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Re: Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/5/2006 3:45:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
malkikatz9361@yahoo.co.uk writes:

< On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this. >

==Your thinking is absolutely correct. The conventional symbol on a Cohen's
tombstone is two hands in the priestly blessing position, thumbs touching and
the fingers spread as two pairs on each hand.

==candlesticks are occasionally seen on 19th and 20th century tombstones as
tributes to wives and mothers who are responsible for the sabbath lights.
They are a matter of personal dessire or may be marks of a stonemason's salesman
skills.

< To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it. >

==I can think of no explanation. Could Binyamin be a stepfather who helped
raise her? Could he have been named Israel at one time and Binyamin at
another (or even the same)? Hebrew for "daughter [of]" is "bat."

=="Bet" (or "beyt") means "house [of]." So the notation on the tombstone may
indicate the family name: was she or her father surnamed Benjamin?

Michael Bernet, New York


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/5/2006 3:45:32 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
malkikatz9361@yahoo.co.uk writes:

< On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this. >

==Your thinking is absolutely correct. The conventional symbol on a Cohen's
tombstone is two hands in the priestly blessing position, thumbs touching and
the fingers spread as two pairs on each hand.

==candlesticks are occasionally seen on 19th and 20th century tombstones as
tributes to wives and mothers who are responsible for the sabbath lights.
They are a matter of personal dessire or may be marks of a stonemason's salesman
skills.

< To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it. >

==I can think of no explanation. Could Binyamin be a stepfather who helped
raise her? Could he have been named Israel at one time and Binyamin at
another (or even the same)? Hebrew for "daughter [of]" is "bat."

=="Bet" (or "beyt") means "house [of]." So the notation on the tombstone may
indicate the family name: was she or her father surnamed Benjamin?

Michael Bernet, New York


Rabbi Yosef author of She'erit Zichron Yosef #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Rabbi Yosef (aka Yosef HaTzadik), Av Beit Din in Posen appears in my
family tree. Unfortuantely, I don't know how he is connected.

Has anyone put together his children's family tree?

During the conference in Israel, someone mentioned that a person in
Me'ah She'arim who is a direct descendant wrote a book about him and
his family tree. Does anyone know who this was and how to contact
him?

Thank you.

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN [BERGMAN]; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Rabbi Yosef author of She'erit Zichron Yosef #rabbinic

Shoshana L. Boublil
 

Rabbi Yosef (aka Yosef HaTzadik), Av Beit Din in Posen appears in my
family tree. Unfortuantely, I don't know how he is connected.

Has anyone put together his children's family tree?

During the conference in Israel, someone mentioned that a person in
Me'ah She'arim who is a direct descendant wrote a book about him and
his family tree. Does anyone know who this was and how to contact
him?

Thank you.

Shoshana L. Boublil

Researching:
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN [BERGMAN]; SHERESHEVSKY;
OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE; SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH


Volozhin Yeshiva students #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

The building of the Volozhin Yeshiva (in Belarus), is in Jewish
hands. I made some posters to be displayed (in Hebrew >from the
Volozhin Yizkor Book and English >from the translation and the net)
for about 30 of the students who attended.

Amongst them rabbinic personalities: Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Mordechay Eliashberg, Moshe Mordechay Epstein, Shlomo David Kahane,
Yechiel Michal Halevi Epstein, Zvi-Hirsh Levinson, Avraham Duber
Kahane-Shapiro, Boruch Dov Leibovitz, Issar Zalman Melzer, Shmuel
Mohilever, Shmuel Salant, Nachum Kaplan (Nohemke >from Horodno),
Shlomo Polachek, Yitzhak Nissenboim and more.

I am trying to find more information on 3 other students:

* Eliyahu Aharon Milikovski-Samsonov. What I have is: Student of
Hanaziv and son in law of Bunimevitz >from Volozhin. Born in Mitava
(Latvia) in 5634 (1864). The pages 213-221 in his book "Yaakov's
tents" are dedicated to Volozhin. Died In Jerusalem in 5707. Also
wrote; Ohalei Aharon.

* Don Yikhye, Yehuda Leib born in Drissa in 1868. Rabbi of Shklov,
Drissa & Chernigov. Member of Nezach Yisrael. Passed away in Tel
Aviv in 1941.

* Mordechai Nachmany ( Gorodonski), born in Nesvizh (Belarus) in
1867, passed away in Rehovot in 1949.

Thank you for any help,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Volozhin Yeshiva students #rabbinic

Eilat Gordin Levitan
 

The building of the Volozhin Yeshiva (in Belarus), is in Jewish
hands. I made some posters to be displayed (in Hebrew >from the
Volozhin Yizkor Book and English >from the translation and the net)
for about 30 of the students who attended.

Amongst them rabbinic personalities: Chaim Ozer Grodzensky,
Mordechay Eliashberg, Moshe Mordechay Epstein, Shlomo David Kahane,
Yechiel Michal Halevi Epstein, Zvi-Hirsh Levinson, Avraham Duber
Kahane-Shapiro, Boruch Dov Leibovitz, Issar Zalman Melzer, Shmuel
Mohilever, Shmuel Salant, Nachum Kaplan (Nohemke >from Horodno),
Shlomo Polachek, Yitzhak Nissenboim and more.

I am trying to find more information on 3 other students:

* Eliyahu Aharon Milikovski-Samsonov. What I have is: Student of
Hanaziv and son in law of Bunimevitz >from Volozhin. Born in Mitava
(Latvia) in 5634 (1864). The pages 213-221 in his book "Yaakov's
tents" are dedicated to Volozhin. Died In Jerusalem in 5707. Also
wrote; Ohalei Aharon.

* Don Yikhye, Yehuda Leib born in Drissa in 1868. Rabbi of Shklov,
Drissa & Chernigov. Member of Nezach Yisrael. Passed away in Tel
Aviv in 1941.

* Mordechai Nachmany ( Gorodonski), born in Nesvizh (Belarus) in
1867, passed away in Rehovot in 1949.

Thank you for any help,
Eilat Gordin Levitan
Los Angeles


need small English->French translation #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Would anyone be able to translate a 275-word Danzig-related message from
English to French? If so, please contact me privately. The purpose of the
message is to request permission for us to extract and place online
information appearing in a published book about Danzig refugees detained in
Mauritius.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


cemetery photo on Danzig website #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A photograph of the grave of Jola (nee FRENKEL) ENGEL, taken in Danzig in
1938, is now available in the Gallery section of our SIG website. Thanks
very much to Jan ENGEL for this submission. If you have any photographs
from Danzig cemeteries that you wish to share, please contact me.
If you have very good image enhancement software, please let us know whether
you can read any of the inscriptions on the gravestones in the background of
this photo.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland need small English->French translation #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Would anyone be able to translate a 275-word Danzig-related message from
English to French? If so, please contact me privately. The purpose of the
message is to request permission for us to extract and place online
information appearing in a published book about Danzig refugees detained in
Mauritius.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland cemetery photo on Danzig website #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

A photograph of the grave of Jola (nee FRENKEL) ENGEL, taken in Danzig in
1938, is now available in the Gallery section of our SIG website. Thanks
very much to Jan ENGEL for this submission. If you have any photographs
from Danzig cemeteries that you wish to share, please contact me.
If you have very good image enhancement software, please let us know whether
you can read any of the inscriptions on the gravestones in the background of
this photo.

Best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@alumni.princeton.edu
near Washington, D.C.


FEILPAOVITCH #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Hello
My great grandparents were Morris LAZARUS and Annie
ALPEROVITCH listed on 5 childrens birth
certificates,On cencus details they are listed as
Russian citizens,Alas they were not natrulized,But
Morris's brother was and on his it states he was from
Grodno,On his census details it states he was from
NOWYDWOR,I canot find any details of a place known as
this and am wondering if anyone can advise me as to
where this would be as i think the census taker must
have mispelt it.
Also on my grandfathers birth certificate the 6th and
latest son Morris(Mosche) is spelt as MOUSCHA and the
mothers name is listed as Hannah FEILPAOVITCH instead
of Alperovitch.
Does anyone know where Mouscha comes >from and has
anyone come accross FEILPAOVITCH in London or anywhere
before.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz





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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom FEILPAOVITCH #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Hello
My great grandparents were Morris LAZARUS and Annie
ALPEROVITCH listed on 5 childrens birth
certificates,On cencus details they are listed as
Russian citizens,Alas they were not natrulized,But
Morris's brother was and on his it states he was from
Grodno,On his census details it states he was from
NOWYDWOR,I canot find any details of a place known as
this and am wondering if anyone can advise me as to
where this would be as i think the census taker must
have mispelt it.
Also on my grandfathers birth certificate the 6th and
latest son Morris(Mosche) is spelt as MOUSCHA and the
mothers name is listed as Hannah FEILPAOVITCH instead
of Alperovitch.
Does anyone know where Mouscha comes >from and has
anyone come accross FEILPAOVITCH in London or anywhere
before.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz





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Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Hello
On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this.
To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz





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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Hebrew naming #unitedkingdom

malcolm katz <malkikatz9361@...>
 

Hello
On finding my Great grandmothers grave at Edmonton
Federation cemetary,I have a querry for geners with
more knowledge then me,At the top of her grave are
enclosed hands with 2 candlesticks,Which i read as
meaning a Cohen,Which has confused me as i have always
known this to be passed through the male line and dont
understand the meaning of this.
To add to the confusion her fathers name on her
marriage certificate is Israel,A hebrew name in its
own right,Yet on the grave in Hebrew she is Chana bet
Binyamin(Benjamin) im am now totaly confused by this,I
know i have the right grave,If anyone can enlighten me
on either subject i would appreciate it.
Many thanks
Malcolm Katz





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Holocaust Museum in Cape Town #lithuania

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

As some Holocaust Survivors managed to
get into South Africa at the end of World War II,
I have received a few very interesting enquiries
about the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, since
my report on the Memorial Siren in Cape Town
on Holocaust Day, i.e. Yom Hashoa, >from people
looking for Family as well as second generation members
of Holocaust Survivors.

The website address and details of the Holocaust
Museum in Cape Town is as follows.

www.museums.org.za/ctholocaust

Beryl Baleson.
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Holocaust Museum in Cape Town #lithuania

Beryl. B <balden@...>
 

As some Holocaust Survivors managed to
get into South Africa at the end of World War II,
I have received a few very interesting enquiries
about the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, since
my report on the Memorial Siren in Cape Town
on Holocaust Day, i.e. Yom Hashoa, >from people
looking for Family as well as second generation members
of Holocaust Survivors.

The website address and details of the Holocaust
Museum in Cape Town is as follows.

www.museums.org.za/ctholocaust

Beryl Baleson.
Israel.
balden@zahav.net.il


MORTKELEWICZ from Dabie Poland #poland

Nicki <nicki@...>
 

I'm trying to get more information on my great uncle Yankel
MORTKELEWICZ, who in 1901 in Dabie, Poland, married my great aunt Cirel
Orchan.

Yankel came to the U.S. in 1913. He's listed as Jacob Mortkelewiez, age
38 and married in the Ellis Island records. He arrived Jun 05, 1913
having sailed on the SS Oceanic >from Southampton. He sailed in steerage
class, paid for his own passage and came with $25. His occupation is
listed as tailor. He went to Philadelphia to 414 N. 5th St. to a friend
listed as S. Noronik (that's what it looks like - the handwriting is
hard to read).

Yankel returned to Poland to get his wife and children, which the family
called Rozia, to bring them to the U.S. On the trip back to Poland he
died of a heart attack.

I tried to find old Philadelphia city directories online and even
searched the newsgroup database to see if anyone recommended an online
source, but couldn't find any leads. Maybe I was searching on the wrong
words. I also checked the 1920 census, but didn't find any Mortkelewicz
listed.

I'm trying to find:
who was living at 414 N. 5th St. in 1913
who is S. Noronik
Yankel's whereabouts in Philadelphia
when and on what ship Yankel sailed back to Poland
how to find a record of his death. I searched the worldwide burial
registry at Jewishgen and couldn't find him. My guess is that he was
buried in Dabie, Poland.

A few set of eyes and suggestions on finding more on my great uncle
would be greatly appreciated.

As an aside, I grew up in South Philadelphia which had a large Jewish
population. There is an interesting online exhibition at the National
Museum of American Jewish History about the Jews of South Philadelphia
called Still Home. Here's the link
http://www.nmajh.org/exhibitions/stillhome/index.htm

Thanks

Nicki Chodnoff
Columbus, OH
researching ROZENTAL >from Dabie, Lodz and Bialystock; Mortkelewicz >from
Dabie; ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie and Poddebice; Lewkowicz >from Slupca, and
PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow.


JRI Poland #Poland MORTKELEWICZ from Dabie Poland #poland

Nicki <nicki@...>
 

I'm trying to get more information on my great uncle Yankel
MORTKELEWICZ, who in 1901 in Dabie, Poland, married my great aunt Cirel
Orchan.

Yankel came to the U.S. in 1913. He's listed as Jacob Mortkelewiez, age
38 and married in the Ellis Island records. He arrived Jun 05, 1913
having sailed on the SS Oceanic >from Southampton. He sailed in steerage
class, paid for his own passage and came with $25. His occupation is
listed as tailor. He went to Philadelphia to 414 N. 5th St. to a friend
listed as S. Noronik (that's what it looks like - the handwriting is
hard to read).

Yankel returned to Poland to get his wife and children, which the family
called Rozia, to bring them to the U.S. On the trip back to Poland he
died of a heart attack.

I tried to find old Philadelphia city directories online and even
searched the newsgroup database to see if anyone recommended an online
source, but couldn't find any leads. Maybe I was searching on the wrong
words. I also checked the 1920 census, but didn't find any Mortkelewicz
listed.

I'm trying to find:
who was living at 414 N. 5th St. in 1913
who is S. Noronik
Yankel's whereabouts in Philadelphia
when and on what ship Yankel sailed back to Poland
how to find a record of his death. I searched the worldwide burial
registry at Jewishgen and couldn't find him. My guess is that he was
buried in Dabie, Poland.

A few set of eyes and suggestions on finding more on my great uncle
would be greatly appreciated.

As an aside, I grew up in South Philadelphia which had a large Jewish
population. There is an interesting online exhibition at the National
Museum of American Jewish History about the Jews of South Philadelphia
called Still Home. Here's the link
http://www.nmajh.org/exhibitions/stillhome/index.htm

Thanks

Nicki Chodnoff
Columbus, OH
researching ROZENTAL >from Dabie, Lodz and Bialystock; Mortkelewicz >from
Dabie; ORCHAN >from Lodz, Dabie and Poddebice; Lewkowicz >from Slupca, and
PARZENCZEWSKA(SKI) >from Lodz and Ozorkow.


Vilna Gaon descendant named KATZ #rabbinic

rsisseroff
 

BS"D

I am looking for a friend whose family descends >from the Gaon of
Vilna to a family named KATZ. This KATZ married a SONENSON (or
SONENZON)

All the best and a good Shabbos,
Raanan Shalom Isseroff


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Vilna Gaon descendant named KATZ #rabbinic

rsisseroff
 

BS"D

I am looking for a friend whose family descends >from the Gaon of
Vilna to a family named KATZ. This KATZ married a SONENSON (or
SONENZON)

All the best and a good Shabbos,
Raanan Shalom Isseroff