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Finding records in South Africa #general

Leonie Flack <mail@...>
 

Clive Budlender wrote asking about South African records

I had great success in tracing family by checking out the website SA
Jewish Rootsbank at

http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe

which has a database of Jewish BMD records and other information >from
which I was able to trace the burial place of a family member and by
contacting the cemetery got a name of the daughter whose married name we
had not known and followed the trail to her burial and >from that
cemetery got the name of the daughter who had arranged the burial and
eventually an address and telephone number.

I just checked this site and found info for a Leah Gertie BUDLENDER and
a Casserel Morris Budlender - could these be Gertie and Cessy?

Good luck

Leonie Flack
London, UK
mail@leonieflack.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finding records in South Africa #general

Leonie Flack <mail@...>
 

Clive Budlender wrote asking about South African records

I had great success in tracing family by checking out the website SA
Jewish Rootsbank at

http://grub.its.uct.ac.za/cgi/cgi_RootWeb.exe

which has a database of Jewish BMD records and other information >from
which I was able to trace the burial place of a family member and by
contacting the cemetery got a name of the daughter whose married name we
had not known and followed the trail to her burial and >from that
cemetery got the name of the daughter who had arranged the burial and
eventually an address and telephone number.

I just checked this site and found info for a Leah Gertie BUDLENDER and
a Casserel Morris Budlender - could these be Gertie and Cessy?

Good luck

Leonie Flack
London, UK
mail@leonieflack.com


Re: search before posting...telephone numbers #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 09:20:15 UTC, anitac47@optonline.net (ac) opined:

To Howie et al:

You don't need to ask anyone to look up a telephone number anywhere in the
US. There are many online telephone books such as superpages.com,
whitepages.com, whowhere.com, etc. Phonebooks also exist internationally as
far as possible at http://www.infobel.com/teldir/.

Go to Google or whatever search engine and type in "telephone directory US"
and you'll get a ton of hits.

Regards,
Anita Citron
Searching" NADWORNY anywhere and everywhere.
For that matter, it is worth pointing out that a subscriber anywhere
in the US or Canada, e.g. the original questioner, can dial 1-< target
area code >-555-1212, and speak to a human operator, thus resolving the
search the old low-tech way, which is faster and more efficient than
asking on JewishGen. Your local telephone directory has a list of area
codes.

Subject: Phone # lookup - Visalia, CA - can someone provide?
From: Howie Axelrod <highwind1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 08:53:43 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

Need tel # of Conrad L. Lohoefer in Visalia, CA. Can anyone assist.

Howie Axelrod
--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: search before posting...telephone numbers #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Sat, 21 Jan 2006 09:20:15 UTC, anitac47@optonline.net (ac) opined:

To Howie et al:

You don't need to ask anyone to look up a telephone number anywhere in the
US. There are many online telephone books such as superpages.com,
whitepages.com, whowhere.com, etc. Phonebooks also exist internationally as
far as possible at http://www.infobel.com/teldir/.

Go to Google or whatever search engine and type in "telephone directory US"
and you'll get a ton of hits.

Regards,
Anita Citron
Searching" NADWORNY anywhere and everywhere.
For that matter, it is worth pointing out that a subscriber anywhere
in the US or Canada, e.g. the original questioner, can dial 1-< target
area code >-555-1212, and speak to a human operator, thus resolving the
search the old low-tech way, which is faster and more efficient than
asking on JewishGen. Your local telephone directory has a list of area
codes.

Subject: Phone # lookup - Visalia, CA - can someone provide?
From: Howie Axelrod <highwind1@comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 08:53:43 -0600
X-Message-Number: 9

Need tel # of Conrad L. Lohoefer in Visalia, CA. Can anyone assist.

Howie Axelrod
--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ/NOACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, SURALSKI: Lomza Gubernia
ISMACH: Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

See my interactive family tree (requires Java 1.1.6 or better). the
URL is: http://www.hashkedim.com

For reasons connected with anti-spam/junk security, the return address
is not valid. To communicate with me, please visit my website (see the
URL above -- no Java required for this purpose) and fill in the email
form there.


Re: Pipik? #general

Sue <clamp@...>
 

In article < 43D127CE.6020802@earthlink.net >,
krippens < krippens@earthlink.net > wrote:

Something triggered a childhood memory of the word pipik. I vaguely
remember jokes about Moishe Pipik, as in 'who do you think you are,
Moishe Pipik?'
I can't find the word in any Yiddish resource I have. Can anyone tell me
what 'pipik' means? Or where it came from, or what the joke about it is?
Pipik means bellybutton. I remember it well >from my own childhood.
Of Moishe Pipik, I know nothing. Having just tried Google, he comes up
with reference to Philip Roth's novel, 'Operation Shylock', but Moishe
must go back much further than that!

--
Sue Clamp
Cambridgeshire, UK.
Researching: ROSENBERG/ROZENBERG, SKOWRONEK, HERSZENKRUG,
KRIEGSMANN/KRIGSMAN/KRYKSMAN, CHENCINER and DRUSZN/DROZEN/DROSSEN, Warsaw.
Getting round to (eventually!): BLEETMAN, Odessa, GOLDSTEIN and SALAMONSKI.

Remove .cut.invalid >from email address to reply.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pipik? #general

Sue <clamp@...>
 

In article < 43D127CE.6020802@earthlink.net >,
krippens < krippens@earthlink.net > wrote:

Something triggered a childhood memory of the word pipik. I vaguely
remember jokes about Moishe Pipik, as in 'who do you think you are,
Moishe Pipik?'
I can't find the word in any Yiddish resource I have. Can anyone tell me
what 'pipik' means? Or where it came from, or what the joke about it is?
Pipik means bellybutton. I remember it well >from my own childhood.
Of Moishe Pipik, I know nothing. Having just tried Google, he comes up
with reference to Philip Roth's novel, 'Operation Shylock', but Moishe
must go back much further than that!

--
Sue Clamp
Cambridgeshire, UK.
Researching: ROSENBERG/ROZENBERG, SKOWRONEK, HERSZENKRUG,
KRIEGSMANN/KRIGSMAN/KRYKSMAN, CHENCINER and DRUSZN/DROZEN/DROSSEN, Warsaw.
Getting round to (eventually!): BLEETMAN, Odessa, GOLDSTEIN and SALAMONSKI.

Remove .cut.invalid >from email address to reply.


Who Do You Think You Are? Stephen Fry #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

The genealogy programme entitled "Who Do You Think You Are?" on BBC TV
has proved immensely popular; well-known entertainers, actors, politicians
and personalities explore their roots. The second series started two weeks
ago with one of our best-known hardened political interviewers reduced to
tears, when he discovers the details of the life of his great-grandmother.

On Jan 25 2006 at 9.00 pm on BBC 2, all our members in the UK are in for
a big surprise - you can see actor Stephen FRY explore his roots [Vienna
and Surany {Slovakia}], with our Austria-Czech Sigger, Vladimir Bohinc. I
know it will also be very emotional.

The trailer tells us that on Stephen's maternal side, he finds far worse
[than on his father's side] - as not for the first time in the series the
subject stumbles on everyday, middle-class lives that ended in concentration
camps ..... "

I can reveal that my part was minimal - I did a bit of the background work
in Vienna - to solve the puzzle! But I have not seen the programme either.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Who Do You Think You Are? Stephen Fry #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

The genealogy programme entitled "Who Do You Think You Are?" on BBC TV
has proved immensely popular; well-known entertainers, actors, politicians
and personalities explore their roots. The second series started two weeks
ago with one of our best-known hardened political interviewers reduced to
tears, when he discovers the details of the life of his great-grandmother.

On Jan 25 2006 at 9.00 pm on BBC 2, all our members in the UK are in for
a big surprise - you can see actor Stephen FRY explore his roots [Vienna
and Surany {Slovakia}], with our Austria-Czech Sigger, Vladimir Bohinc. I
know it will also be very emotional.

The trailer tells us that on Stephen's maternal side, he finds far worse
[than on his father's side] - as not for the first time in the series the
subject stumbles on everyday, middle-class lives that ended in concentration
camps ..... "

I can reveal that my part was minimal - I did a bit of the background work
in Vienna - to solve the puzzle! But I have not seen the programme either.

Celia Male [U.K.]


Testing and adoption #dna

AZ61BROOK@...
 

Hi,

If a woman was adopted, and was not sure if her birth parents were
Jewish, would any of these tests show any information indicating
origins?

Would they show a possibility of Jewish ancestors, or possibly another
type of ancestor, such as Asian, Irish, German non-Jewish ancestors?

Thank you,

B Mill


DNA Research #DNA Testing and adoption #dna

AZ61BROOK@...
 

Hi,

If a woman was adopted, and was not sure if her birth parents were
Jewish, would any of these tests show any information indicating
origins?

Would they show a possibility of Jewish ancestors, or possibly another
type of ancestor, such as Asian, Irish, German non-Jewish ancestors?

Thank you,

B Mill


Re: Descendants of the Shach #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner
 

On 2006.01.04, Malkie Griffel <barmag@netvision.net.il> asked:

Would anyone know where I can get a hold of the descendants of
the Shach, Rabbi Shabsai HaKohen?
There is a book entitled "Keter Kehuna" by Chaim Dov Fridberg,
printed in 1898 and reprinted in 1993 (in Brooklyn). It's in Hebrew,
about 80 pages long, with many details about the Sha"ch's
descendants. You can find it in University librararies in Israel.
I couldn't find my link in that book, but I hope you do.

My g-g-g-g-g-grandmother was, Beila, wife of Rabbi Yosef-Moshe
TEICHER (of Czudec, Zolynia and Przemysl). she died c. 1864. Her
father, Yaakov, was a descendant of the Sha"ch, Rabbi Shabsai
HaKohen, but I have no further details.

Best regards,
Tomer Brunner, Israel.


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic RE: Descendants of the Shach #rabbinic

Tomer Brunner
 

On 2006.01.04, Malkie Griffel <barmag@netvision.net.il> asked:

Would anyone know where I can get a hold of the descendants of
the Shach, Rabbi Shabsai HaKohen?
There is a book entitled "Keter Kehuna" by Chaim Dov Fridberg,
printed in 1898 and reprinted in 1993 (in Brooklyn). It's in Hebrew,
about 80 pages long, with many details about the Sha"ch's
descendants. You can find it in University librararies in Israel.
I couldn't find my link in that book, but I hope you do.

My g-g-g-g-g-grandmother was, Beila, wife of Rabbi Yosef-Moshe
TEICHER (of Czudec, Zolynia and Przemysl). she died c. 1864. Her
father, Yaakov, was a descendant of the Sha"ch, Rabbi Shabsai
HaKohen, but I have no further details.

Best regards,
Tomer Brunner, Israel.


Re: R' Yaacov Koppel of Likuva #rabbinic

Yaron Rotman <yarotman@...>
 

On 2006.01.20, Zeva Oelbaum <zeva@zevaphoto.com> wrote:

[...] I know that Yaacov Koppel was the grandfather of the "Seer
of Lublin" and that he wrote a book. Any other information would
be appreciated.
I previously posted a query here regarding R' Yaacov Koppel of
Likuva (or Lukow?), a.k.a. "Koppale Likover". According to a family
tree prepared by a distant relative, with additional info >from Otzar
HaRabbanim:

1. He is the maternal grandfather of the Seer of Lublin, R' Yaacov
Isaac HOROWITZ

2. Another grandson (>from his son Israel Leib) was R' Simon Marils
from Jaroslaw. His grandson, Efraim Fishel Chelmaner, ABD
Szrzekociny was the son in law of R' Moshe BIDERMAN, The 2nd Lelow
Tzadik, >from whom I am descended.

Can anyone corroborate these data?

Yaron Rotman
yarotman@gmail.com


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R' Yaacov Koppel of Likuva #rabbinic

Yaron Rotman <yarotman@...>
 

On 2006.01.20, Zeva Oelbaum <zeva@zevaphoto.com> wrote:

[...] I know that Yaacov Koppel was the grandfather of the "Seer
of Lublin" and that he wrote a book. Any other information would
be appreciated.
I previously posted a query here regarding R' Yaacov Koppel of
Likuva (or Lukow?), a.k.a. "Koppale Likover". According to a family
tree prepared by a distant relative, with additional info >from Otzar
HaRabbanim:

1. He is the maternal grandfather of the Seer of Lublin, R' Yaacov
Isaac HOROWITZ

2. Another grandson (>from his son Israel Leib) was R' Simon Marils
from Jaroslaw. His grandson, Efraim Fishel Chelmaner, ABD
Szrzekociny was the son in law of R' Moshe BIDERMAN, The 2nd Lelow
Tzadik, >from whom I am descended.

Can anyone corroborate these data?

Yaron Rotman
yarotman@gmail.com


Re: JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918 #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The Cornwall Rd being sought has been identified - in notting Hill W11 well
before 1939
Aubrey

----- Original Message -----
From: "jeremy frankel" <jfrankel@lmi.net>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <JGrodz@aol.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:26 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918


Dear Jonathan,

In looking at a modern A-Z for London, I see that there are a total
of ten Cornwall Roads; four of them have London postal district
appellations: N4, N15, N18, SE1, while six are in the London suburbs:
Croydon, Esher, Harrow, Pinner, Sutton and Twickenham. If Jonathan is
fairly sure that the business was in London, then we can probably
disregard the suburb locations

I then looked at my pre-war (WW2) A-Z, I see that there are five
Cornwall Roads with postal district appellations: E2, N4, N15, SE1,
and W11.

E2 - a very short street in Bethnal Green/Mile End area. It ran
westwards off Braintree Street (still there today). It was renamed
Cornwall AVENUE in 1938.

N4 - this too is a short "one block long" street running east-west
between Lancaster Road and Oakfield Road in Finsbury Park. It is just
to the west of the park. It is still there today.

N15 - one mile NE of the N4 location. It runs north-south >from St.
Ann's Road to Green Road in the North Harringay area. It is still
there today

N18 - getting closer to the "'burbs." A "very" short street running
north-south >from Angel Road (A 406) to Fairfield Road. It is so small
that most maps don't name it, but it is the second one >from the right
going east >from Fore Street as one walks down Fairfield. Still there
today.

SE1 - this runs roughly north-south >from Upper Ground to The Cut in
Lambeth. This too is still there today.

So, Jonathan, which one? By the way, there is a Grodzinski's bakery
at the bottom of my road, Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware where my mother
gets her challah every week.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
Berkeley, California, USA


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918 #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The Cornwall Rd being sought has been identified - in notting Hill W11 well
before 1939
Aubrey

----- Original Message -----
From: "jeremy frankel" <jfrankel@lmi.net>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <JGrodz@aol.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:26 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918


Dear Jonathan,

In looking at a modern A-Z for London, I see that there are a total
of ten Cornwall Roads; four of them have London postal district
appellations: N4, N15, N18, SE1, while six are in the London suburbs:
Croydon, Esher, Harrow, Pinner, Sutton and Twickenham. If Jonathan is
fairly sure that the business was in London, then we can probably
disregard the suburb locations

I then looked at my pre-war (WW2) A-Z, I see that there are five
Cornwall Roads with postal district appellations: E2, N4, N15, SE1,
and W11.

E2 - a very short street in Bethnal Green/Mile End area. It ran
westwards off Braintree Street (still there today). It was renamed
Cornwall AVENUE in 1938.

N4 - this too is a short "one block long" street running east-west
between Lancaster Road and Oakfield Road in Finsbury Park. It is just
to the west of the park. It is still there today.

N15 - one mile NE of the N4 location. It runs north-south >from St.
Ann's Road to Green Road in the North Harringay area. It is still
there today

N18 - getting closer to the "'burbs." A "very" short street running
north-south >from Angel Road (A 406) to Fairfield Road. It is so small
that most maps don't name it, but it is the second one >from the right
going east >from Fore Street as one walks down Fairfield. Still there
today.

SE1 - this runs roughly north-south >from Upper Ground to The Cut in
Lambeth. This too is still there today.

So, Jonathan, which one? By the way, there is a Grodzinski's bakery
at the bottom of my road, Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware where my mother
gets her challah every week.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
Berkeley, California, USA


Re: JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918 #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The Cornwall Rd being sought has been identified - in notting Hill W11 well
before 1939
Aubrey

----- Original Message -----
From: "jeremy frankel" <jfrankel@lmi.net>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <JGrodz@aol.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:26 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918


Dear Jonathan,

In looking at a modern A-Z for London, I see that there are a total
of ten Cornwall Roads; four of them have London postal district
appellations: N4, N15, N18, SE1, while six are in the London suburbs:
Croydon, Esher, Harrow, Pinner, Sutton and Twickenham. If Jonathan is
fairly sure that the business was in London, then we can probably
disregard the suburb locations

I then looked at my pre-war (WW2) A-Z, I see that there are five
Cornwall Roads with postal district appellations: E2, N4, N15, SE1,
and W11.

E2 - a very short street in Bethnal Green/Mile End area. It ran
westwards off Braintree Street (still there today). It was renamed
Cornwall AVENUE in 1938.

N4 - this too is a short "one block long" street running east-west
between Lancaster Road and Oakfield Road in Finsbury Park. It is just
to the west of the park. It is still there today.

N15 - one mile NE of the N4 location. It runs north-south >from St.
Ann's Road to Green Road in the North Harringay area. It is still
there today

N18 - getting closer to the "'burbs." A "very" short street running
north-south >from Angel Road (A 406) to Fairfield Road. It is so small
that most maps don't name it, but it is the second one >from the right
going east >from Fore Street as one walks down Fairfield. Still there
today.

SE1 - this runs roughly north-south >from Upper Ground to The Cut in
Lambeth. This too is still there today.

So, Jonathan, which one? By the way, there is a Grodzinski's bakery
at the bottom of my road, Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware where my mother
gets her challah every week.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
Berkeley, California, USA



At 12:00 AM -0600 1/19/06, JCR-UK SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Cornwall Road in London 1918
From: JGrodz@aol.com
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 04:14:43 -0500

I have just found my grandfather Abie GRODZINSKI statement of
affairs drawn up after his death in 1918. Abie was aged 32 at the
time and was running the family bakery business in Fieldgate Street
in London's East End.

In the statement there is reference to rates and rent ....... also
to "107 Cornwall Road" (without any indication of where this was in
London). My late uncle told me that the family had had a shop in
West London at approximately that time.

I have looked at current Cornwall Roads, but before I start
investigating them, I would like to know whether there were others
in London in 1918. I have found an index of changed street names
but it is alphabetical according to current and not old names.

So can anyone help me find my grandfather's Cornwall Road? I think
that No. 107 would have been a baker's shop and may have had some
Jewish population nearby.


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918 #unitedkingdom

Aubrey Jacobus <zen28027@...>
 

The Cornwall Rd being sought has been identified - in notting Hill W11 well
before 1939
Aubrey

----- Original Message -----
From: "jeremy frankel" <jfrankel@lmi.net>
To: "JCR-UK SIG" <jcr-uk@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Cc: <JGrodz@aol.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:26 PM
Subject: [jcr-uk] JCR: Cornwall Road in London 1918


Dear Jonathan,

In looking at a modern A-Z for London, I see that there are a total
of ten Cornwall Roads; four of them have London postal district
appellations: N4, N15, N18, SE1, while six are in the London suburbs:
Croydon, Esher, Harrow, Pinner, Sutton and Twickenham. If Jonathan is
fairly sure that the business was in London, then we can probably
disregard the suburb locations

I then looked at my pre-war (WW2) A-Z, I see that there are five
Cornwall Roads with postal district appellations: E2, N4, N15, SE1,
and W11.

E2 - a very short street in Bethnal Green/Mile End area. It ran
westwards off Braintree Street (still there today). It was renamed
Cornwall AVENUE in 1938.

N4 - this too is a short "one block long" street running east-west
between Lancaster Road and Oakfield Road in Finsbury Park. It is just
to the west of the park. It is still there today.

N15 - one mile NE of the N4 location. It runs north-south >from St.
Ann's Road to Green Road in the North Harringay area. It is still
there today

N18 - getting closer to the "'burbs." A "very" short street running
north-south >from Angel Road (A 406) to Fairfield Road. It is so small
that most maps don't name it, but it is the second one >from the right
going east >from Fore Street as one walks down Fairfield. Still there
today.

SE1 - this runs roughly north-south >from Upper Ground to The Cut in
Lambeth. This too is still there today.

So, Jonathan, which one? By the way, there is a Grodzinski's bakery
at the bottom of my road, Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware where my mother
gets her challah every week.

Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
Berkeley, California, USA



At 12:00 AM -0600 1/19/06, JCR-UK SIG digest wrote:
Subject: Cornwall Road in London 1918
From: JGrodz@aol.com
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 04:14:43 -0500

I have just found my grandfather Abie GRODZINSKI statement of
affairs drawn up after his death in 1918. Abie was aged 32 at the
time and was running the family bakery business in Fieldgate Street
in London's East End.

In the statement there is reference to rates and rent ....... also
to "107 Cornwall Road" (without any indication of where this was in
London). My late uncle told me that the family had had a shop in
West London at approximately that time.

I have looked at current Cornwall Roads, but before I start
investigating them, I would like to know whether there were others
in London in 1918. I have found an index of changed street names
but it is alphabetical according to current and not old names.

So can anyone help me find my grandfather's Cornwall Road? I think
that No. 107 would have been a baker's shop and may have had some
Jewish population nearby.


Re: Pipik? #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Karen Rippens asked:

Something triggered a childhood memory of the word pipik. I vaguely
remember jokes about Moishe Pipik, as in 'who do you think you are,
Moishe Pipik?'

I can't find the word in any Yiddish resource I have. Can anyone
tell me what 'pipik' means? Or where it came from, or what the joke
about it is?''
Dear Karen,

Pipik ( actually spelled Peh-vav-peh-ayin-qof and pronounced Pupik in
some Yiddish dialects) means"belly button" (i.e., navel).

For me too it is a childhood memory. We didn't speak Yiddish in our
Anglo-Jewish family, but my parents used quite a few vocabulary words
-- mostly either amusing or just plain vulgar ones!

Judith Romney Wegner


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pipik? #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

Karen Rippens asked:

Something triggered a childhood memory of the word pipik. I vaguely
remember jokes about Moishe Pipik, as in 'who do you think you are,
Moishe Pipik?'

I can't find the word in any Yiddish resource I have. Can anyone
tell me what 'pipik' means? Or where it came from, or what the joke
about it is?''
Dear Karen,

Pipik ( actually spelled Peh-vav-peh-ayin-qof and pronounced Pupik in
some Yiddish dialects) means"belly button" (i.e., navel).

For me too it is a childhood memory. We didn't speak Yiddish in our
Anglo-Jewish family, but my parents used quite a few vocabulary words
-- mostly either amusing or just plain vulgar ones!

Judith Romney Wegner