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Jolti Name or Zolty Name #ukraine

franck
 

I'm searching the Jolti name or the Zolty name, in Jolti Vody
(Yellow waters) in Dniepropetrovsk Region.

In the past, Jolti Vody before 1648 was a Polish city. In the
past, there was family under the name Jolti as in Poland : Zolty.


The name Zolty or Jolti came >from the adjective which mean
yellow. The yellow color was derogatory which means the treacherous Jews.

All the best,

Franck d'Almeida-Zolty.
franck.d-almeida@...


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Jolti Name or Zolty Name #ukraine

franck
 

I'm searching the Jolti name or the Zolty name, in Jolti Vody
(Yellow waters) in Dniepropetrovsk Region.

In the past, Jolti Vody before 1648 was a Polish city. In the
past, there was family under the name Jolti as in Poland : Zolty.


The name Zolty or Jolti came >from the adjective which mean
yellow. The yellow color was derogatory which means the treacherous Jews.

All the best,

Franck d'Almeida-Zolty.
franck.d-almeida@...


Re: Yeshiva in Montreux #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <SKatz@...>
 

On 2006.05.07, Todd Brody <tbrody10@...> wrote:

[...] If anyone has any information about the yeshiva in
Montreux before the war or why the Yeshiva in Slobodka would send
students to this yeshiva, I would be greatly appreciative.
Throughout its history, the Slabodka Yeshiva regularly and actively
helped smaller, start-up yeshivot by sending groups of students
there.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Yeshiva in Montreux #rabbinic

Shlomo Katz <SKatz@...>
 

On 2006.05.07, Todd Brody <tbrody10@...> wrote:

[...] If anyone has any information about the yeshiva in
Montreux before the war or why the Yeshiva in Slobodka would send
students to this yeshiva, I would be greatly appreciative.
Throughout its history, the Slabodka Yeshiva regularly and actively
helped smaller, start-up yeshivot by sending groups of students
there.

Shlomo Katz
Silver Spring, Maryland


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about
Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka
and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated
and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Re: The Name "Laca" #galicia

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Mike Sturm posted to the mailing list as follows:

"There is a given name that runs in my family, "Laca". This Polish spelling,
it's pronounced "Lat-ze" in Yiddish. I haven't been able to find any
information on it in the SIG archives. Is anyone familiar with the name and
what it might be in either Yiddish or Hebrew?

I can offer one clue: The "PASECH TZVE YUDIN" vowel, which in standard YIVO
Yiddish is pronounced "AY" (Rhymes with "High"). In the Galicianer Yiddish
my family spoke, this vowel is pronounced "AH" like "Car". Thus Latze might
be be pronounced "LIGHT-tze" elsewhere.

In looking up similiar Yiddish words in the dictionary, I come up with a
word, LEIT-ZE-LIK (LAAT-ZE-LIK in Galicianer), meaning amiable, gracious,
benign. This might be TOVA (Taube) or possibly CHANA (a variant of "Grace")
in Hebrew - BUT THIS IS PURELY A WILD GUESS.

I'd appreciate any information on "Laca"."

The name "Laca" is a Galician secular way of transliterating the Yiddish
name for a female "Laytse or Leytse" into Galician so that the "new
secular" name sounds like the original Yiddish name.

These Yiddish names were Yiddish kinuim (aliases) for the Hebrew name Leya
(Genesis 29:16). Thus, if a woman had the two names Leya and Laytse, her
legal Jewish name was Leya Laytse, and this name must be written in Jewish
contracts (such as a Get -- divorce contract) as follows: Leya haMechuna
Laytse (in Hebrew characters). the technical Hebrew word haMechuna means
"who is called or known as".

In Galicia, several different variants of the name Laca can be found, and
these are shown on the JewishGen Given Names Data Base for Galicia, by
visiting the web site:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

and searching the Galicia data base for the names "Leytse" or "Laytsha" or
"Leya" (without the quotation marks).

Thus, knowing that Laytsha was a kinui for the Hebrew name Leya, one should
realize that when searching archival documents for this ancestor, one
should watch for the name Leya as well as for the Yiddish name which is
linked to it.

Shabbat shalom

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


French SIG #France Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #france

Rosanne Leeson <rdleeson@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about
Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka
and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated
and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: The Name "Laca" #galicia

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Mike Sturm posted to the mailing list as follows:

"There is a given name that runs in my family, "Laca". This Polish spelling,
it's pronounced "Lat-ze" in Yiddish. I haven't been able to find any
information on it in the SIG archives. Is anyone familiar with the name and
what it might be in either Yiddish or Hebrew?

I can offer one clue: The "PASECH TZVE YUDIN" vowel, which in standard YIVO
Yiddish is pronounced "AY" (Rhymes with "High"). In the Galicianer Yiddish
my family spoke, this vowel is pronounced "AH" like "Car". Thus Latze might
be be pronounced "LIGHT-tze" elsewhere.

In looking up similiar Yiddish words in the dictionary, I come up with a
word, LEIT-ZE-LIK (LAAT-ZE-LIK in Galicianer), meaning amiable, gracious,
benign. This might be TOVA (Taube) or possibly CHANA (a variant of "Grace")
in Hebrew - BUT THIS IS PURELY A WILD GUESS.

I'd appreciate any information on "Laca"."

The name "Laca" is a Galician secular way of transliterating the Yiddish
name for a female "Laytse or Leytse" into Galician so that the "new
secular" name sounds like the original Yiddish name.

These Yiddish names were Yiddish kinuim (aliases) for the Hebrew name Leya
(Genesis 29:16). Thus, if a woman had the two names Leya and Laytse, her
legal Jewish name was Leya Laytse, and this name must be written in Jewish
contracts (such as a Get -- divorce contract) as follows: Leya haMechuna
Laytse (in Hebrew characters). the technical Hebrew word haMechuna means
"who is called or known as".

In Galicia, several different variants of the name Laca can be found, and
these are shown on the JewishGen Given Names Data Base for Galicia, by
visiting the web site:

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

and searching the Galicia data base for the names "Leytse" or "Laytsha" or
"Leya" (without the quotation marks).

Thus, knowing that Laytsha was a kinui for the Hebrew name Leya, one should
realize that when searching archival documents for this ancestor, one
should watch for the name Leya as well as for the Yiddish name which is
linked to it.

Shabbat shalom

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #yizkorbooks

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Yizkor Books #YizkorBooks Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #yizkorbooks

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #scandinavia

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #scandinavia

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Re: Whom to believe? The elusive father of Khuna Takhman #romania

Rakoff125
 

the question posed:
I have no doubt that these are my ancestors but cannot reconcile between
the different names/dates. Any suggestion?
Dr Shimon Barak, Tel Aviv, Israel.

suggestions...the name Leib can reflect a later in life name change not
accounted for in earlier documents or a personal preference for how to be
addressed. When my aunt was seriously ill as a toddler her name was changed to
'avert the evil eye'...so the name she went through life with would be different
than her birth record. Her children would be known as children of the name
she used as an adult then, no?

As to the record of earlier marriage it is not so surprising to not know
about it if there are no active descendants or connections to it. I have seen
reference to a widower marrying someone but there are no clues as to who wife
number one was nor whether there were any children of that relationship. In
other situations There are records of widowers with children remarrying and
having more children with the next wife. I do not think there are any firm
guidelines on this. Just because we can't find the record doesn't mean something
did not occur.

As to different dates, genealogy has taught me flexibility. My grandmother
celebrated her birthday on a day one day different than the one on record, her
father has different years of birth recorded in the 1869 census and marriage
and later documents. My impression is that time was linked to events and if a
child was born during, say Pesach, that might be when the birth is noted,
not necessarily on the specific modern calendar date.


Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-Galati;
GELLMAN-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov;
LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka,
Galicia, POLASCEK-Kosice, RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka,
Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Romania SIG #Romania re:Whom to believe? The elusive father of Khuna Takhman #romania

Rakoff125
 

the question posed:
I have no doubt that these are my ancestors but cannot reconcile between
the different names/dates. Any suggestion?
Dr Shimon Barak, Tel Aviv, Israel.

suggestions...the name Leib can reflect a later in life name change not
accounted for in earlier documents or a personal preference for how to be
addressed. When my aunt was seriously ill as a toddler her name was changed to
'avert the evil eye'...so the name she went through life with would be different
than her birth record. Her children would be known as children of the name
she used as an adult then, no?

As to the record of earlier marriage it is not so surprising to not know
about it if there are no active descendants or connections to it. I have seen
reference to a widower marrying someone but there are no clues as to who wife
number one was nor whether there were any children of that relationship. In
other situations There are records of widowers with children remarrying and
having more children with the next wife. I do not think there are any firm
guidelines on this. Just because we can't find the record doesn't mean something
did not occur.

As to different dates, genealogy has taught me flexibility. My grandmother
celebrated her birthday on a day one day different than the one on record, her
father has different years of birth recorded in the 1869 census and marriage
and later documents. My impression is that time was linked to events and if a
child was born during, say Pesach, that might be when the birth is noted,
not necessarily on the specific modern calendar date.


Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
searching:
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-Galati;
GELLMAN-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov;
LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM-- Horodenka,
Galicia, POLASCEK-Kosice, RAKOFF-Keilce,Russia, RIESENBERG- Bolygen, Horodenka,
Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN, MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #latvia

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #latvia

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...

...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Re: Resh-Bet and Heh-Resh-Bet on a tombstone: rabbi or not? #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/8/2006 10:49:15 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jsullins@... writes:
< All Rav means is that it was a form of respect. Almost like "Mister" or
"Sir" but with more reverence. It is quite common on tombstones. >

==Actually, the letters Resh-bet on a tombstone, while they can be read as
Rav ("Rabbi"), are properly read as Reb which, as Jackye Sullins correctly
says, is a term of politeness and really equivalent to "mister."

==A "real" rabbi would be referred to as heRav (Heh-resh-bet) meaning "the
Rabbi." Perhaps more common on a tombstone is the abbreviation
Mem-heh-resh-bet for Moreynu heRav meaning "Our teacher, the Rabbi. "

==Extra letters may be tagged on or interspersed for an exalted rabbi, e.g.
Mem-heh-resh-heh-gimmal for "our Rabbi the Gaon (exalted teacher).

Michael Bernet, New York


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: Resh-Bet and Heh-Resh-Bet on a tombstone: rabbi or not? #unitedkingdom

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 5/8/2006 10:49:15 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jsullins@... writes:
< All Rav means is that it was a form of respect. Almost like "Mister" or
"Sir" but with more reverence. It is quite common on tombstones. >

==Actually, the letters Resh-bet on a tombstone, while they can be read as
Rav ("Rabbi"), are properly read as Reb which, as Jackye Sullins correctly
says, is a term of politeness and really equivalent to "mister."

==A "real" rabbi would be referred to as heRav (Heh-resh-bet) meaning "the
Rabbi." Perhaps more common on a tombstone is the abbreviation
Mem-heh-resh-bet for Moreynu heRav meaning "Our teacher, the Rabbi. "

==Extra letters may be tagged on or interspersed for an exalted rabbi, e.g.
Mem-heh-resh-heh-gimmal for "our Rabbi the Gaon (exalted teacher).

Michael Bernet, New York


Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #romania

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...


...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...


Romania SIG #Romania Take a Look at Friday's Conference Schedule! #romania

Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>
 

Before you book that return plane ticket, or plan to hop on the train to
your summer home or to take off for the beach, please look at the
Conference's Friday morning schedule. We have some very exciting talks and
events planned that morning that you won't want to miss.

We have been blessed with over 260 presentations. Rather than keeping
everyone awake until midnight every night to attend them, we opted to
schedule a full morning of sessions on Friday, Aug. 18, >from 8:00 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

If you're interested in Jews >from Lithuania, Ukraine, Hungary, Greece,
Transcarpathia, Scotland -- or New York...

If you'd like to gain exposure on the Internet, unearth deep dark secrets
about the criminals in your family's past, or find other "Jews in the
news"...

If you need advice on getting organized, publishing your research, or
conserving your photos and documents...

If you're searching for living relatives or trying to learn more about Shoah
victims or survivors...

If you hope to understand your "chochka" (or how a word comes to be spelled
that way)...

If you want to hear the story of a genealogist who became "suddenly
Jewish"...


...Friday has something for you. I suggest that you read about Friday's
sessions on the Conference web site

www.jgsny2006.org/conference_program.cfm

One of these programs requires some preparation. For "The Jewish Chochka and
Ephemera Road Show" (Session 408), Rafi Guber requests that registrants
bring family items, documents, photos, and ephemera to the conference. He
and a panel will help determine when and >from where the items originated and
any other secrets they may reveal about your family. Please remember to
bring along items for this exciting session.

Stay through the 18th and leave on a chai!

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 15, 2006 !!!
Roni Seibel Liebowitz
IAJGS 2006 Conference Registration Chair and Exhibit Coordinator
www.jgsny2006.org
registration@...
Roni@...