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Re: Stanley Diamond to be profiled in Canadian documentary #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

Can we get it in the U.S.? If so, how?

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


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JRI Poland #Poland Re: Stanley Diamond to be profiled in Canadian documentary #poland

Fbussgang@...
 

Can we get it in the U.S.? If so, how?

Fay Bussgang
Lexington, MA


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Recurring name L. Maness #poland

JUDITH BERLOWITZ <jberlowitz@...>
 

In my RITTERBAND/RYTERBAND family, the name Maness
recurs, often following a first name Leon (Lejb? Lev?)
or other L-name (e.g. Lucia). Sometimes the
combination is represented by other names forming the
initials L.M (Lawrence Myron, Lee Michael). The
earliest person with this name I have documented is
Leon Maness RITTERBAND, b. 1809 in Poland. I haven't
found any info on JRI-Poland. Some family members
speculate that the Maness name could stem from
Manassheh, son of Joseph.
Does anyone recognize these names or any similar
configurations?
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California
researching: ALEXANDER, BERLOWITZ, FRESCHL, GATTMAN,
HENRIQUES DE SOUZA, PHILIPSBORN, RITTERBAND,
SCHMALBACH, DA SILVA SOLIS...


JRI Poland #Poland Recurring name L. Maness #poland

JUDITH BERLOWITZ <jberlowitz@...>
 

In my RITTERBAND/RYTERBAND family, the name Maness
recurs, often following a first name Leon (Lejb? Lev?)
or other L-name (e.g. Lucia). Sometimes the
combination is represented by other names forming the
initials L.M (Lawrence Myron, Lee Michael). The
earliest person with this name I have documented is
Leon Maness RITTERBAND, b. 1809 in Poland. I haven't
found any info on JRI-Poland. Some family members
speculate that the Maness name could stem from
Manassheh, son of Joseph.
Does anyone recognize these names or any similar
configurations?
Judith Berlowitz
Berkeley, California
researching: ALEXANDER, BERLOWITZ, FRESCHL, GATTMAN,
HENRIQUES DE SOUZA, PHILIPSBORN, RITTERBAND,
SCHMALBACH, DA SILVA SOLIS...


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Shalom Dov Ber of Mezritch & Rambam #rabbinic

philapple@...
 

In the introduction to his book of responsa, Heichlei Shen (Warsaw:
1868), Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber of Mezritch (also known as Shalom Duber),
states that he is a descendant of the Rambam. He traces his
Maimonidean descent through his mother'&#146;s father, Rabbi Yehuda Meshils,
who was the great-grandson of &#147;Rabbi Moshe Rabbi Meshils of Slutsk.&#148;
(I assume the double name means either a son or son-in-law of Rabbi
Meshils.) Further, Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber states that this Rabbi Moshe
Rabbi Meshils completed the study of the entire Talmud 55 times and
also owned a genealogical table (k&#146;tav yichus) that showed his descent
from the Rambam. The whereabouts of this document are today unknown.
Is there any way to confirm independently the validity of Rabbi Shalom
Dov Ber&#146;s claim? Is anyone aware of Shalom Dov Ber&#146;s own descendants?

Phillip Applebaum


Shalom Dov Ber of Mezritch & Rambam #rabbinic

philapple@...
 

In the introduction to his book of responsa, Heichlei Shen (Warsaw:
1868), Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber of Mezritch (also known as Shalom Duber),
states that he is a descendant of the Rambam. He traces his
Maimonidean descent through his mother'&#146;s father, Rabbi Yehuda Meshils,
who was the great-grandson of &#147;Rabbi Moshe Rabbi Meshils of Slutsk.&#148;
(I assume the double name means either a son or son-in-law of Rabbi
Meshils.) Further, Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber states that this Rabbi Moshe
Rabbi Meshils completed the study of the entire Talmud 55 times and
also owned a genealogical table (k&#146;tav yichus) that showed his descent
from the Rambam. The whereabouts of this document are today unknown.
Is there any way to confirm independently the validity of Rabbi Shalom
Dov Ber&#146;s claim? Is anyone aware of Shalom Dov Ber&#146;s own descendants?

Phillip Applebaum


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: HaRav Yehoshu'a Zevulun #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

On 2004.03.21, Shoshana L. Boublil <toramada@...> wrote:

A branch of my family tree starts with "HaRav Yehoshu'a Zevulun".
The source (an introduction to a book) states the name as though it
is a recognizable name.

Does anyone have any idea who this rabbi could be?
I don't know of any rabbi called R' Yehoshua Zevulun. My guess
is that it means that the father of the family, was the son of
R' Yehoshua, by the name of Zevulun.

The only way he could have such a name, is if his father was a very
famous rabbi, and that is why he could be referred to simply as
R' Yehoshua.

This R' Yehoshua could be one of several depending on the period.

I would start by trying to narrow down the period being researched,
and then researching all the famous R' Yehoshua's of that period, and
seeing if one of them had a son called Zevulun.

Best wishes,
Yehuda Herskowitz


Re: HaRav Yehoshu'a Zevulun #rabbinic

seforimlover
 

On 2004.03.21, Shoshana L. Boublil <toramada@...> wrote:

A branch of my family tree starts with "HaRav Yehoshu'a Zevulun".
The source (an introduction to a book) states the name as though it
is a recognizable name.

Does anyone have any idea who this rabbi could be?
I don't know of any rabbi called R' Yehoshua Zevulun. My guess
is that it means that the father of the family, was the son of
R' Yehoshua, by the name of Zevulun.

The only way he could have such a name, is if his father was a very
famous rabbi, and that is why he could be referred to simply as
R' Yehoshua.

This R' Yehoshua could be one of several depending on the period.

I would start by trying to narrow down the period being researched,
and then researching all the famous R' Yehoshua's of that period, and
seeing if one of them had a son called Zevulun.

Best wishes,
Yehuda Herskowitz


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RABINOVITCH of Zhet'l (Dyatlovo) #rabbinic

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear All.

My ancestor of Zhet'l, Zeev Wolf RABINOVITCH, who was born in 1755 to
Chaim, and had his son Eliahu in 1785, and also Nathan in 1792 (died
as child), Mendel in 1805, Shmuel Moshe in 1807, & Nison (Nathan?)
about 1810, was referred as a qualified rabbi.

A Keila, sister of 'David of Mir', married one of the RABINOVITCHs of
Zhetel.

from the Jewish Encyclopaedia we learn that Rabbi Moshe Wolf of Grodno (died
1830) had a son David, who went to Mir, and therefore Keila may had been the
daughter of Moshe Wolf.

Can anyone help with more details. Any help will be most appreciated.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Israel.


RABINOVITCH of Zhet'l (Dyatlovo) #rabbinic

chaikin <chaikin@...>
 

Dear All.

My ancestor of Zhet'l, Zeev Wolf RABINOVITCH, who was born in 1755 to
Chaim, and had his son Eliahu in 1785, and also Nathan in 1792 (died
as child), Mendel in 1805, Shmuel Moshe in 1807, & Nison (Nathan?)
about 1810, was referred as a qualified rabbi.

A Keila, sister of 'David of Mir', married one of the RABINOVITCHs of
Zhetel.

from the Jewish Encyclopaedia we learn that Rabbi Moshe Wolf of Grodno (died
1830) had a son David, who went to Mir, and therefore Keila may had been the
daughter of Moshe Wolf.

Can anyone help with more details. Any help will be most appreciated.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Israel.


re : Sorbonne records #france

Eliane ROOS <eliagil.roos@...>
 

Jackye Sullins inquired about a relative who attended the Sorbonne for
two years in 1906 and 1907.
Yes there is some way to write and obtain student records and
information indeed but you are to be as precise as possible and know
exactly what kind of studies that was and all personal details;

You may write to :
La Sorbonne, service des Archives,
46 rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris, France.

They will tell you where those archives are now.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris


French SIG #France re : Sorbonne records #france

Eliane ROOS <eliagil.roos@...>
 

Jackye Sullins inquired about a relative who attended the Sorbonne for
two years in 1906 and 1907.
Yes there is some way to write and obtain student records and
information indeed but you are to be as precise as possible and know
exactly what kind of studies that was and all personal details;

You may write to :
La Sorbonne, service des Archives,
46 rue Saint-Jacques 75005 Paris, France.

They will tell you where those archives are now.

Eliane Roos Schuhl, Paris


Seeking BURDMAN from Sokiryany in Brazil #latinamerica

Vladimir Sinayuk <sinayukv@...>
 

Dear Latin America SIG,

Thanks to some inspired guidance >from members of this SIG, I was able to
confirm that my great-uncle Menache BURDMAN did in fact move to Brazil
from Sokiryany, Bessarabia (Romania in those days). I got the following
information >from the Jewish Burial Society of Sao Paulo:

Deceased: MENACHE BURDMAN
Date of Death: March 19, 1960
Father: ISRAEL
Mother: CHAJA
Origin: RUMANIA
Wife: SARA
Children: JAIME, VALDEMAR, ADOLFO and CLARA.
He is buried in the Israelita Cemetery of Butanta, Sao Paulo in Block
34, Grave 97, Sector G.

Now, the question is how to track down his descendents based upon this
information. I was able to find several people with the surname
BURDMANN through Sao Paolo white pages on-line, but none of the first
names matched. However, I have none of the names of Menache's
grandchildren. I would appreciate any and all advice on how to get more
information on the family above. Also, would anyone happen to know how
to track down an immigration record >from Brazil?

Thanks,
Vlad

Vladimir Sinayuk | Bronx, NY | Email: sinayukv@... | Seeking:

BANET >from Pabianice | BERMAN >from Cincinnati | BETIS >from Balta |
BRONFMAN >from Sokiryany | BURDMAN >from S=E3o Paulo| BURDMAN from
Chernovtsy| BURDMAN >from Sokiryany | CHERNYAK >from Chernovtsy | DOSICK
from Zhitomir | GORBACH >from Chernovtsy | HOCHBAUM >from Buenos Aires |
JOSEPH >from Karlsruhe | LERNER >from Chernovtsy | ROISMAN >from Sokiryany
|SCHWAGER >from Bucuresti | SHECHTER >from Falesti | SINAYUK >from Chernovtsy

MODERATOR NOTE: List of names being researched truncated to the six line limit.


Latin America #LatinAmerica Seeking BURDMAN from Sokiryany in Brazil #latinamerica

Vladimir Sinayuk <sinayukv@...>
 

Dear Latin America SIG,

Thanks to some inspired guidance >from members of this SIG, I was able to
confirm that my great-uncle Menache BURDMAN did in fact move to Brazil
from Sokiryany, Bessarabia (Romania in those days). I got the following
information >from the Jewish Burial Society of Sao Paulo:

Deceased: MENACHE BURDMAN
Date of Death: March 19, 1960
Father: ISRAEL
Mother: CHAJA
Origin: RUMANIA
Wife: SARA
Children: JAIME, VALDEMAR, ADOLFO and CLARA.
He is buried in the Israelita Cemetery of Butanta, Sao Paulo in Block
34, Grave 97, Sector G.

Now, the question is how to track down his descendents based upon this
information. I was able to find several people with the surname
BURDMANN through Sao Paolo white pages on-line, but none of the first
names matched. However, I have none of the names of Menache's
grandchildren. I would appreciate any and all advice on how to get more
information on the family above. Also, would anyone happen to know how
to track down an immigration record >from Brazil?

Thanks,
Vlad

Vladimir Sinayuk | Bronx, NY | Email: sinayukv@... | Seeking:

BANET >from Pabianice | BERMAN >from Cincinnati | BETIS >from Balta |
BRONFMAN >from Sokiryany | BURDMAN >from S=E3o Paulo| BURDMAN from
Chernovtsy| BURDMAN >from Sokiryany | CHERNYAK >from Chernovtsy | DOSICK
from Zhitomir | GORBACH >from Chernovtsy | HOCHBAUM >from Buenos Aires |
JOSEPH >from Karlsruhe | LERNER >from Chernovtsy | ROISMAN >from Sokiryany
|SCHWAGER >from Bucuresti | SHECHTER >from Falesti | SINAYUK >from Chernovtsy

MODERATOR NOTE: List of names being researched truncated to the six line limit.


Re: bialystok digest: March 21, 2004 #poland

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

There seem to be very few towns or villages in Poland beginning with the
letter L.

Landowa doesn't appear even in the very large scale map of Poland by
Michelin and not in JRI-Poland or Mapquest which I closely reviewed.
Lendowo Budy suggested by Robin also does not appear in my sources.Budy
is quite common (ten locations) but not correct.

Anyone have more info on this latter place? It might be the
same as my Landowa which was in Lomza Gubornia not far >from Sokoly/Bialystok
perhaps in the direction of Bransk (Breinsk), but documentation evidence is
lacking.

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Researching Sokoly


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: bialystok digest: March 21, 2004 #poland

Avigdor&Laia <lbendov@...>
 

There seem to be very few towns or villages in Poland beginning with the
letter L.

Landowa doesn't appear even in the very large scale map of Poland by
Michelin and not in JRI-Poland or Mapquest which I closely reviewed.
Lendowo Budy suggested by Robin also does not appear in my sources.Budy
is quite common (ten locations) but not correct.

Anyone have more info on this latter place? It might be the
same as my Landowa which was in Lomza Gubornia not far >from Sokoly/Bialystok
perhaps in the direction of Bransk (Breinsk), but documentation evidence is
lacking.

Avigdor Ben-Dov
Researching Sokoly


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 25 Kovner Yiddish/Hebrew names #lithuania

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Many moons ago I cataloged all the burials in the 19 Kovner landsmanshaftn
plots in the New York metropolitan area, plus more recently, the Kovner
Shul plot in West Roxbury, MA (near Boston). All NY plots have
subsequently been updated through the end of calendar year 2003. I am in
the process of formatting this material for the internet. Out of a total
of 5873 burials, there are 25 Yiddish or Hebrew names that I am unfamilar
with. I have spelled them out below. Can someone please provide me with
their English transliteration? Please note that a "bet" could also be a
"vet", a "kaf" could also be a "chaf", and a "pey" could also be a "fey",
and vice versa. Since there was no vowel on these letters, I had no way of
distinguishing them. What I referred to as "kaf" is the letter in the
Hebrew alphabet directly following "yad"; what I referred to as "kuf" is
the letter in the Hebrew alphabet directly following "tzadi" and "tzadi sofit".

I do not see these names listed in "Jewish Personal Names" by the late
Rabbi Shmuel Gorr nor in "The Name Dictionary" by Alfred J. Kolatch.

male names:

aleph-daled-lamed-fey sofit (let's hope it's not Adolf written in Hebrew
letters)
aleph-lamed-yad-kuf
aleph-yad-zion-hey
chet-vav-yad-tzadi sofit
daled-nun-aleph
hey-vav-resh-shin
lamed-aleph-vav-ayin
mem-tav-yad-tav
pey-resh-vav-yad-samech
samech-aleph-nun-ayin
vav-shin-resh-hey
yad-shin-yad
yad-vav-daled-aleph
yad-zion-aleph-lamed
zion-chaf-resh-yad

female names:

aleph-resh-aleph-lamed-bet-yad-tet-aleph
aleph-samech-nun-tav
aleph-samech-vav-hey
aleph-yad-yad-gimmel-lamed
bet-hey-yad-resh-hey
samech-lamed-fey-kuf-heh
shin-tzadi-ayin-resh-ayin
vav-zion-ayin-lamed-yad
yad-chet-daled
zion-chaf-resh-hey

Please respond privately.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


25 Kovner Yiddish/Hebrew names #lithuania

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Many moons ago I cataloged all the burials in the 19 Kovner landsmanshaftn
plots in the New York metropolitan area, plus more recently, the Kovner
Shul plot in West Roxbury, MA (near Boston). All NY plots have
subsequently been updated through the end of calendar year 2003. I am in
the process of formatting this material for the internet. Out of a total
of 5873 burials, there are 25 Yiddish or Hebrew names that I am unfamilar
with. I have spelled them out below. Can someone please provide me with
their English transliteration? Please note that a "bet" could also be a
"vet", a "kaf" could also be a "chaf", and a "pey" could also be a "fey",
and vice versa. Since there was no vowel on these letters, I had no way of
distinguishing them. What I referred to as "kaf" is the letter in the
Hebrew alphabet directly following "yad"; what I referred to as "kuf" is
the letter in the Hebrew alphabet directly following "tzadi" and "tzadi sofit".

I do not see these names listed in "Jewish Personal Names" by the late
Rabbi Shmuel Gorr nor in "The Name Dictionary" by Alfred J. Kolatch.

male names:

aleph-daled-lamed-fey sofit (let's hope it's not Adolf written in Hebrew
letters)
aleph-lamed-yad-kuf
aleph-yad-zion-hey
chet-vav-yad-tzadi sofit
daled-nun-aleph
hey-vav-resh-shin
lamed-aleph-vav-ayin
mem-tav-yad-tav
pey-resh-vav-yad-samech
samech-aleph-nun-ayin
vav-shin-resh-hey
yad-shin-yad
yad-vav-daled-aleph
yad-zion-aleph-lamed
zion-chaf-resh-yad

female names:

aleph-resh-aleph-lamed-bet-yad-tet-aleph
aleph-samech-nun-tav
aleph-samech-vav-hey
aleph-yad-yad-gimmel-lamed
bet-hey-yad-resh-hey
samech-lamed-fey-kuf-heh
shin-tzadi-ayin-resh-ayin
vav-zion-ayin-lamed-yad
yad-chet-daled
zion-chaf-resh-hey

Please respond privately.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Ada Greenblatt
ada.Greenblatt@...


Missing Kaunas uyezd group recipients #lithuania

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Yesterday (March 21) I made a distribution of 26 newly translated lists to
the Kaunas uyezd group. The following recipients "had delivery problems"
(in other words, the files bounced):

Barry Demba <LeeDemba@...>
Stephen E. Franklin <franklin@...>
Linda Gilmore <lggrn@...>
Erdei Guillermo <gee98@...>

Please provide me with your new email address so that I can send you the
files. Or if anyone else knows of the current email address for any of
these people, can you please give it to me?

An updated list of all documents that the Kaunas uyezd group has received
to date, color-coded by town, can be found at
http://home.att.net/~Kaunas/kaunasuyezd.htm.

Ada Greenblatt
LitvakSIG Kaunas district research group co-ordinator
ada.Greenblatt@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Missing Kaunas uyezd group recipients #lithuania

Ada Greenblatt <ada.Greenblatt@...>
 

Yesterday (March 21) I made a distribution of 26 newly translated lists to
the Kaunas uyezd group. The following recipients "had delivery problems"
(in other words, the files bounced):

Barry Demba <LeeDemba@...>
Stephen E. Franklin <franklin@...>
Linda Gilmore <lggrn@...>
Erdei Guillermo <gee98@...>

Please provide me with your new email address so that I can send you the
files. Or if anyone else knows of the current email address for any of
these people, can you please give it to me?

An updated list of all documents that the Kaunas uyezd group has received
to date, color-coded by town, can be found at
http://home.att.net/~Kaunas/kaunasuyezd.htm.

Ada Greenblatt
LitvakSIG Kaunas district research group co-ordinator
ada.Greenblatt@...

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.