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Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

The 1913 (pre-British Mandate) Jewish Encyclopedia article on "modern Hebron"
(available online at http://tinyurl.com/mle6k ), paints a completely different
picture.

According to the article, the Jewish community of Hebron had, at that time,
4 synagogues, 4 batei midrash, 3 yeshivot, and 5 talmud torahs, located both
inside and outside the "ghetto" (i.e. jewish quarter of the old city). and
of course, it was divided between Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities,
including separate chief rabbis.

it makes no mention of the place being "abandoned shortly after 1900".

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

MBernet@aol.com wrote:


==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.

==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

tom klein <jewishgen@...>
 

The 1913 (pre-British Mandate) Jewish Encyclopedia article on "modern Hebron"
(available online at http://tinyurl.com/mle6k ), paints a completely different
picture.

According to the article, the Jewish community of Hebron had, at that time,
4 synagogues, 4 batei midrash, 3 yeshivot, and 5 talmud torahs, located both
inside and outside the "ghetto" (i.e. jewish quarter of the old city). and
of course, it was divided between Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities,
including separate chief rabbis.

it makes no mention of the place being "abandoned shortly after 1900".

....... Tom Klein, Toronto

MBernet@aol.com wrote:


==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.

==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.

Michael Bernet, New York


IAJGS Conference in NY #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech IAJGS Conference in NY #austria-czech

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

Just returned >from New York where I attended the IAJGS Conference.

My advise to all is that they make sure to attend future conferences
so they will be able to compare them with the next conference the New
York JGS hosts!!!

And to all JGS that will host future conferences: now you have a
perfect model to help you plan yours!

The Conference ran as smoothly as melted butter and as crisp as a
croissant. A veritable feast!!! Congratulations to all involved,
specially Linda Cantor, Hadassah Lipsius, Gloria Freund, and Roni Liebowitz.

Susana Leistner Bloch
Winnipeg, Canada


JOWBR searches #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Celia Male asked why she cannot get the entire list of burials in
Harbin and Shanghai. The reason is that this is a searchable
database which does not permit the downloading of an entire
cemetery's contents to prevent "data mining." One must search by
surname on JOWBR and the search results will include all datafiles
where this surname occurs unless you limit the search geographically.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech JOWBR searches #austria-czech

Joyce Field
 

Celia Male asked why she cannot get the entire list of burials in
Harbin and Shanghai. The reason is that this is a searchable
database which does not permit the downloading of an entire
cemetery's contents to prevent "data mining." One must search by
surname on JOWBR and the search results will include all datafiles
where this surname occurs unless you limit the search geographically.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition


Re: Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A #southafrica

Arthur Goldstuck <arthurg@...>
 

A new law, noticed by me on the website of the Department of Home
Affairs, South Africa, mentions that former South Africans living abroad and
therefore travelling on a passport of their present country of residence,
now need a South African passport should they wish to enter South Africa.
The notification refers specifically to those who are still South African
citizens, but SA officials in Israel are implementing it incorrectly,
extending it to those who are South African born but not citizens any more.

Arthur Goldstuck


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Information on Requirements for Travel to S.A #southafrica

Arthur Goldstuck <arthurg@...>
 

A new law, noticed by me on the website of the Department of Home
Affairs, South Africa, mentions that former South Africans living abroad and
therefore travelling on a passport of their present country of residence,
now need a South African passport should they wish to enter South Africa.
The notification refers specifically to those who are still South African
citizens, but SA officials in Israel are implementing it incorrectly,
extending it to those who are South African born but not citizens any more.

Arthur Goldstuck


Elsebeth Paikin's entry on Scandinavian Jews #scandinavia

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

I want to thank Elsebeth Paikin for her reply to Marjo Karppanen's
query about Finnish Jews. It was extremely interesting and
enlightening for someone like me with some Swedish-Jewish connections.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England
searching for :
ROSENZWEIG: Poland - Sweden - USA
ABELITSKI: Poland - Sweden
MEIJERS: Poland - Sweden


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Elsebeth Paikin's entry on Scandinavian Jews #scandinavia

ellieweld <ellieweld@...>
 

I want to thank Elsebeth Paikin for her reply to Marjo Karppanen's
query about Finnish Jews. It was extremely interesting and
enlightening for someone like me with some Swedish-Jewish connections.

Ellie Weld
Twickenham, Mddx, England
searching for :
ROSENZWEIG: Poland - Sweden - USA
ABELITSKI: Poland - Sweden
MEIJERS: Poland - Sweden


Re: Wolf Bloch #latvia

SVass@...
 

Time to repeat an old question.

FHL tape #1754962
SS Lithuania (30 November 1922 docked in New York)
KAROL, Jennie
KAROL, Pauline
father Iosel KAROL, Smiltene, Latvia
(note mother was Raza BLANKFELD, daughter of Leopold in
Riga who was born in Trishki, Lithuania) race Hebrew
occupation domestic
relative who paid for passage
RR Uncle Wolf BLOCH *
329 So 10th St.
Escanaba, Michigan

Does anyone know a Wolf BLOCH living in Michigan in 1922
who might be related to the Blankf(i)elds in some way?

Sam Vass, Kent, WA, USA
SVass@comcast.net


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Wolf Bloch #latvia

SVass@...
 

Time to repeat an old question.

FHL tape #1754962
SS Lithuania (30 November 1922 docked in New York)
KAROL, Jennie
KAROL, Pauline
father Iosel KAROL, Smiltene, Latvia
(note mother was Raza BLANKFELD, daughter of Leopold in
Riga who was born in Trishki, Lithuania) race Hebrew
occupation domestic
relative who paid for passage
RR Uncle Wolf BLOCH *
329 So 10th St.
Escanaba, Michigan

Does anyone know a Wolf BLOCH living in Michigan in 1922
who might be related to the Blankf(i)elds in some way?

Sam Vass, Kent, WA, USA
SVass@comcast.net


Avenue M Synagogue #general

Tony Robins <trob@...>
 

Avenue M is in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City; the
neighborhood is Midwood, part of the larger area of Flatbush (though
boundaries, as of almost all NY neighborhoods, are debatable). If the
synagogue existed in 1908, it might have been listed in the American
Jewish Year Book, 5668, Henrietta Szold editor (Philadelphia: Jewish
Publication Society of America, 1908). I've found a number of small
NYC synagogues listed there, with information on officers, membership
etc. A quick search on Google found a link to an article according to
which Arthur Miller celebrated his bar mitzvah in the Avenue M
Synagogue:
http://www.go-brooklyn.com/html/Issues/_vol27/27_02/viewbridge.html
If you can find a library with a run of Brooklyn phone books dating
to the 1920s, you should be able to find an address for the
synagogue. 114th Street Synagogue sounds like Manhattan; AJ Year Book
might be useful for that one too, also the Manhattan phone book >from
the 1920s.

Hope that helps.

Tony Robins
New York City
www.UrbanGenealogy.com

Subject: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue.

From: Rosalind Romem <rosalind@netvision.net.il>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 23:48:37 +0200
X-Message-Number: 8

Dear Genners,
Could someone please help me with the following.
A relative had his barmitvah about 1928 at Avenue M Synagogue/Temple.
I have not been able to discover where Ave M is (which burrough) of New
York?.
Does it still exist or where could I look for records of members in 1928?


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Avenue M Synagogue #general

Tony Robins <trob@...>
 

Avenue M is in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City; the
neighborhood is Midwood, part of the larger area of Flatbush (though
boundaries, as of almost all NY neighborhoods, are debatable). If the
synagogue existed in 1908, it might have been listed in the American
Jewish Year Book, 5668, Henrietta Szold editor (Philadelphia: Jewish
Publication Society of America, 1908). I've found a number of small
NYC synagogues listed there, with information on officers, membership
etc. A quick search on Google found a link to an article according to
which Arthur Miller celebrated his bar mitzvah in the Avenue M
Synagogue:
http://www.go-brooklyn.com/html/Issues/_vol27/27_02/viewbridge.html
If you can find a library with a run of Brooklyn phone books dating
to the 1920s, you should be able to find an address for the
synagogue. 114th Street Synagogue sounds like Manhattan; AJ Year Book
might be useful for that one too, also the Manhattan phone book >from
the 1920s.

Hope that helps.

Tony Robins
New York City
www.UrbanGenealogy.com

Subject: Avenue M New York USA area Synagogue.

From: Rosalind Romem <rosalind@netvision.net.il>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 23:48:37 +0200
X-Message-Number: 8

Dear Genners,
Could someone please help me with the following.
A relative had his barmitvah about 1928 at Avenue M Synagogue/Temple.
I have not been able to discover where Ave M is (which burrough) of New
York?.
Does it still exist or where could I look for records of members in 1928?


Seeking source for Neil Rosenstein's 1984 Margolis book #general

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking a source for Neil Rosenstein's 1984 book on the Margolis
family.

Please respond privately to
Jeff Miller
Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC
singingtm@comcast.net


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Seeking source for Neil Rosenstein's 1984 Margolis book #general

Jeff Miller
 

I am seeking a source for Neil Rosenstein's 1984 book on the Margolis
family.

Please respond privately to
Jeff Miller
Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC
singingtm@comcast.net


Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/22/2006 10:10:21 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@ecologicaltech.com writes:

<<I don't think there was anything "unusual" for a Jew to be living in
the land of Israel, at least prior to the Arab riots of the 1920's,
when, under the British mandate, many of the ancient Jewish communities
(such as Hebron and Jericho) were attacked and destroyed.

<< The Jewish presence in Shechem goes back to the time of Abraham.>>

Steve Orlen <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> had written originally:

In a letter written circa 1900, there's a reference to an ancestor of
mine - Yaakov WOLINSKY - living in Nablus aka Shechem, Palestine, and
the translator found that unusual: that a Jew was living in that
town. I know that my ancestor was something of an irrigation engineer
- it was said that he worked for the Ottoman government - and I
wonder if that accounts for his presence there. Anyone have any ideas?
==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.

==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.

Michael Bernet, New York


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: A Jew in Nablus/Shechem c1900 #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/22/2006 10:10:21 AM Eastern Standard Time,
jewishgen@ecologicaltech.com writes:

<<I don't think there was anything "unusual" for a Jew to be living in
the land of Israel, at least prior to the Arab riots of the 1920's,
when, under the British mandate, many of the ancient Jewish communities
(such as Hebron and Jericho) were attacked and destroyed.

<< The Jewish presence in Shechem goes back to the time of Abraham.>>

Steve Orlen <sorlen@email.arizona.edu> had written originally:

In a letter written circa 1900, there's a reference to an ancestor of
mine - Yaakov WOLINSKY - living in Nablus aka Shechem, Palestine, and
the translator found that unusual: that a Jew was living in that
town. I know that my ancestor was something of an irrigation engineer
- it was said that he worked for the Ottoman government - and I
wonder if that accounts for his presence there. Anyone have any ideas?
==According to the Encyc.Jud., A Jewish community is mentioned in Nablus as
far back as 1522; its fortunes varied throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
It completely abandoned the city shortly after 1900.

==After World War I, Jews again tried to live there. The town suffered severe
damage in the 1927 earthquake and was largely destroyed. Nablus was a center
of Muslim fanaticism and the 1929 Arab riots ended the attempts of Jewish
settlers.

Michael Bernet, New York


Re: New York Conference 2006 #general

solsylvan <sksylvan@...>
 

Dear Genners, This was only the 2nd IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy I have attended. I have attended many conferences in
the last 50 years. This one was extraordinarily well organized and
serviced by "The New Yorkers" + whomever. The Syllabus is outstanding as
well. The addition of a film program was wonderful. I commend all who
were responsible for *all* aspects of the conference for a job well
done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sol Sylvan

MODERATOR NOTE: It is so good to hear how well the conference went.
To avoid overly repeating ourselves, please send comments and
compliments directly to the coordinators, or to the NY conference
mailing list if you are subscribed (while it is still functional).
We are looking forward to 2007 as well.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: New York Conference 2006 #general

solsylvan <sksylvan@...>
 

Dear Genners, This was only the 2nd IAJGS International Conference on
Jewish Genealogy I have attended. I have attended many conferences in
the last 50 years. This one was extraordinarily well organized and
serviced by "The New Yorkers" + whomever. The Syllabus is outstanding as
well. The addition of a film program was wonderful. I commend all who
were responsible for *all* aspects of the conference for a job well
done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sol Sylvan

MODERATOR NOTE: It is so good to hear how well the conference went.
To avoid overly repeating ourselves, please send comments and
compliments directly to the coordinators, or to the NY conference
mailing list if you are subscribed (while it is still functional).
We are looking forward to 2007 as well.