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Jewish Genealogical Society Johannesburg, 21st May #general

Colin Plen
 

The next meeting of our society is on Sunday 21st May. We meet every month
on the third Sunday night at 7.30 pm in the Pine Street Shul hall.
Everyone is welcome.
Our speaker this month is Marius Basson who is the chief librarian at the
Strange Library (strange name that) of the University of the Witwatersrand.
He will tell us about the information that is available for genealogists at
his library.
For more information Phone Colin Plen at work at 377 5504 or after
hours at 882 7579
Looking forward to seeing some of you


Nominations for the IAJGS Board of Directors #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

We are still looking for a few good genealogists to serve on the IAJGS
Board. If you know someone who is interested in being on the Board,
please have them fill out the application posted at:
http://www.mindspring.com/~peggyf/iajgsap.htm

Or, if you know someone that you think would be a good candidate, but has
questions about what is required of the Directors, please have them contact
one of the members of the Nominating Committee. A candidate must be a
member of one of the IAJGS member organizations to apply.

Thank you.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Chairman of the Nominating Committee
<PeggyF@...>

Sheila Goldberg
President, Champaign-Urbana Jewish Genealogy Society
<goldberg@...>

Marilyn R. Natchez
Treasurer, IAJGS
<MRNatchez@...>


April ShtetLinks Statistics #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

I thought I would share with you some interesting statistics about our
project, as I know at least some of you wonder if anyone is paying
attention. In the month of April, ShtetLinks had over 150,000 hits,
representing some 9876 individual visitors, of whom 1541 visited
ShtetLinks more than once. Lodz continues to be, by far, our most
popular site, with Suchostav Region Research Group, Krakow, Riga, and
Zmigrod rounding out the top 5 individual sites on our server. Aside
from JewishGen, our top 5 referring sites are google.com, yahoo,
altavista, and excite. We are pleased to be listed on so many referral
lists. Eight new sites were reserved in April, and 3 new sites, Hotin,
Ukraine, Urechye, Belarus, and Seirijai, Lithuania went on line. See
you all at ShtetLinks!

Chuck Weinstein
JewishGen ShtetLinks Project Manager
cweinstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: ShtetLinks is found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks/


Lew Chilton, where are you? #general

kessner <kessner@...>
 

I have recently posted two e-mails to Lew Chilton with no response. Please
reply privately if you have a current e-mail or know of his whereabouts.
Thanks.



Researching SALK/SOLK of Aniksht (Anyksciai)or Vilkomir (Ukmerge),
SALK/SOLK, KATZEV, BEREZIN of Aniksht (Anisciai),
GUDEINSKY/GOODINSKY,SCHMIDT of Prienai
Eileen Kessner, Plano Texas
<kessner@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish Genealogical Society Johannesburg, 21st May #general

Colin Plen
 

The next meeting of our society is on Sunday 21st May. We meet every month
on the third Sunday night at 7.30 pm in the Pine Street Shul hall.
Everyone is welcome.
Our speaker this month is Marius Basson who is the chief librarian at the
Strange Library (strange name that) of the University of the Witwatersrand.
He will tell us about the information that is available for genealogists at
his library.
For more information Phone Colin Plen at work at 377 5504 or after
hours at 882 7579
Looking forward to seeing some of you


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Nominations for the IAJGS Board of Directors #general

Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

We are still looking for a few good genealogists to serve on the IAJGS
Board. If you know someone who is interested in being on the Board,
please have them fill out the application posted at:
http://www.mindspring.com/~peggyf/iajgsap.htm

Or, if you know someone that you think would be a good candidate, but has
questions about what is required of the Directors, please have them contact
one of the members of the Nominating Committee. A candidate must be a
member of one of the IAJGS member organizations to apply.

Thank you.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Chairman of the Nominating Committee
<PeggyF@...>

Sheila Goldberg
President, Champaign-Urbana Jewish Genealogy Society
<goldberg@...>

Marilyn R. Natchez
Treasurer, IAJGS
<MRNatchez@...>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen April ShtetLinks Statistics #general

Chuck Weinstein <cweinstein@...>
 

I thought I would share with you some interesting statistics about our
project, as I know at least some of you wonder if anyone is paying
attention. In the month of April, ShtetLinks had over 150,000 hits,
representing some 9876 individual visitors, of whom 1541 visited
ShtetLinks more than once. Lodz continues to be, by far, our most
popular site, with Suchostav Region Research Group, Krakow, Riga, and
Zmigrod rounding out the top 5 individual sites on our server. Aside
from JewishGen, our top 5 referring sites are google.com, yahoo,
altavista, and excite. We are pleased to be listed on so many referral
lists. Eight new sites were reserved in April, and 3 new sites, Hotin,
Ukraine, Urechye, Belarus, and Seirijai, Lithuania went on line. See
you all at ShtetLinks!

Chuck Weinstein
JewishGen ShtetLinks Project Manager
cweinstein@...

MODERATOR NOTE: ShtetLinks is found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetLinks/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lew Chilton, where are you? #general

kessner <kessner@...>
 

I have recently posted two e-mails to Lew Chilton with no response. Please
reply privately if you have a current e-mail or know of his whereabouts.
Thanks.



Researching SALK/SOLK of Aniksht (Anyksciai)or Vilkomir (Ukmerge),
SALK/SOLK, KATZEV, BEREZIN of Aniksht (Anisciai),
GUDEINSKY/GOODINSKY,SCHMIDT of Prienai
Eileen Kessner, Plano Texas
<kessner@...>


Cemetary WWW site #general

FEntin2385@...
 

Please send me privately the website for cemetaries for various states;
Thank you Fran Entin
Westlake Village, Ca.
fentin2385@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the International Jewish Cemetery Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cemetary WWW site #general

FEntin2385@...
 

Please send me privately the website for cemetaries for various states;
Thank you Fran Entin
Westlake Village, Ca.
fentin2385@...

MODERATOR NOTE: Try the International Jewish Cemetery Project at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Cemetery/


Re: Simcha RAPOPORT, Rabbi of Lemberg (Lviv) #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Subject: Simcha RAPOPORT, Rabbi of Lemberg (Lviv)
MElissa GOuld <mego@...> writes:
... snipped...
In the card catalog at the Jewish Theological Seminary I found a book, a
Haggadah, published in Lemberg in 1789 by a Simcha ha-Kohen RAPOPORT.
When I looked at the actual book it seemed to be by Simcha ha-Kohen
RAPOPORT and his son (?) Benjamin ben Simcha ha-Kohen RAPOPORT (d. 1770)
or it was by the son based on commentary by the father (Simcha). This
was not clear. And it is a bit weird--how would the son have published
a book 19 years after his own death?
According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica, it was Benjamin who wrote a commentary
on the Passover Haggadah. If Simcha, his father, had done this, I am sure
it would have said. Maybe the son wanted to give honour to his father, and
so the fathers name was written somewhere as well. Maybe much of what he
wrote came >from his father, as you suggest.

It often happens that a book or commentary is published >from manuscripts,
after the author has passed away.

....snipped.....
Hayyim b. Simcha ha-Kohen RAPOPORT (b. about 1700, died in Lemberg 1771)
who was chosen, around 1740, as Rabbi of Lemberg, "a position to which
his father had been chosen twenty-two years previously, but had died
before he could assume the office." [ Simcha would have died around
1718, according to this info] [And was Simcha the Rabbi of Lemberg or
not???? if he died before he could take the job.....]
I think this means that Hayyim actually took office, something his father
Simcha could not do 22 years earlier.


It would seem that Hayyim and Benjamin are brothers, sons of Simcha
ha-Kohen RAPOPORT. But nowhere is there an entry for Simhah HA-KOHEN
RAPOPORT.
Correct. Hayyim and Benjamin are brothers as you state.

There is also Baruch b. Moses Meir Kahana RAPOPORT, born 'probably in
Lemberg; died in Bavaria in 1746' of whom it is written: "When his
uncle Simcha RAPOPORT left Grodno for Lublin in 1715, Baruch was
selected to succeed him......."

So Simcha seems famous enough to have two references made to him in this
Encyclopedia but not famous enough to have his own entry! I don't get
it!!!
Many of the RAPOPORT's were famous Rabbis and left works and legacies.
Probably the ones who got a separate entry in the encyclopaedia, were
the few most influential in the Jewish world with respect to the period in
which they lived. Although the above implies that Simcha was a community
Rabbi and also we see that he had some important children, it seems that
he himself didn't have enough global influence to fall under this category.


_Unless_ he is actually Solomon ben Nahman Ha-Kohen, who 'officiated as a
rabbi in Dubno, Grodno and Lublin' in the 17th century,'--just
mentioned in passing in the same book. Would 'Simcha' be an alternative
of 'Solomon'???
from reading the entries in Encyclopaedia Judaica, Simcha and
Solomon were completely different people. Also there were two Solomon's,
one >from the 17th century you mention, and one >from the 19th century.
The 19th century one was no doubt named after an ancestor. It could be
after the ancestor in the 17th century. There might be names and generations
that are not mentioned in the encyclopaedia, because of lack of general
historical importance.

I don't know who is who anymore!

If someone can clarify any of this or knows of information about a
Simcha RAPOPORT, rabbi of Lemberg (and/or his family), please let me
know!!

--
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Simcha RAPOPORT, Rabbi of Lemberg (Lviv) #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Subject: Simcha RAPOPORT, Rabbi of Lemberg (Lviv)
MElissa GOuld <mego@...> writes:
... snipped...
In the card catalog at the Jewish Theological Seminary I found a book, a
Haggadah, published in Lemberg in 1789 by a Simcha ha-Kohen RAPOPORT.
When I looked at the actual book it seemed to be by Simcha ha-Kohen
RAPOPORT and his son (?) Benjamin ben Simcha ha-Kohen RAPOPORT (d. 1770)
or it was by the son based on commentary by the father (Simcha). This
was not clear. And it is a bit weird--how would the son have published
a book 19 years after his own death?
According to the Encyclopaedia Judaica, it was Benjamin who wrote a commentary
on the Passover Haggadah. If Simcha, his father, had done this, I am sure
it would have said. Maybe the son wanted to give honour to his father, and
so the fathers name was written somewhere as well. Maybe much of what he
wrote came >from his father, as you suggest.

It often happens that a book or commentary is published >from manuscripts,
after the author has passed away.

....snipped.....
Hayyim b. Simcha ha-Kohen RAPOPORT (b. about 1700, died in Lemberg 1771)
who was chosen, around 1740, as Rabbi of Lemberg, "a position to which
his father had been chosen twenty-two years previously, but had died
before he could assume the office." [ Simcha would have died around
1718, according to this info] [And was Simcha the Rabbi of Lemberg or
not???? if he died before he could take the job.....]
I think this means that Hayyim actually took office, something his father
Simcha could not do 22 years earlier.


It would seem that Hayyim and Benjamin are brothers, sons of Simcha
ha-Kohen RAPOPORT. But nowhere is there an entry for Simhah HA-KOHEN
RAPOPORT.
Correct. Hayyim and Benjamin are brothers as you state.

There is also Baruch b. Moses Meir Kahana RAPOPORT, born 'probably in
Lemberg; died in Bavaria in 1746' of whom it is written: "When his
uncle Simcha RAPOPORT left Grodno for Lublin in 1715, Baruch was
selected to succeed him......."

So Simcha seems famous enough to have two references made to him in this
Encyclopedia but not famous enough to have his own entry! I don't get
it!!!
Many of the RAPOPORT's were famous Rabbis and left works and legacies.
Probably the ones who got a separate entry in the encyclopaedia, were
the few most influential in the Jewish world with respect to the period in
which they lived. Although the above implies that Simcha was a community
Rabbi and also we see that he had some important children, it seems that
he himself didn't have enough global influence to fall under this category.


_Unless_ he is actually Solomon ben Nahman Ha-Kohen, who 'officiated as a
rabbi in Dubno, Grodno and Lublin' in the 17th century,'--just
mentioned in passing in the same book. Would 'Simcha' be an alternative
of 'Solomon'???
from reading the entries in Encyclopaedia Judaica, Simcha and
Solomon were completely different people. Also there were two Solomon's,
one >from the 17th century you mention, and one >from the 19th century.
The 19th century one was no doubt named after an ancestor. It could be
after the ancestor in the 17th century. There might be names and generations
that are not mentioned in the encyclopaedia, because of lack of general
historical importance.

I don't know who is who anymore!

If someone can clarify any of this or knows of information about a
Simcha RAPOPORT, rabbi of Lemberg (and/or his family), please let me
know!!

--
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel


Property claims in Poland and Hungary #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Do any of you know of , or have experienced, or know of any
organisation which assists Jews of either Polish or Hungarian
background with getting back assets (property) stolen by
the Nazis (or for that matter appropriated thereafter by the
communists)?

I would appreciate any guidance you can give me.

David Lewin
London


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Property claims in Poland and Hungary #general

David Lewin <davidlewin@...>
 

Do any of you know of , or have experienced, or know of any
organisation which assists Jews of either Polish or Hungarian
background with getting back assets (property) stolen by
the Nazis (or for that matter appropriated thereafter by the
communists)?

I would appreciate any guidance you can give me.

David Lewin
London


Jewish genetics and ancestry article #general

steven weiss <szome@...>
 

The May 9 issue of the New York Times has an article titled:
"Y Chromosome Bears Witness to Story of the Jewish Diaspora".

This is a very instructive article on our connections to our ancient
ancestry. The link to the article is working as of May 10, 2000:

http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/050900sci-genetics-jews.html

Steven Weiss
Chicago

MODERATOR NOTE: The New York Times website is free to view and
registration is required. The above article should remain available
today, but the NY Times states that "most articles remain online
only on the day of publication. Articles back to 1996 are available
for $2.50 per article in our [NYT's] Archive."


Searching: KANTOR #general

DanRCav@...
 

Lokking for family members of Max and Rose Kantor. Children:
Benjamin, Bertha, Pauline and Rhea. They lived in Buffalo,
New York and I believe the children moved to the Los Angeles area.

Dan Cavalier

danrcav@...


CHOINSKI, CHOINAZKI family, Piotrkow, Poland or Jaffo Israel #general

sharon cooper
 

I am trying once again to see if anyone knows the
whereabouts of this family. In particular , the names
I have are Moishe Jakub, Berl (Dov), Reyzl and Sidi.
This family moved >from Poland to Israel probably after
the war. Anyone who can help please contact me.
Sharon Cooper, Ottawa, Canada


Vilki Society #general

gary raush <graush@...>
 

There was once a Vilki Society (Vilkija, Lithuania) in Israel.
I believe in Holon. Can a very kind genner in Israel find out
if it still exists. I was wondering what has become of their archives.


Szstmar #general

Louis Aiello <LJAKM@...>
 

Does any one know where Szstmar Austria Hungary is. Judy Aiello


GROSSMAN in Uraguay #general

Howard Mendelsohn <howmen@...>
 

I am seeking help >from any JewishGenners in Uruguay or someone
who might have contacts there.
I am looking for a Raul GROSSMAN, possibly the son of Pessah
GROSSMAN (perhaps it is Pesach as this person is a man).
Pessah/Pesach. The GROSSMAN family would have originated
in Lipkany, Bessarabia. Any help is appreciated. Please
contact me directly at howmen@....
Thank you.

Howard Mendelsohn

Searching - ALTER (Iasi/Podu Ilaoiei, Romania), CHARAK
(Lipkany, Romania), GROSSER & GROSSMAN (Lipkany, Moldova/
Romania), HEFT (Klintsy, Russia), LEMBRIKOV & LEMBRIKOVA
Klintsy, Russia), NADLER (Bucharest, Romania)