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Re: Reading sequential pages in Gvurot He'ari #rabbinic

Stephen Denker
 

A respondent in Jerusalem replied: "There are two sections on each
page of Gvurot He'ari. The main text (in the second edition it is in
Hebrew block type, not Rashi), is larger and covers the basic Epstein
family tree. The lower text (and also Rashi script in the second
edition) is smaller and consists of numbered footnotes, referring to
the numbers (i.e. Hebrew numbers represented by letters) marked in the
main text, and giving more details about the individuals mentioned in the
main text. Some of the more lengthy footnotes run over in the the next
page or several pages."

I have a reprint of the first edition.

Famous in his generation, our teacher the pious exile Avraham ben Meir
HaLevy Epstein, Av Beit Din [head judge of the community Jewish court]
in the holy kehillah of Brisk in Lita [Lithuania] descendant of the great
Gaon, Rabbi of all the Diaspora famous in his generation -- our Teacher
Rabbi Nathan HaLevy Epstein (who is mentioned many times in the responsa
of Maharam Mintz), one of the sons of the Gaon Aharon HaLevy >from
Barcelona (known as the Ra'ah) [putative Benveniste ancestor of HaLevy
Epsteins], author of Sefer HaChinuch and Sefer Bedek HaBayit (43), the
son of Yosef ben Benveniste ben Zerachiah (known as the Baal Ha-Maor), the
son of Yitzchok ben Zerachiah.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Searching HaLevy Epsteins

--
From: spdenker@rcn.com
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 5:32:53 AM

I am interested in the Epstein genealogy published in Gvurot He'ari by
Efrayim Mordechai Epstein in 1888. He documented Epstein ancestry back
to the mid-17th Century. According to the gentleman who translated the
ViewMate Rashi Hebrew text on pages 23-24, the material on each page has
three *entirely* separate sections -- one in large type, one in medium
type and one in small type *and* to understand the text one must read
the *same* size font text sections of each sequential page.

Is he correct? Why is this custom used?


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: Reading sequential pages in Gvurot He'ari #rabbinic

Stephen Denker
 

A respondent in Jerusalem replied: "There are two sections on each
page of Gvurot He'ari. The main text (in the second edition it is in
Hebrew block type, not Rashi), is larger and covers the basic Epstein
family tree. The lower text (and also Rashi script in the second
edition) is smaller and consists of numbered footnotes, referring to
the numbers (i.e. Hebrew numbers represented by letters) marked in the
main text, and giving more details about the individuals mentioned in the
main text. Some of the more lengthy footnotes run over in the the next
page or several pages."

I have a reprint of the first edition.

Famous in his generation, our teacher the pious exile Avraham ben Meir
HaLevy Epstein, Av Beit Din [head judge of the community Jewish court]
in the holy kehillah of Brisk in Lita [Lithuania] descendant of the great
Gaon, Rabbi of all the Diaspora famous in his generation -- our Teacher
Rabbi Nathan HaLevy Epstein (who is mentioned many times in the responsa
of Maharam Mintz), one of the sons of the Gaon Aharon HaLevy >from
Barcelona (known as the Ra'ah) [putative Benveniste ancestor of HaLevy
Epsteins], author of Sefer HaChinuch and Sefer Bedek HaBayit (43), the
son of Yosef ben Benveniste ben Zerachiah (known as the Baal Ha-Maor), the
son of Yitzchok ben Zerachiah.

Stephen Denker
Brookline, MA
Searching HaLevy Epsteins

--
From: spdenker@rcn.com
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 5:32:53 AM

I am interested in the Epstein genealogy published in Gvurot He'ari by
Efrayim Mordechai Epstein in 1888. He documented Epstein ancestry back
to the mid-17th Century. According to the gentleman who translated the
ViewMate Rashi Hebrew text on pages 23-24, the material on each page has
three *entirely* separate sections -- one in large type, one in medium
type and one in small type *and* to understand the text one must read
the *same* size font text sections of each sequential page.

Is he correct? Why is this custom used?


Re: Aranyosapati records? #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Kopocsapati and Bacsaranyos are not included in the JewishGen Town Finder because they were too small. The JewishGen Town Finder includes information for about 6,000 Jewish communities that had a substantial Jewish population before World War I. AranyosapÃ¥ti and Revaranyos are not listed because they didnâ??t exist in the 19th century. Aranyosapati is included in the JewishGen Gazetteer, which is a much larger database that includes the current place names of smaller places. In 1877, KopócsapÃ¥ti was in the Tisza district of Szabolcs megye and had a jewish population of 95, Bacsaranyos was in the same district and had a Jewish population of about 100.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

Aranyosapati village is in Szabolcs-Szatmår-Bereg County , VåsårosnamÊnyi
district. In 1950 it was created >from the two villages of Kopócsapåti and
RÊvaranyos, which was Bacs-Arranyos. [ sources Wikipaedia and Mapire /
Third Military Survey (1869-1887)]
I do not find any of the town names in JewishGen Town Finder. However, when
searching the JewishGen Hungarian database for ?any field? with the town
names I find that they are referenced in records, typically referring to a
parent born there.

My g-grandmother Fani (Fraide) Klein is thus indicated as born in
Bacs-Aranyos in her children?s birth records. I would think there was a
Jewish community there. Is there a reason it would be omitted >from the Town
Finder database? Might there be records that could be available but have not
yet been included in the Hungarian database ?

Any information relating to the Jewish community in the village is
appreciated. Please contact me directly if you have information relating to
Fani or other Klein family there.

Edward Feder
NYC


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Aranyosapati records? #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Kopocsapati and Bacsaranyos are not included in the JewishGen Town Finder because they were too small. The JewishGen Town Finder includes information for about 6,000 Jewish communities that had a substantial Jewish population before World War I. AranyosapÃ¥ti and Revaranyos are not listed because they didnâ??t exist in the 19th century. Aranyosapati is included in the JewishGen Gazetteer, which is a much larger database that includes the current place names of smaller places. In 1877, KopócsapÃ¥ti was in the Tisza district of Szabolcs megye and had a jewish population of 95, Bacsaranyos was in the same district and had a Jewish population of about 100.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

Aranyosapati village is in Szabolcs-Szatmår-Bereg County , VåsårosnamÊnyi
district. In 1950 it was created >from the two villages of Kopócsapåti and
RÊvaranyos, which was Bacs-Arranyos. [ sources Wikipaedia and Mapire /
Third Military Survey (1869-1887)]
I do not find any of the town names in JewishGen Town Finder. However, when
searching the JewishGen Hungarian database for ?any field? with the town
names I find that they are referenced in records, typically referring to a
parent born there.

My g-grandmother Fani (Fraide) Klein is thus indicated as born in
Bacs-Aranyos in her children?s birth records. I would think there was a
Jewish community there. Is there a reason it would be omitted >from the Town
Finder database? Might there be records that could be available but have not
yet been included in the Hungarian database ?

Any information relating to the Jewish community in the village is
appreciated. Please contact me directly if you have information relating to
Fani or other Klein family there.

Edward Feder
NYC


Kathy Miller ..Thanks for all the help #546778 #germany

Kathy Miller
 

Re family HESS

My thanks to all the Siggers who generously helped me with my
question....it is greatly appreciated

Kathy Miller, Sydney Australia : kathyjmiller@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Kathy Miller ..Thanks for all the help #546778 #germany

Kathy Miller
 

Re family HESS

My thanks to all the Siggers who generously helped me with my
question....it is greatly appreciated

Kathy Miller, Sydney Australia : kathyjmiller@gmail.com


Seeking Frieda-Riva (surname unknown...) #romania

Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

When his mother--Sussa Lea Polak Zazulia-- died in 1893, my
grandfather Hersch (Harry Sally) was four years old. Evidently, his
father, Gavriel, did not re-marry (she had been his third wife).

Instead, according to family lore, a neighboring woman named
Frieda-Riva (last name unknown) then raised him.

Since my Hebrew name is Frieda-Riva, I am seeking details about her
life. I believe that she lived in Novoselitsa-- though it might
have been Klishkivitz.
I am hoping against hope that one of you has "met" her somewhere along the way.
She likely lived between 1850 and 1920.

I appreciate all comments, insights, discoveries....
Melody Amsel-Arieli
www.amselbird.com
Between Galicia and Hungary: The Jews of Stropkov

Seeking

AMSEL, RITTER, SCHONFELD, LANDAU, FRIEDMAN: Zemplin (Slovakia)

EINSTEIN, ELFENBEIN, FALK: Mielec/Zossow (Galicia)

ZAZULIA, MORGENSTERN, POLAK, Chotin/Navastelitsa/Klishkivitz (Bessarabia)
Melody Amsel-Arieli
www.amselbird.com
Between Galicia and Hungary: The Jews of Stropkov


New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #romania

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


Romania SIG #Romania Seeking Frieda-Riva (surname unknown...) #romania

Melody Amsel-Arieli <nomietai@...>
 

When his mother--Sussa Lea Polak Zazulia-- died in 1893, my
grandfather Hersch (Harry Sally) was four years old. Evidently, his
father, Gavriel, did not re-marry (she had been his third wife).

Instead, according to family lore, a neighboring woman named
Frieda-Riva (last name unknown) then raised him.

Since my Hebrew name is Frieda-Riva, I am seeking details about her
life. I believe that she lived in Novoselitsa-- though it might
have been Klishkivitz.
I am hoping against hope that one of you has "met" her somewhere along the way.
She likely lived between 1850 and 1920.

I appreciate all comments, insights, discoveries....
Melody Amsel-Arieli
www.amselbird.com
Between Galicia and Hungary: The Jews of Stropkov

Seeking

AMSEL, RITTER, SCHONFELD, LANDAU, FRIEDMAN: Zemplin (Slovakia)

EINSTEIN, ELFENBEIN, FALK: Mielec/Zossow (Galicia)

ZAZULIA, MORGENSTERN, POLAK, Chotin/Navastelitsa/Klishkivitz (Bessarabia)
Melody Amsel-Arieli
www.amselbird.com
Between Galicia and Hungary: The Jews of Stropkov


Romania SIG #Romania New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #romania

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


The Stoliner Rebbe in Jerusalem #general

Neil@...
 

What is the name of the Stoliner Rebbe who married the daughter of Rav
Moshe Dovid Steinwurzel who was Rosh Yeshiva of Bobov in New York
(died in 1991) and what was her name?

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR: Private responses only please


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Stoliner Rebbe in Jerusalem #general

Neil@...
 

What is the name of the Stoliner Rebbe who married the daughter of Rav
Moshe Dovid Steinwurzel who was Rosh Yeshiva of Bobov in New York
(died in 1991) and what was her name?

Neil Rosenstein

MODERATOR: Private responses only please


New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #france

bounce-3392685-772957@...
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


French SIG #France New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #france

bounce-3392685-772957@...
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


German SIG #Germany New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


New JGSLI video: Backup Considerations for Genealogists and Beyond #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "Backup Considerations for Genealogists.and Beyond."

No one likes taking the time to back up their data. However, making sure
that you have a regular procedure for backing up your research might be the
most important thing you do, other than the research itself. Given the
recent rash of natural disasters, all genealogists should address the topic
of back-ups. This video will discuss the reasons for backing up data and
some of the different ways to make sure you never have that awful feeling of
turning on your computer and watching nothing happen.

You can access all 32 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New JGSLI video: Backup Considerations for Genealogists and Beyond #general

Nolan Altman
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS
2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to
announce its latest video, "Backup Considerations for Genealogists.and Beyond."

No one likes taking the time to back up their data. However, making sure
that you have a regular procedure for backing up your research might be the
most important thing you do, other than the research itself. Given the
recent rash of natural disasters, all genealogists should address the topic
of back-ups. This video will discuss the reasons for backing up data and
some of the different ways to make sure you never have that awful feeling of
turning on your computer and watching nothing happen.

You can access all 32 of our short instructional videos directly >from our
You Tube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUV8xttIn93AwJX2_I0AIAg/feed or >from our
website http://jgsli.org/ If you have any comments or recommendations for
other topics, please let me know at past_pres@jgsli.org

Nolan Altman


New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New edition of JewishGen Success! Stories #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

JewishGen resources played an important role in these three
inspirational stories. You can access these accounts >from the "About
Us" button on our website or by following this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/testimonials/

**Meyer Denn reminds us that time is running out for parents and
children and brothers and sisters who were torn apart by the Holocaust
to be reunited. He tells the story of a little girl who was placed in
an orphanage in Russia in 1941, the father who never stopped searching
for her, and the cousins who reunited the family after 75 years.

**Paul Howard had successfully researched the family history for his
adoptive family, the only family he knew. When he learns that adoption
records were being made available to adoptees in Ontario, he sets off
on a quest to learn about his biological roots.

**Peter Vanlaw knew little about his actress cousin Eva Baruch.
Through his research, Peter learns about Eva's fascinating life,
including her narrow escapes >from Germany to Shanghai in 1938, from
Shanghai to Australia in 1941 only days before the Japanese closed off
the city, and >from East Berlin to the West just before the East
Germans erected the wall.

JewishGen volunteers (Editor - Nancy Siegel and Webmaster - Colin
Mathias Justin) collect and post these stories. We encourage you to
submit your own success stories to us at success@lyris.jewishgen.org .

Phyllis Kramer, NYC & PBG, Florida
VP, Education & Special Projects, JewishGen, Inc.

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