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Re: matzo balls #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

<< A line of thought that has not been explored is a name for the matzo
ball.
My grandmother called them Matzo Kleis. I see a few references on Google.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Re: becoming a Levi #ukraine

welcomemoshiach
 

B"H

Concerning the following:

.....There is a theory about the
Kogan/Kagan last name. It originated with a Cossack tribe in the
1200's that converted to Judaism. The priests could not be called
Cohanim because they were not descendants of Aaron. However they
adopted the name of Kogan/Kagan and became Levi's. If your
father/grandfather was a Levi, a fact that you could verify on the
tombstones, then you probably have a Kogan/Kagan descendent.
This is the case in my husband's family. They are Levi's. <snip>
One moment! Uno Momento! Rega!! Hold everything!!!
How can someone "become" a Levi??
I'm confused!!!
Can someone explain this?
Ken Ryesky
Kenneth H. Ryesky, Esq.
E-Mail: khresq@sprintmail.com

Ken is correct. The only way people who are not born Levi's can become
Levi's is if they happen to be the right kind of denim and are purchased by
the right jeans company.

Yosef Kaner
researching KANER, KEINER, SANDMAN, and the Maggid of MEZRITCH


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: matzo balls #general

Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

<< A line of thought that has not been explored is a name for the matzo
ball.
My grandmother called them Matzo Kleis. I see a few references on Google.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: becoming a Levi #ukraine

welcomemoshiach
 

B"H

Concerning the following:

.....There is a theory about the
Kogan/Kagan last name. It originated with a Cossack tribe in the
1200's that converted to Judaism. The priests could not be called
Cohanim because they were not descendants of Aaron. However they
adopted the name of Kogan/Kagan and became Levi's. If your
father/grandfather was a Levi, a fact that you could verify on the
tombstones, then you probably have a Kogan/Kagan descendent.
This is the case in my husband's family. They are Levi's. <snip>
One moment! Uno Momento! Rega!! Hold everything!!!
How can someone "become" a Levi??
I'm confused!!!
Can someone explain this?
Ken Ryesky
Kenneth H. Ryesky, Esq.
E-Mail: khresq@sprintmail.com

Ken is correct. The only way people who are not born Levi's can become
Levi's is if they happen to be the right kind of denim and are purchased by
the right jeans company.

Yosef Kaner
researching KANER, KEINER, SANDMAN, and the Maggid of MEZRITCH


Article about Jews fleeing to the Dominican Republic #germany

Wolfgang Schubert <wolshi@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Just found this newly published article in the Spiegel, albeit in German:

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/zeitgeschichte/0,1518,456564,00.html

The two page Web article mentions some historical details about the
1939 Dominican Republic Settlement Association (Dorsa).

Wolfgang Schubert San Francisco, California <wolshi@aol.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: At the GerSIG website (under Resources) we have links to
and descriptions of several Internet based cost free translation sites.
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/translation.htm
Any of these might be used to translate the article described above from
the original German to English.


Re: COHN #ukraine

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

There is a theory about the Kogan/Kagan last name. It
originated with a Cossack tribe in the 1200's that converted to
Judaism. The priests could not be called Cohanim because
they were not descendants of Aaron. However they adopted
the name of Kogan/Kagan and became Levi's.
One moment! Uno Momento! Rega!! Hold everything!!!
How can someone "become" a Levi??
I'm confused!!!
Can someone explain this?
The original post is incorrect. In the same way that a convert
cannot become a Cohen because by definition a Cohen is a direct
male descendant of Aaron, so also a male convert cannot become
a Levite, as by definition a Levite is a direct male descendent of
Levi the son of the patriarch Yaakov.

According to traditional Jewish Law, a female convert, however, can
marry a Levite, and thus her children >from her Levite husband will
be Levites.

(This possibility does not exist with a Cohen, however. A Cohen is
proscribed >from marrying a female convert. Any male children >from
such a union are "chalal", that is, male descendents of a Cohen
who are disqualified >from serving as Cohanim.)

There is a story about the Kazars, a kingdom which supposedly
mass-converted to Judaism centuries ago. Perhaps this story is
what the original poster was referring to. Even if true, none of those
converts would be Cohanim or Leviim.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


German SIG #Germany Article about Jews fleeing to the Dominican Republic #germany

Wolfgang Schubert <wolshi@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Just found this newly published article in the Spiegel, albeit in German:

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/zeitgeschichte/0,1518,456564,00.html

The two page Web article mentions some historical details about the
1939 Dominican Republic Settlement Association (Dorsa).

Wolfgang Schubert San Francisco, California <wolshi@aol.com>

MODERATOR NOTE: At the GerSIG website (under Resources) we have links to
and descriptions of several Internet based cost free translation sites.
http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/translation.htm
Any of these might be used to translate the article described above from
the original German to English.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re:COHN #ukraine

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

There is a theory about the Kogan/Kagan last name. It
originated with a Cossack tribe in the 1200's that converted to
Judaism. The priests could not be called Cohanim because
they were not descendants of Aaron. However they adopted
the name of Kogan/Kagan and became Levi's.
One moment! Uno Momento! Rega!! Hold everything!!!
How can someone "become" a Levi??
I'm confused!!!
Can someone explain this?
The original post is incorrect. In the same way that a convert
cannot become a Cohen because by definition a Cohen is a direct
male descendant of Aaron, so also a male convert cannot become
a Levite, as by definition a Levite is a direct male descendent of
Levi the son of the patriarch Yaakov.

According to traditional Jewish Law, a female convert, however, can
marry a Levite, and thus her children >from her Levite husband will
be Levites.

(This possibility does not exist with a Cohen, however. A Cohen is
proscribed >from marrying a female convert. Any male children >from
such a union are "chalal", that is, male descendents of a Cohen
who are disqualified >from serving as Cohanim.)

There is a story about the Kazars, a kingdom which supposedly
mass-converted to Judaism centuries ago. Perhaps this story is
what the original poster was referring to. Even if true, none of those
converts would be Cohanim or Leviim.

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Website on Bavarian Jewish cemeteries #germany

Bernhard Purin <bernhard_purin@...>
 

The "Landesverband der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden in Bayern"
(Association of Jewish Communities in Bavaria) recently launched its its website.
It includes detailed and illustrated descriptions (in German only) of the
111 Bavarian cemeteries administrated by the Landesverband.

For more details go to

http://ikg-bayern.de/rsfr_1.html

Please note:
The cemeteries of existing Jewish communities (as e.g. Munich, Nuremberg,
Fuerth, Wuerzburg etc.) are under adminstration of the local congregations
and are not listed here. To get infomation on those cemeteries contact
the local congregation. A list of the existing Jewish communitiies in Bavaria
you'll find at the same Website:

http://ikg-bayern.de/rsgem_1.html

Bernhard PURIN, Jewish Museum, Munich, Germany


German SIG #Germany Website on Bavarian Jewish cemeteries #germany

Bernhard Purin <bernhard_purin@...>
 

The "Landesverband der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden in Bayern"
(Association of Jewish Communities in Bavaria) recently launched its its website.
It includes detailed and illustrated descriptions (in German only) of the
111 Bavarian cemeteries administrated by the Landesverband.

For more details go to

http://ikg-bayern.de/rsfr_1.html

Please note:
The cemeteries of existing Jewish communities (as e.g. Munich, Nuremberg,
Fuerth, Wuerzburg etc.) are under adminstration of the local congregations
and are not listed here. To get infomation on those cemeteries contact
the local congregation. A list of the existing Jewish communitiies in Bavaria
you'll find at the same Website:

http://ikg-bayern.de/rsgem_1.html

Bernhard PURIN, Jewish Museum, Munich, Germany


Re: Cohen/Kogan etc. #ukraine

Hilary Henkin
 

Yes, it's kind of a gutteral soft "G", and sounds more like an
"H". My grandfather spelled his name Genkin when he first came over,
but found apparently found people were pronouncing it "Jenkin". He
soon changed the spelling so people would pronounce it correctly.

Hilary

At 05:23 PM 12/26/2006, Anita wrote:
If I have it correctly (and I often get it backwards but the facts
remain) the G is pronounced as an H. Hence KAGAN is pronounced
KAHAN, GURWITZ is HOROWITZ, etc.

Anita Citron


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: Cohen/Kogan etc. #ukraine

Hilary Henkin
 

Yes, it's kind of a gutteral soft "G", and sounds more like an
"H". My grandfather spelled his name Genkin when he first came over,
but found apparently found people were pronouncing it "Jenkin". He
soon changed the spelling so people would pronounce it correctly.

Hilary

At 05:23 PM 12/26/2006, Anita wrote:
If I have it correctly (and I often get it backwards but the facts
remain) the G is pronounced as an H. Hence KAGAN is pronounced
KAHAN, GURWITZ is HOROWITZ, etc.

Anita Citron


TOWN NAME "KIMMIJUK" POLTOFSKY #ukraine

Brentsi
 

Shalom listers,
On the UK naturalisation papers for my paternal grandfather,SIMON BERNSTEIN,
is written; Place of birth: GOROD KIMMIJUK; POLTOFSKY PROVINCE.
With help >from russian friends, I was given to understand that this
birthplace was,
KREMENCHUG; POLTAVA.
After three years of searching for archival material of births and
burials,upon re-reading
the town name, I realise that this is possibly another place altogether.
The parents of Simon were ISRAEL,ZVI BERNSTEIN and his wife CISSIE.
Their son Simon married Annie Lightman (Lihktman) >from Vilna.They raised
their family in Leeds,UK.

Queries; Where is "KIMMIJUK" and who were these BERNSTEIN's.

Brenda Habshush, Sde Boker,Israel.


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine TOWN NAME "KIMMIJUK" POLTOFSKY #ukraine

Brentsi
 

Shalom listers,
On the UK naturalisation papers for my paternal grandfather,SIMON BERNSTEIN,
is written; Place of birth: GOROD KIMMIJUK; POLTOFSKY PROVINCE.
With help >from russian friends, I was given to understand that this
birthplace was,
KREMENCHUG; POLTAVA.
After three years of searching for archival material of births and
burials,upon re-reading
the town name, I realise that this is possibly another place altogether.
The parents of Simon were ISRAEL,ZVI BERNSTEIN and his wife CISSIE.
Their son Simon married Annie Lightman (Lihktman) >from Vilna.They raised
their family in Leeds,UK.

Queries; Where is "KIMMIJUK" and who were these BERNSTEIN's.

Brenda Habshush, Sde Boker,Israel.


Fw: Sarah and her grandson Tom-New York/Boston #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My mother mentions in her autobiography about meeting in the early 1930s in
New York City a long lost great aunt by the name of Sara (nee ABRAMOWITZ).
My mother doesn't remember her married name but writes that Sarah and her
husband "were part of a yiddish speaking communist group who sponsored a
weekly Shalom AleichemYiddish speaking circle together with the son-in-law
of Shalom Aleichem".

Sarah had a daughter who was divorced >from a non-Jewish gentleman and they
had a son named Tom who was around 20 years old in the early 1930s. It seems
that Tom lived with his father in Boston during the school year and visited
his grandmother (and/or mother?) in New York during the summers where and
when he met my mother.

I would be happy to hear if the above scanty details ring a bell with anyone.
Is there any way to find names of the members of the above Shalom Aleichem
club?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Fw: Sarah and her grandson Tom-New York/Boston #general

yoni ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

My mother mentions in her autobiography about meeting in the early 1930s in
New York City a long lost great aunt by the name of Sara (nee ABRAMOWITZ).
My mother doesn't remember her married name but writes that Sarah and her
husband "were part of a yiddish speaking communist group who sponsored a
weekly Shalom AleichemYiddish speaking circle together with the son-in-law
of Shalom Aleichem".

Sarah had a daughter who was divorced >from a non-Jewish gentleman and they
had a son named Tom who was around 20 years old in the early 1930s. It seems
that Tom lived with his father in Boston during the school year and visited
his grandmother (and/or mother?) in New York during the summers where and
when he met my mother.

I would be happy to hear if the above scanty details ring a bell with anyone.
Is there any way to find names of the members of the above Shalom Aleichem
club?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat, Israel


Cleaning and Storage - Antique Prayer Shawl #general

Joyce Eastman
 

Does anyone know the proper way to clean and store a very old silk prayer
shawl? This was recently given to me by a family member and belonged to my
grandmother's brother. The original bag for the shawl is long gone, and the
silk is a bit yellowed and shows some soil as well(probably >from many years
of use).

Thanks for any ideas to help me preserve this wonderful gift.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Cleaning and Storage - Antique Prayer Shawl #general

Joyce Eastman
 

Does anyone know the proper way to clean and store a very old silk prayer
shawl? This was recently given to me by a family member and belonged to my
grandmother's brother. The original bag for the shawl is long gone, and the
silk is a bit yellowed and shows some soil as well(probably >from many years
of use).

Thanks for any ideas to help me preserve this wonderful gift.

Joyce Eastman
Orange City, FL USA


Belgium addresses #general

Abrahao <435.gavea@...>
 

Hi folks,

I heard >from a relative today about the places where my family lived
in Belgium during and after WWII. The places were the city of
Mechelen, at Tessestraate street, **
and later (when the war was over) in Brussels, Anderlecht
neighborhood, Eloy street, **, 1st floor.

Do this information brings anything to the mind of any of you ?
Families who have also lived in such places in the same period... ?


Kol tuv,
Avraham Yehoshua Kahana,
Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil

Seeking: KANO, TSUKERKORN, SOCHACZEWSKI, SKROBECK, GIVERTS, ROSEMARIN,
FRAIMAN, SCHECHTMAN, TSIPERSTEIN, BERENSTEIN, KOIFMAN, TRACHTENBERG,
VAISENBERG.

MODERATOR NOTE: Under JewishGen policy, we are unable to print the numbers
of the houses. Please email the writer for a complete address if necessary.


WAX Family #general

Ira <irablock@...>
 

I'm looking for any descendants of a Benjamin and Lena Wax. They lived
in Palm Beach, Florida circa 1930's. Before this they lived in New
Jersey. They had the following children...

Charles, Ethel, Edith

Thanks,
Ira Block