much I can cover but they are together of sorts or at least under one management.

If you want to add Beth Moses requests I will see how many I have and how much I can get done on Sunday

Allan Jordan




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Sent: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 8:29 am
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Offering Wellwood Cemetery photos (West Babylon, NY) #photographs #usa


I am starting to plan a photo trip to Wellwood Cemetery in West Babylon, NY on Long Island likely for this coming Sunday June 25
 
Process I follow is fairly simple in offering to take photos for people.
 
You ID the grave from the cemetery's online database and send me the details. I take a photo and email it to you and in turn I appreciate a few dollars to help defer the expense of doing this for everyone, ie gasoline money.
 
I am happy to help out where I can, but please don't send me a generic name and ask me to find the person at the cemetery and please don't send me around the cemetery to find the 20 people named Jack Cohen because one of them might possibly be your long lost cousin. The cemetery is massive and a few people have asked me to do that and it is a very slow process that takes a lot of time and gasoline, etc.

Also if you are asking for an infant or child's grave please tell me. They are mostly in separate areas of the plots and a lot of those graves do not have markers.
 
Wellwood has an online database. It is better if you search the name on their database versus the commercial Find a Grave because the position information and data is better at the cemetery's page.
 
Feel free to ask me questions via email and ask about other NYC area cemeteries because I will visit most of them as the summer progresses. There's a few I do not go to because of distance or safety issues.
 
Please respect the discussion group and send your specific requests to me privately by replying to this email or my email address aejordan at aol dot com.
 
Allan Jordan
New York




Korytnica #ukraine

Mendel Horowitz
 

I am interested in locating any prewar documents or photographs from Korytnica (Ukrainian: Коритниця ) - a village in Ukraine in the Volodymyr/Volyn region. The village is situated on the Bug River, opposite the Polish Bereżnica. My family descends from the Rubinstein, Wagman, and Kleiner families.
 
Thank you,
Mendel Horowitz
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Mendel Horowitz, MS, CGP
Writer | Psychotherapist | Group Psychotherapist


Jena in Ritschenwalde - Re: Compound last names from Detmold, Lippe Germany #germany

Corinna Woehrl (nee Goslar)
 

Hello Lew and Listreaders,
 
You probably won't find the surname Jena in Ritschenwalde before 1840, since in Posen the obligatory adoption of surnames for Jews was only introduced in 1833.
 
It is very unlikely, that the bearers of the name in Detmold/Westphalia should be related to those in Ritschenwalde. In almost every larger Jewish community, there will have been people with the name Jena, just as the surnames Berlin/er, Hamburg/er, Frankfurt/er, or others are common (e.g., also my maiden name Goslar). Simply because former places of origin were chosen as family names when the name was adopted.
 
For further research, I would first search the Polish Archival platform:
https://www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl/en/wyszukiwarka?p_p_id=Result&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&_Result_delta=20&_Result_resetCur=false&_Result_cur=2
 
If the link fails to work, try:
https://www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl/en/strona_glowna 
and enter 'Ryczywól' as the search term and select 'scans only'.
 
If in doubt, I would write to the regional polish archive to see if they have any specific records. There are only fractions of archival records online in Poland and Germany, others will have to be searched locally.
 
It is essential first to orientate yourself on the facts and the known regions, otherwise, the search will very quickly lead you astray.
 
On the following German website of the non-profit association 'compgen.de' the name Jena in Ritschenwalde can be found
https://ofb.genealogy.net/namelist.php?ofb=juden_nw&ort=Ritschenwalde&e=geburt&sort_by=name&lang=de
 
Here is (in German - perhaps read with google-translate) information about the Jewish community in Ritschenwalde
https://www.xn--jdische-gemeinden-22b.de/index.php/gemeinden/p-r/2254-ritschenwalde-posen
 
Incidentally, it was very common after the name adoption that the previous patronymic naming was retained for the first names, i.e. the patronymic became the middle name. 
It also became customary over time to choose a more "German" first name for the children and a second more traditionally Jewish one, which was perhaps only noted in the lists of the Jewish community.
 
I sincerely hope that one of the tips is helpful.
Good luck with your further search
 
Corinna (Wöhrl, née Goslar) from Hoisdorf, near Hamburg, Germany


Re: World War II - "Liberal" #usa

Shlomo Katz
 

The pictures are, indeed, taken at an airfield, so that fits.
Thank you
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD


The Moroccan Jews of Cabo Verde - Preservation of Memory #events #sephardic

contact@...
 

Many Sephardic Jewish families migrated to Cape Verde from Morocco and Gibraltar in the mid-19th century. Carol Castiel learned about this history while working at the Africa-America Institute. Many of her grantees came from Jewish families such as Levy, Benchimol, Wahnon, and Anahory. Inspired by her students to learn more about Cabo Verde’s connection to the Jewish world, Carol travelled there in the early 1990s and joined forces with Januário Nascimento (Auday family of Tangier) who was pressing for the restoration and preservation of the country’s small Sephardic burial grounds. The Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project was established in 2007 to honor the memory and document the contributions of the Sephardic Jews of Cabo Verde.

 

Carol Castiel is Director of Current Affairs Programming at the Voice of America. She hosts and produces a newsmaker interview programme, Press Conference USA, and a discussion programme, Encounter. Carol also oversees the production of Issues in the News, Voice of America’s roundup of the week’s top stories. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and is proficient in French and Portuguese. Before joining the VOA in 1999, Carol previously worked as a consultant/freelance journalist. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. From 1984 to 1992, she managed scholarship programs for Portuguese-speaking Africa at the Africa-America Institute (AAI) in New York City.

 

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Re: Unable to identify town in "Russia" #russia

topaz1943@...
 

Thank you for your quick response.
Here is the census document from which I tried to interpret the name.
Warm regards
Dianne Moses


Re: Viewmate Translations Request Russian #translation

ryabinkym@...
 

VM98973
Ivan Andreevich Krilov
Was born February, 2, 1768
Died November, 9, 1844
Translated by Michael Ryabinky
Boynton Beach, FL


Re: New Jewish DNA From 14th Century Erfurt #sephardic #dna #germany

Kevin Brook
 

Josh Lipson got more precise on sample I13866 and determined that it is in the Y-DNA haplogroup J-ZS2622.

Leo Cooper thinks it is likely Judean/Israelite in origin.

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Kevin Brook


Re: New Jewish DNA From 14th Century Erfurt #sephardic #dna #germany

Yossi Jalas
 

Would be wonderful if someone can upload the samples to GedMatch and let us know the kit numbers.

Thanks in advance,
Yossi Jalas
USA


Synagogue "Linath Hazedeck" Frankfurt a.M. (1920-1939) #germany

Yaron Wolfsthal
 

Dear Group,
I am interested in information, photos, testimonies, anything about a synagogue by the name "Linath Hazedeck" that operated in Frankfurt (Langestrasse 38) in the interwar years and burnt and destroyed in Kristallnacht. 

This synagogue was operated by a family member.

Thank you - Yaron Wolfsthal, Israel


Pope Orders Online Release of WWII-era Pius XII Jewish files #announcements #general #holocaust

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

Pope Francis has ordered the online publication of 170 volumes of its Jewish files from the recently opened Pope Pius XII archives, the Vatican announced 23 June, 2022, amid renewed debate about the legacy of its World War II-era pope.

 

The documentation contains 2,700 files of requests for Vatican help from Jewish groups and families, many of them baptized Catholics, so not actually practicing Jews anymore. The files were held in the Secretariat of State’s archives and contain requests for papal intervention to avoid Nazi deportation, to obtain liberation from concentration camps or help finding family members.

 

The online publication of the files comes amid renewed debate about Pius’ legacy following the 2020 opening to scholars of his archives, of which the “Jews” files are but a small part. The Vatican has long defended Pius against criticism from some Jewish groups that he remained silent in the face of the Holocaust, saying he used quiet diplomacy to save lives.

 

The Vatican’s foreign minister Paul Gallagher said it was hoped that the digital release of the “Jews” files would help scholars with research, but also descendants of those who had requested Vatican help, to “find traces of their loved ones from any part of the world.”

 

“The requests would arrive at the Secretariat of State, where diplomatic channels would try to provide all the help possible, taking into account the complexity of the political situation in the global context,” Gallagher wrote.

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kertzer, suggests that the people the Vatican was most concerned about saving were Jews who had converted to Catholicism, the offspring of Catholic-Jewish mixed marriages or otherwise related to Catholics.

 

To read more see: https://tinyurl.com/bd9fkhax

original URL:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/pope-orders-online-release-of-wwii-era-pius-xii-jewish-files/2022/06/23/bbae7410-f302-11ec-ac16-8fbf7194cd78_story.html

 

The Vatican’s Apostolic Archives are located at: https://www.archivioapostolicovaticano.va/content/aav/it.html

 

To access the previous postings about the Vatican Archives including Pope Pius Xll see the IAJGS Records Access Alert archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts   You must be registered to access the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts.  You will receive an email response that you have to reply to or the subscription will not be finalized. It is required to include your organization affiliation (genealogy organization, etc.)

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 


Re: New Jewish DNA From 14th Century Erfurt #sephardic #dna #germany

Kevin Brook
 

Moshe, the DNA extractions were performed from teeth. The rabbis' requirements included that the teeth were already detached, that the digging up of the graves wasn't done for the purpose of DNA analysis, and that the bodies be subsequently reburied. There are believed to be additional Jews buried in an extension of the cemetery beyond a fence (if i remember) and those were never dug up because they were beyond the construction zone so we can only guess at their DNA. But the existing DNA samples are plentiful enough and, as Adam Cherson is showing, can probably be used to study the genealogical kinship on particular lineages of rabbis where the matches are close.
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Kevin Brook


Re: Deciphering First Names In a Manifest #names

Odeda Zlotnick
 

On the manifest:
Mother: Maria
Father:  Yonas  [compare the first letter to the mother's place of residence]

In the detention list: Janos
--
Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Re: World War II - "Liberal" #usa

Susan&David
 

Could be Liberal, Kansas where there was an Army Air Field.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Army_Air_Field

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 6/23/2022 7:28 PM, Shlomo Katz wrote:

My wife inherited photos of her great-uncle during his U.S. military service in WWII, and many of them are labeled, by hand, "Liberal 1943."
 
If anyone has any suggestions of what that means or how to find out, please let me know.
 
Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, MD


Re: New Jewish DNA From 14th Century Erfurt #sephardic #dna #germany

Moshe Berman
 

Hi Adam, this is fascinating. thanks for sharing!

Where can I learn more about the halakhic loophole? I couldn’t find it on the Twitter thread, and I think there may be others who are interested as well.

I’m also curious about the process of extracting this DNA from such an old sample.

Thanks!
Moshe Berman,
Boca Raton, Florida, USA

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