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RACHLES Family #general

Evanwm25@...
 

Looking for descendants, people with knowledge of, etc., the RACHLES family.
Of Passaic, NJ, and before that, Wysokye Litovsk (Vishuker Litofsk). Also
related to an Etta Rochelle and Edith Garber >from New York and Passaic,
respectively.

Thanks,
Evan Wm. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA

Also researching:
WEYL/WEIL/WEILL of Westhoffen, Offenbach, Obernai, Saarwellingen,
Saarlouis; CHASAN/CHASANOWITZ of Fastow, Kiev; GOLD/GOLDGLEID/GOLDGLEIJT
of Grodno, New York City;KAGAN of Bielsk, Warsaw; SMORGONSKI of Sejny,
Suwalki; STONE of Suwalki, Boston, Philadelphia; MIRELSON of Vitebsk,
Passaic, NJ; WOLFSON of Pittsburgh; ARFELD/ARFIELD/ARFELDER/AFFOLDER of
Wheeling, Pittsburgh; LEWY of Saarwellingen; HERTZ/HERZ of Bettingen,


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RACHLES Family #general

Evanwm25@...
 

Looking for descendants, people with knowledge of, etc., the RACHLES family.
Of Passaic, NJ, and before that, Wysokye Litovsk (Vishuker Litofsk). Also
related to an Etta Rochelle and Edith Garber >from New York and Passaic,
respectively.

Thanks,
Evan Wm. Wolfson
Pittsburgh, PA

Also researching:
WEYL/WEIL/WEILL of Westhoffen, Offenbach, Obernai, Saarwellingen,
Saarlouis; CHASAN/CHASANOWITZ of Fastow, Kiev; GOLD/GOLDGLEID/GOLDGLEIJT
of Grodno, New York City;KAGAN of Bielsk, Warsaw; SMORGONSKI of Sejny,
Suwalki; STONE of Suwalki, Boston, Philadelphia; MIRELSON of Vitebsk,
Passaic, NJ; WOLFSON of Pittsburgh; ARFELD/ARFIELD/ARFELDER/AFFOLDER of
Wheeling, Pittsburgh; LEWY of Saarwellingen; HERTZ/HERZ of Bettingen,


Letichev #general

Raymond Goren <cpa@...>
 

Has anyone researched any family history >from this town in the Ukraine? How
would I find out if there are any microfilm records of documents available

from the town?


Origin of the name Gussie for a woman #general

Bklyn Nyker <bnyker@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Can anyone tell me if the name Gussie for a woman is a nickname, or the
origins of the name?

I am having a hard time locating Gussie CHEIFETZ, The second wife of my
GGF, and I am wondering if it is because this is not her given name, but a
nickname.

Thanks in advance,
B Miller
Bklyn, New York
CHEIFETZ, KOREN, STRUMPF, PAINE


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Letichev #general

Raymond Goren <cpa@...>
 

Has anyone researched any family history >from this town in the Ukraine? How
would I find out if there are any microfilm records of documents available

from the town?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Origin of the name Gussie for a woman #general

Bklyn Nyker <bnyker@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners,

Can anyone tell me if the name Gussie for a woman is a nickname, or the
origins of the name?

I am having a hard time locating Gussie CHEIFETZ, The second wife of my
GGF, and I am wondering if it is because this is not her given name, but a
nickname.

Thanks in advance,
B Miller
Bklyn, New York
CHEIFETZ, KOREN, STRUMPF, PAINE


Nussach and Chasidim in Galicia #galicia

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

As has been pointed out, Nussach Sfard was introduced by the BESH"T, the
founder of the Chasidic movement, based on the Kabbalah.
Though I hesitate to disagree with such a prominent expert in genealogy as
Rafi Gruber, and it might seem unlikely that being a Chassid myself I would
care to make such a point, I feel that I should point out that based on my
personal research and scores of interviews with Holocaust survivors, I feel
that the statement "in the 1870's and the 1880's, Galicia became virtually
emptied of non Chassidic worshipers." is not accurate.
Though Mr. Gruber is 100% correct to state that the spread of the movement
of Hassidut and its influence is unprecedented in Jewish History" and it is
true that nearly every Jew with Galician ancestors can assume that at least
some were Chasidic.
However, in many of the larger cities in Galicia there were large
percentages of Jews that were not Chasidim. Though they often did not have
the animosity towards Chasidism that their Lithuanian brethren exhibited,
and they may have occasionally gone to a Rebbe for a blessing thay did not
pray Nussach Sfard.
Rather as S. Herold rightfully pointed out "Galicia was not all Hassidic,
and therefore surely both customs existed
side by side. The large synagogues must have used the Ashkenasi custom,
while the smaller Hassidic "Batei Midrash" must have used the Lurianic
custom."
Indeed, this has ben documented in varouos interviews that I have conducted
for the Zamler Project of the YIVO Institute. Though in some cities,
especially in western Galicia the main Synagogue was Chasidic, in many
others it was only the Shtiblach that was.
I have for years tried to finding unbiased scientific data on the percentage
of Chasidim in Galicia, I have not found any. My personal unscientific
estimate is 60% in most areas, with the rural areas and small cities being
overwhelming Chassidic while the large cities usually having larger
non-Chasidic populations.
It is important to note that in photos >from those years it is nearly
impossible to discern a Chassid >from a non-Chasidic observant Jew. All
traditional Galician Jews were the "Shtraimel" the fur hats that Chasidim
wear to this very day. It was in more recent years that the non-Chasidim
from Galicia abandoned their garb leaving it for Chasidim alone.
Regards,

Avrumy Heschel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Nussach and Chasidim in Galicia #galicia

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

As has been pointed out, Nussach Sfard was introduced by the BESH"T, the
founder of the Chasidic movement, based on the Kabbalah.
Though I hesitate to disagree with such a prominent expert in genealogy as
Rafi Gruber, and it might seem unlikely that being a Chassid myself I would
care to make such a point, I feel that I should point out that based on my
personal research and scores of interviews with Holocaust survivors, I feel
that the statement "in the 1870's and the 1880's, Galicia became virtually
emptied of non Chassidic worshipers." is not accurate.
Though Mr. Gruber is 100% correct to state that the spread of the movement
of Hassidut and its influence is unprecedented in Jewish History" and it is
true that nearly every Jew with Galician ancestors can assume that at least
some were Chasidic.
However, in many of the larger cities in Galicia there were large
percentages of Jews that were not Chasidim. Though they often did not have
the animosity towards Chasidism that their Lithuanian brethren exhibited,
and they may have occasionally gone to a Rebbe for a blessing thay did not
pray Nussach Sfard.
Rather as S. Herold rightfully pointed out "Galicia was not all Hassidic,
and therefore surely both customs existed
side by side. The large synagogues must have used the Ashkenasi custom,
while the smaller Hassidic "Batei Midrash" must have used the Lurianic
custom."
Indeed, this has ben documented in varouos interviews that I have conducted
for the Zamler Project of the YIVO Institute. Though in some cities,
especially in western Galicia the main Synagogue was Chasidic, in many
others it was only the Shtiblach that was.
I have for years tried to finding unbiased scientific data on the percentage
of Chasidim in Galicia, I have not found any. My personal unscientific
estimate is 60% in most areas, with the rural areas and small cities being
overwhelming Chassidic while the large cities usually having larger
non-Chasidic populations.
It is important to note that in photos >from those years it is nearly
impossible to discern a Chassid >from a non-Chasidic observant Jew. All
traditional Galician Jews were the "Shtraimel" the fur hats that Chasidim
wear to this very day. It was in more recent years that the non-Chasidim
from Galicia abandoned their garb leaving it for Chasidim alone.
Regards,

Avrumy Heschel


Re: Nussach and Chasidim in Galicia #galicia

Rafi Guber
 

In reply to Reb Heschel I say with respect that I am familiar with the "Stadt
Schul"
phenomena. The larger schuls in many provincial capitals did hold out as
bulwarks against the spread of Hassidus. Many of the fathers who disowned
sons who became Hassidim ( as well as others) found these places as the last
refuge of the generations still fighting the influence of the Besht.

My personal experience tells me that finding old Nusach Askenaz prayer books
from Galicia is as likely as finding the perverbial atheist in a foxhole. My
point was that it more that it is important for people with Galician
ancestors to assume Chassidic ancestry than not. I would also respectfully
ask Reb Heschel to substantiate his 40% pecent figure. My sincere respect for
YIVO notwithstanding, YIVO can leave people even unintentually with the idea
that most Jews were Litvaks and most of those were Yiddish culturists.

A simple example may suffice. Reb Levi Yitchak Z"L began his years in
Berdichev about 1780 and at the time he had to sue to form indepedent
Chassidic rabbinic courts and tax collecting procedures. By 1850 if there we
two non Chassidic Schuls left in Berdichev of any size please let me know
where they were.

True this is not Galicia, but just because a larger city had a schadt schul
is no indication that it had a large nonchassidic population. Take Pshmeshyl
or Tarnow or Jaroslav, Bresko. Show me the 40% non-chassidim. Ask Professor
Sid Leiman at Brooklyn College or ask the Adom Gadol Rav Noach Issac Oelbaum
we he thinks.

I franky am making this point definatively but respectfully because so many
people (certainly not Reb Heschel) hav trouble acceptng the truth about
their Hassidic roots for ideological and political reasons. These ideas can
lead to bad genealogy. We should be opened to the truth regardles of were it
comes from.

Respectfully

Rafi Guber


Alexander Dietz: Stammbuch der Frankfurter Juden #general

Evanwm25@...
 

Would anyone be willing to do a look-up for me in "Stammbuch der
Frankfurter Juden"? I am assuming most of this will be in German. My
lack of knowledge of this language is proving to be a great hindrance in
my research.

Thanks for the tip, Georg.

Evan Wm. Wolfson


family corb/korb #general

sybil goldberg <syb12@...>
 

I am reseaarching the Family Corb >from Gombin in Poland who arrived in
London 1886, can anyone help.
Sybil Goldberg address syb12@optusnet.com.au


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Nussach and Chasidim in Galicia #galicia

Rafi Guber
 

In reply to Reb Heschel I say with respect that I am familiar with the "Stadt
Schul"
phenomena. The larger schuls in many provincial capitals did hold out as
bulwarks against the spread of Hassidus. Many of the fathers who disowned
sons who became Hassidim ( as well as others) found these places as the last
refuge of the generations still fighting the influence of the Besht.

My personal experience tells me that finding old Nusach Askenaz prayer books
from Galicia is as likely as finding the perverbial atheist in a foxhole. My
point was that it more that it is important for people with Galician
ancestors to assume Chassidic ancestry than not. I would also respectfully
ask Reb Heschel to substantiate his 40% pecent figure. My sincere respect for
YIVO notwithstanding, YIVO can leave people even unintentually with the idea
that most Jews were Litvaks and most of those were Yiddish culturists.

A simple example may suffice. Reb Levi Yitchak Z"L began his years in
Berdichev about 1780 and at the time he had to sue to form indepedent
Chassidic rabbinic courts and tax collecting procedures. By 1850 if there we
two non Chassidic Schuls left in Berdichev of any size please let me know
where they were.

True this is not Galicia, but just because a larger city had a schadt schul
is no indication that it had a large nonchassidic population. Take Pshmeshyl
or Tarnow or Jaroslav, Bresko. Show me the 40% non-chassidim. Ask Professor
Sid Leiman at Brooklyn College or ask the Adom Gadol Rav Noach Issac Oelbaum
we he thinks.

I franky am making this point definatively but respectfully because so many
people (certainly not Reb Heschel) hav trouble acceptng the truth about
their Hassidic roots for ideological and political reasons. These ideas can
lead to bad genealogy. We should be opened to the truth regardles of were it
comes from.

Respectfully

Rafi Guber


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Alexander Dietz: Stammbuch der Frankfurter Juden #general

Evanwm25@...
 

Would anyone be willing to do a look-up for me in "Stammbuch der
Frankfurter Juden"? I am assuming most of this will be in German. My
lack of knowledge of this language is proving to be a great hindrance in
my research.

Thanks for the tip, Georg.

Evan Wm. Wolfson


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen family corb/korb #general

sybil goldberg <syb12@...>
 

I am reseaarching the Family Corb >from Gombin in Poland who arrived in
London 1886, can anyone help.
Sybil Goldberg address syb12@optusnet.com.au


IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
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The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
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of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
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Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

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& Yearbook Editor


IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #lodz #poland

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
copies can be ordered for only $25 each. And, these prices include
shipping! Don't miss this last opportunity to add this outstanding resource
to your genealogical library.

The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
extensive bibliography of North American Jewish Community books ever
compiled (nearly 1,000 listings), contact information throughout the world
of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to
include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit
card statement, your CARD NUMBER and its EXPIRATION MONTH and YEAR.

Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP
& Yearbook Editor


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #galicia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
copies can be ordered for only $25 each. And, these prices include
shipping! Don't miss this last opportunity to add this outstanding resource
to your genealogical library.

The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
extensive bibliography of North American Jewish Community books ever
compiled (nearly 1,000 listings), contact information throughout the world
of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to
include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit
card statement, your CARD NUMBER and its EXPIRATION MONTH and YEAR.

Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP
& Yearbook Editor


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #lodz #poland

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
copies can be ordered for only $25 each. And, these prices include
shipping! Don't miss this last opportunity to add this outstanding resource
to your genealogical library.

The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
extensive bibliography of North American Jewish Community books ever
compiled (nearly 1,000 listings), contact information throughout the world
of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to
include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit
card statement, your CARD NUMBER and its EXPIRATION MONTH and YEAR.

Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP
& Yearbook Editor


Re: German Colonies in western Galicia #galicia

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>
 

You should remember that South Russia, Eastern Ukraine, and "Poland" were
all within the Russian empire during the 19th Century. When one speaks of
"German Colonies" in these places, you are really speaking of communities of
ethnic Germans in various parts of the Russian Empire. They were invited
into Russia by several Tsars over the centuries as a way of developing
sparsely populated regions and populating them with people seen to be
energetic and culturally and technologically advanced.

On the other hand, Galicia was part of the Hapsburg Empire. Centered on
Vienna, this empire was already essentially German. while there were no
doubt communities of ethnic Germans in Galicia, this was more a result of
the Germanic nature of the rulers of the empire. To learn more about these
communities, or their descendants, take a look at the organization called
"Galician German Descendants." You can find out about that organization on
the FEEFHS web site at http://feefhs.org/gal/ggd/frg-ggd.html

Peter Zavon, Editor
Gesher Galicia Family Finder
Penfield, NY

PZAVON@Rochester.RR.Com

----- Original Message -----
Subject: German Colonies in western Galicia
From: LaszynskiL@aol.com
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 21:54:53 EST
X-Message-Number: 3

Hello All,
I ran across a reference in the LDS Library catalog to German colonies in
South Russia, Eastern Ukraine and in Poland. Were there also German
colonies
in Galicia and if there were where were they located?

Larry Laszynski
laszynskil@aol.com


IAJGS Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 #latvia

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

Posted on behalf of Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP & Yearbook Editor

Last chance to get Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000. And, at a substantial
discount! The IAJGS is closing out all remaining stock for only $21 each in
quantities of 5 or more. (A 40% discount >from the original price). Single
copies can be ordered for only $25 each. And, these prices include
shipping! Don't miss this last opportunity to add this outstanding resource
to your genealogical library.

The nearly 500 pages of Jewish Genealogy Yearbook 2000 include the most
extensive bibliography of North American Jewish Community books ever
compiled (nearly 1,000 listings), contact information throughout the world
of Jewish Genealogy, over 250 pages of reference material provided by
conference speakers at this past Summer's Jewish Genealogy Conference in
Salt Lake City, a Family History Library research guide, and the fascinating
story of the 150+ year history of the Jews of Utah.

Order your copies by sending your check, made payable to the IAJGS, to
Marilyn Natchez, IAJGS Treasurer, PO Box 251683, West Bloomfield, MI
48325-1683. Alternatively, you may pay by VISA or MasterCard. To do this,
send your authorization to charge your card to Marilyn at the mailing
address above or at her e-mail address, MRNatchez@aol.com. Don't forget to
include the NAME shown on the card, the ADDRESS as shown on your credit
card statement, your CARD NUMBER and its EXPIRATION MONTH and YEAR.

Orders will be honored until stocks are exhausted.

Hal Bookbinder, IAJGS VP
& Yearbook Editor