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ViewMate Polish to English translations #general

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I have posted birth records >from Lviv on ViewMate that need to be
translated >from Polish to English. It would be appreciated if some member
could do the translations for me.
They can be found at,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
VM 3128
VM 3129
VM 3130
VM 3131
VM 3132

Please respond to me directly at ESLVIV@AOL.COM

Thanking you in advance,
Errol Schneegurt LI NY


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http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3129
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3130
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3131
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3132


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate Polish to English translations #general

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I have posted birth records >from Lviv on ViewMate that need to be
translated >from Polish to English. It would be appreciated if some member
could do the translations for me.
They can be found at,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
VM 3128
VM 3129
VM 3130
VM 3131
VM 3132

Please respond to me directly at ESLVIV@AOL.COM

Thanking you in advance,
Errol Schneegurt LI NY


MODERATOR NOTE: The direct links to these images are:
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3128
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3129
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3130
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3131
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3132


Viewmate Translation from Polish of Act of Birth of Abraham Hersz WAGNER Born 1888 #poland

m.steinberg@...
 

Hello All,

If you go to:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3172

You will find the Act of Birth of Abraham Hersz WAGNER Born 1888 >from the
Archives of Borszczow PSA AGAD B1872.

I would be most grateful if someone would translate it for me.

Thank you in advance,

All the best,
Moshe Steinberg
Vancouver CANADA


WAGNER, ADLER
Jezerziany

STEINBERG, GLAZER, HUDES
Hrubieszow, California, Iowa

SANG, NAGLER, FISCHER (FISZER), HELMAN
Zaleshchiki, Borszczow, New York City, Israel

GRANIRER (GRANIERER), SALCMAN
ARONOWICZ, KRONENFELD, FUHRMAN,
GOLDSCMIDT,SANDLER
Czernowitz, Israel, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


JRI Poland #Poland Viewmate Translation from Polish of Act of Birth of Abraham Hersz WAGNER Born 1888 #poland

m.steinberg@...
 

Hello All,

If you go to:

http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/viewmateview.asp?key=3172

You will find the Act of Birth of Abraham Hersz WAGNER Born 1888 >from the
Archives of Borszczow PSA AGAD B1872.

I would be most grateful if someone would translate it for me.

Thank you in advance,

All the best,
Moshe Steinberg
Vancouver CANADA


WAGNER, ADLER
Jezerziany

STEINBERG, GLAZER, HUDES
Hrubieszow, California, Iowa

SANG, NAGLER, FISCHER (FISZER), HELMAN
Zaleshchiki, Borszczow, New York City, Israel

GRANIRER (GRANIERER), SALCMAN
ARONOWICZ, KRONENFELD, FUHRMAN,
GOLDSCMIDT,SANDLER
Czernowitz, Israel, USA

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately.


Re: Can you help with Polish translation #poland

lilian schorr <lilianschorr@...>
 

I want to thank you all for the time taken to help me with the
translation posted in ViewMate.

Thank you for being always ready to help us.

Lilian Schorr
Buenos Aires, Argentina


JRI Poland #Poland Re: Can you help with Polish translation #poland

lilian schorr <lilianschorr@...>
 

I want to thank you all for the time taken to help me with the
translation posted in ViewMate.

Thank you for being always ready to help us.

Lilian Schorr
Buenos Aires, Argentina


NOWE MIASTO NAD PILICA #poland

EStolb7395@...
 

I would like to thank the team of JRI and the town coordinators for their fantastic work in making research so easy. Not only can we search for the records, but with the shopping basket, we no longer have to worry about converting money and sending it to Poland.

After preparing an order to obtain records, I decided to browse the PSA status of towns. Imagine my surprise when I found the town Nowe Miasto nad Pilica in the Radom Archives. I knew my relatives (Dunkiel, Zysblat) came >from Nowe Miasto and it was near Lodz. I have continually checked the records and also have spoken to Shirley about this town many times.

My donation will be forthcoming and I am appealing to all of you who are researching this town to also send in a donation so that we can see these records online. They ONLY NEED $316.28

This also taught me that I have to browse all the towns in case records >from a town of interest have been discovered in a different archive.

Evan Stolbach
New Jersey

Searching: DUNKIEL (Lodz, Nowe Miasto nad Pilica), ZYSBLAT,(Lodz, Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Rawa Mazowiecka) KAPLAN, KENIGSBERG (Lodz & ?), STOLBACH (Lezajsk, Rzeszow), STRIZOWER (Rzeszow, Brody)


JRI Poland #Poland NOWE MIASTO NAD PILICA #poland

EStolb7395@...
 

I would like to thank the team of JRI and the town coordinators for their fantastic work in making research so easy. Not only can we search for the records, but with the shopping basket, we no longer have to worry about converting money and sending it to Poland.

After preparing an order to obtain records, I decided to browse the PSA status of towns. Imagine my surprise when I found the town Nowe Miasto nad Pilica in the Radom Archives. I knew my relatives (Dunkiel, Zysblat) came >from Nowe Miasto and it was near Lodz. I have continually checked the records and also have spoken to Shirley about this town many times.

My donation will be forthcoming and I am appealing to all of you who are researching this town to also send in a donation so that we can see these records online. They ONLY NEED $316.28

This also taught me that I have to browse all the towns in case records >from a town of interest have been discovered in a different archive.

Evan Stolbach
New Jersey

Searching: DUNKIEL (Lodz, Nowe Miasto nad Pilica), ZYSBLAT,(Lodz, Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Rawa Mazowiecka) KAPLAN, KENIGSBERG (Lodz & ?), STOLBACH (Lezajsk, Rzeszow), STRIZOWER (Rzeszow, Brody)


MT. Hebron Cemetry NY - picture needed #ukraine

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Litin Ukraine
I have built the shtetl site for Litin and was wondering if there is a sign
of any kind designating the Litin-Podolier Plot. I would appreciate a
picture for the shtetl site. I already have a picture of the Holocaust
Memorial there.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Litin/MtHburial.html
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Litin/MtHebron.html

Rozinoy- Ruzhany
I have also built a site for Rozinoy. There is also a plot for the Roznoyer
Benevolent Association - Block 114, Path 21.
I would appreciate a picture of any sign there for the shtetl site.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany/BurialNY.html

If you have any additional information for these site, I would appreciate
it.

Rose Feldman
Shalom and see you in Jerusalem!
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine MT. Hebron Cemetry NY - picture needed #ukraine

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>
 

Litin Ukraine
I have built the shtetl site for Litin and was wondering if there is a sign
of any kind designating the Litin-Podolier Plot. I would appreciate a
picture for the shtetl site. I already have a picture of the Holocaust
Memorial there.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Litin/MtHburial.html
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Litin/MtHebron.html

Rozinoy- Ruzhany
I have also built a site for Rozinoy. There is also a plot for the Roznoyer
Benevolent Association - Block 114, Path 21.
I would appreciate a picture of any sign there for the shtetl site.
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Ruzhany/BurialNY.html

If you have any additional information for these site, I would appreciate
it.

Rose Feldman
Shalom and see you in Jerusalem!
The 24th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
July 4-9, 2004
www.jewishgen.org/jerusalem2004


Success- WWII survivor of the Holocaust & sister reunite #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Associated Press
29 November 2003

Man 77, thought his entire family had been killed.

George Gordon of Seattle, who worked in a World War II Nazi labor camp,
has been reunited with his sister >from whom he was separated when they
went to different camps. Full story at:
http://www.seattleredcross.org/news/articles/ARC0385_Holocaust.htm


P.S. Read this JewishGen InfoFile
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/arc.txt
for details about the American Red Cross
program for victim and survivor tracing.

--
Bernard Kouchel
bkouchel@jewishgen.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Success- WWII survivor of the Holocaust & sister reunite #general

Bernard Kouchel <koosh@...>
 

Associated Press
29 November 2003

Man 77, thought his entire family had been killed.

George Gordon of Seattle, who worked in a World War II Nazi labor camp,
has been reunited with his sister >from whom he was separated when they
went to different camps. Full story at:
http://www.seattleredcross.org/news/articles/ARC0385_Holocaust.htm


P.S. Read this JewishGen InfoFile
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/arc.txt
for details about the American Red Cross
program for victim and survivor tracing.

--
Bernard Kouchel
bkouchel@jewishgen.org


The City that Has All (1) - [was: Megaleh Amukos & R' KEIDANOWER] #rabbinic

Heilbrunn <rabbfour@...>
 

I am posting this entire chapter for the benefit of all who can find
clues to the lives of the illustrious rabbis mentioned in it.

It is extracted >from a booklet prepared for a 1990? meeting of
the descendants of Rabbi Aharon Shmuel KAIDANOVER, which I have
partially translated. Neither the booklet nor my translation
are copyrighted.

[MODERATOR's NOTE: On behalf of RavSIG, I thank Rabbi Heilbrunn for
making this material available to all of us. Because of its size,
Rabbi Heilbrunn's message has been divided into two separate posts,
each half containing at the bottom the footnotes referenced in it.
** This is Part 1 ** ]


The City That Has All (Krakow)
------------------------------

The city of Cracow is famed, celebrated and acclaimed. In its midst
lived supreme intellects, mighty men of determination and vision,
saturated in their accomplished status. The names of these mighty
men of Torah, giants of the spirit who lived and practised their
calling in Cracow, are recalled in trembling and in awe. The power
of their impact and influence in determinations of Jewish law and
the treatises they composed in the vast oceans of Jewish learning,
is a blessing for all generations and endures to this day.

First and foremost in holiness in the Yeshivah world is the Gaon
Rabbi Yaakov POLLACK who established the system of "Chilukim" and
by his deeds the city of Cracow became the foundation stone of
the Torah leadership in his generation and in the generations
thereafter. His contemporary scholars adorned him with accolades:
"The Deer[1] of Israel, head of the Dispersion of Ariel[2]" "whose
name goes out >from one end of the world to the other." His mode of
study became the pattern of learning for the Polish yeshivot till
the eruption of the awesome Holocaust which destroyed the glorious
Jewry of Poland. He was succeeded by his disciple Rabbi Shalom
SHACHNA, who was the son-in-law of that pillar of erudition, Rabbi
Moshe ISSERLES.

Cracow became the foremost cradle for the Poskim of the Halacha and
for those who delved in the Torah and made their mark. Most
preeminent among them was the pillar of erudition in Israel, Rabbi
Moshe ISSERLES, the RaMaH, who occupied the throne of the rabbinate
for many years and whose light radiated >from there across the whole
Jewish world. Therefore, Cracow was known as "the city that has
all," a city saturated with scholars and authors, men of piety and
good deeds, exalted righteous people steeped in the wisdom of Torah.
For a substantial period of time he ministered there as the head of
the famous Yeshivah of Cracow in whose light young scholars were
enthused and inspired to rise to greatness, among them the SHaCH, -
the holy Gaon and cabbalist Rabbi Natan Notteh SHAPIRO, author of
"Megaleh Amukot"[3], according to whose genius in the revealed Torah
also had a great facility in Torat Hachen... - As one who was privy
to his intimate life, his son testifies in the introduction to
Megaleh Amukot that when he prayed Tikun Chatzot[4] "... he wept and
chanted in a lamentful voice prayers for the rebuilding of "The
fallen 'Sukkah' of David"[5] that Elijah came to him and revealed
that the Ministering Angels sing this same melody and bewail the
uppermost palace about the destruction. Also on the inscription on
his tombstone it is stated: "He to whom Elijah conversed face to
face". He was especially famed through his treatise "Megaleh
Amukot"... aspects to the prayer of Moses our teacher in the sedra
Vaetchanan. The author of "Seder Hadorot"[6] in his appreciation
testifies that he saw in a manuscript containing one thousand
meanings on the miniature of Vayikra.

After them, the author of Megine Shlomo in whose treatise the words
of Rashi are vindicated against the attacks of the Tosphot, served
with distinction. He raised up brilliant students such as Rabbi
HESCHEL and others. Generation following generation there arose in
Cracow, men of distinction who radiated light in the fields of
Halacha and who enlightened the Heavens of the universe with the
depth of their understanding and the incisiveness of their
intellects after the demise of the Megaleh Amukot. The MaHaRaM of
Lublin ascended the throne of the rabbinate. After him followed
Rabbi Yoel SIRKIS, the author of the BaCH[7], son-in-law of the TaZ.
Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman HELLER, author of "Tosphot Yom Tov" on the
Mishna succeeded the BaCH and continuing in that line of Holiness
was Rabbi HESCHEL, famed for his tremendous incisiveness and his
great heart like a lion. Then rabbi Arieh B'Reb Zecharia who was
known in his day as Zecharia the Prophet. Thus he ? also was called
"Reb Aryeh Leib the Tall great" and he too was amongst those who
were called Reb Leib Fischeles because of his father-in-law (who was
the father-in-law of the Bet Shmuel on Even Haezer). His son was
Rabbi Zecharia Mendel, known by his treatise "Ba'er Hetev" on the
Shulchan Aruch. Following them our Rabbi the MaHaRSHaK received a
call to this rabbinate. He cast upon it his wonderful leadership,
disseminated Torah and led the famed yeshivah. The Holy ones were
drawn in and flocked to him to draw >from the well of his Torah and
to hear wisdom >from his mouth. The pinnacle of his ministry took
place in the renowned Cracow. His authority extended over all the
communities of Poland till he was regarded as "The Rabbi of All The
Dispersion." Every issue or activity which took place in Poland was
decided by him, and every matter was according to his word, as his
son testifies in the introduction to "Birkat Shmuel": "Till he was
received in the city that oveflows with scholars and authors, the
well established community of Cracow. 'The city that has all' and
where they hungered for tasty sustenance[8] to hear >from the lips of
my father the Gaon and author, almighty expositions. The students
to their eyelids gave no rest or sleep, and he proclaimed and
interpreted for them things hidden and deep, So Shmuel ruled over
all the communities of Poland as in their places they dwelt..."

(Contd.)

--

[1] Based on the Song Of Songs "My Beloved is like a deer" which
compares the love between G-d and Israel to that of two
lovers.
[2] Literally "My G-d is a lion" or "The lion of G-d"
[3] Revealer of deep things
[4] The order of midnight (lamentation)
[5] The Temple
[6] Order of the generations,
[7] Bayit Chadash, the new edifice (Temple)
[8] i.e., Torah, "en kemach elah torah"

--

Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn


The City that Has All (2) - [was: Megaleh Amukos & R' KEIDANOWER] #rabbinic

Heilbrunn <rabbfour@...>
 

I am posting this entire chapter for the benefit of all who can find
clues to the lives of the illustrious rabbis mentioned in it.

It is extracted >from a booklet prepared for a 1990? meeting of
the descendants of Rabbi Aharon Shmuel KAIDANOVER, which I have
partially translated. Neither the booklet nor my translation
are copyrighted.

[MODERATOR's NOTE: On behalf of RavSIG, I thank Rabbi Heilbrunn for
making this material available to all of us. Because of its size,
Rabbi Heilbrunn's message has been divided into two separate posts,
each half containing at the bottom the footnotes referenced in it.
** This is Part 2 ** ]

The City That Has All (Krakow)
------------------------------

(Cont.)

Sitting in a panel of three, his ardent disciple Rabbi Gavriel of
Cracow served on the Bet Din in Cracow, whose name in the fullness
of time would become famed to the edges of the world as one of the
brilliant minds of his time as is evidenced in the approbation to
the book "Tiferet Shmuel": "... And after that was received as a
spiritual leader for our Holy community, the Kehillah of Cracow
... where I sat with him on the Bet Din of Shmuel the Ramati[9] and
I served my teacher and rabbi, the aforementioned Gaon. And I saw
all his words dealings in the Poskim and how he merited to have the
true meaning of the Torah in his mouth, how he would answer the
subtle queries, how he would select between the views of the Poskim,
after the minutest detail, the most detailed inquiry, to consider
and reply and resolve repeated question after probing question".

The third Dayan who served on the Bet Din of the MaHaRSHaK was the
aforementioned 'enlightener of the eyes of the wise' Rabbi Yosef
Shmuel of Cracow the author of Massoret Hashas the friend and
in-law[10] of Rabbi Gavriel of Cracow. The Massoret Hashas was born
and raised in the city of Kremenitz in the north of Wallacia.

Already in his youth, he was known as one who had great ability in
all sectors of the Torah, and he delved in the mighty waters of the
early and later Poskim as one of the great ones of his generation.
The CHiDa in the name of the G'dolim[11] relates: "And I heard that
he repeated the entire Shas forty two times and he plumbed,
fashioned and refined the Shas and fulfilled "and you shall speak of
them"[12]. When he reached the age at which "the man consecrates
(in marriage)" he married the daughter of R' Chaim R' Yeshayes
TZOREF[13], thus named because of his dealings in gold and silver
and so among the Jews of Cracow he was called R' Shmuel R' Chaim
Yeshasayes. Soon he was called upon to serve at the highest level
and to join the Bet Din of the MaHaRSHaK in Cracow and >from there
his wonderful star rose and spread across the world.

After twenty six years of serving in Cracow, he was called to occupy
the seat of the rabbinate in Frankfurt-Am-Main. During that time
Rabbi Shmuel SHATIN the MaHaRSHaSHaCH, author of "Kos Yeshuot,"
directed the local Yeshivah. He befriended Rabbi Shmuel of Cracow
and they busied themselves together in the pursuit of Halacha, and
in the fullness of time they also became related by marriage when
the son of Rabbi Yehudah Arieh married the daughter of the
MaHaRSHaSHaCH. During his sojourn in the community of Frankfurt-Am-
Main, his reputation spread as one of the brilliant minds of the
time. The outstanding Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Rysher author of "Chok
Yaakov" in his approbation, likens him to a clear book of Halacha :
"Unique in his generation in Torah and greatness". Regarding his
Holiness and purity the CHiDa writes in Shem Hag'dolim: "And I heard
wondrous things concerning the Rabbi that he studied Torah twenty-
five years while standing and he studied Torah for its own sake and
Heaven hearkened to his words as one of the Rishonim."

In his outstanding treatise "Massoret Hashas," which cross
references the Talmud, Maimonides and others, he surpassed all the
works of those who had preceded him as the CHiDa says: "He did
wondrously in his glosses in the Talmud and Rashi, Tos'phot and the
Rosh and greatly benefited the public to locate points of reference
and sources in Talmud, Maimonides which exceed anything available
prior to him."

For fourteen years he judged Israel in the Community of
Frankfurt-Am-Main. Then Shmuel passed away and was gathered unto
his people, on Rosh Chodesh Kislev ... and there he was laid to rest
with honour. After the death of the MaHaRSHaK in Cracow, Rabbi
Yitzchak CHARIF, the teacher of his student Rabbi Gavriel of Cracow,
assumed his post together with his colleague ... the marvel of the
generation Rabbi Avraham Broda author of "Eshel Avraham" and "Toldot
Avraham" on the Talmud.

--

[9] Lit Samuel of Ramah, a reference to the prophet Samuel who lived
in Ramah, meaning:the lofty place
[10] Mechuten, in-law
[11] Erech 10, 181
[12] "them", "BaM" in Hebrew has the numerical value of 42; thus the
sophisticated editions of the Mishna contain 42 commentaries.
[13] "Tzoref" means "refine."

--

Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The City that Has All (1) - [was: Megaleh Amukos & R' KEIDANOWER] #rabbinic

Heilbrunn <rabbfour@...>
 

I am posting this entire chapter for the benefit of all who can find
clues to the lives of the illustrious rabbis mentioned in it.

It is extracted >from a booklet prepared for a 1990? meeting of
the descendants of Rabbi Aharon Shmuel KAIDANOVER, which I have
partially translated. Neither the booklet nor my translation
are copyrighted.

[MODERATOR's NOTE: On behalf of RavSIG, I thank Rabbi Heilbrunn for
making this material available to all of us. Because of its size,
Rabbi Heilbrunn's message has been divided into two separate posts,
each half containing at the bottom the footnotes referenced in it.
** This is Part 1 ** ]


The City That Has All (Krakow)
------------------------------

The city of Cracow is famed, celebrated and acclaimed. In its midst
lived supreme intellects, mighty men of determination and vision,
saturated in their accomplished status. The names of these mighty
men of Torah, giants of the spirit who lived and practised their
calling in Cracow, are recalled in trembling and in awe. The power
of their impact and influence in determinations of Jewish law and
the treatises they composed in the vast oceans of Jewish learning,
is a blessing for all generations and endures to this day.

First and foremost in holiness in the Yeshivah world is the Gaon
Rabbi Yaakov POLLACK who established the system of "Chilukim" and
by his deeds the city of Cracow became the foundation stone of
the Torah leadership in his generation and in the generations
thereafter. His contemporary scholars adorned him with accolades:
"The Deer[1] of Israel, head of the Dispersion of Ariel[2]" "whose
name goes out >from one end of the world to the other." His mode of
study became the pattern of learning for the Polish yeshivot till
the eruption of the awesome Holocaust which destroyed the glorious
Jewry of Poland. He was succeeded by his disciple Rabbi Shalom
SHACHNA, who was the son-in-law of that pillar of erudition, Rabbi
Moshe ISSERLES.

Cracow became the foremost cradle for the Poskim of the Halacha and
for those who delved in the Torah and made their mark. Most
preeminent among them was the pillar of erudition in Israel, Rabbi
Moshe ISSERLES, the RaMaH, who occupied the throne of the rabbinate
for many years and whose light radiated >from there across the whole
Jewish world. Therefore, Cracow was known as "the city that has
all," a city saturated with scholars and authors, men of piety and
good deeds, exalted righteous people steeped in the wisdom of Torah.
For a substantial period of time he ministered there as the head of
the famous Yeshivah of Cracow in whose light young scholars were
enthused and inspired to rise to greatness, among them the SHaCH, -
the holy Gaon and cabbalist Rabbi Natan Notteh SHAPIRO, author of
"Megaleh Amukot"[3], according to whose genius in the revealed Torah
also had a great facility in Torat Hachen... - As one who was privy
to his intimate life, his son testifies in the introduction to
Megaleh Amukot that when he prayed Tikun Chatzot[4] "... he wept and
chanted in a lamentful voice prayers for the rebuilding of "The
fallen 'Sukkah' of David"[5] that Elijah came to him and revealed
that the Ministering Angels sing this same melody and bewail the
uppermost palace about the destruction. Also on the inscription on
his tombstone it is stated: "He to whom Elijah conversed face to
face". He was especially famed through his treatise "Megaleh
Amukot"... aspects to the prayer of Moses our teacher in the sedra
Vaetchanan. The author of "Seder Hadorot"[6] in his appreciation
testifies that he saw in a manuscript containing one thousand
meanings on the miniature of Vayikra.

After them, the author of Megine Shlomo in whose treatise the words
of Rashi are vindicated against the attacks of the Tosphot, served
with distinction. He raised up brilliant students such as Rabbi
HESCHEL and others. Generation following generation there arose in
Cracow, men of distinction who radiated light in the fields of
Halacha and who enlightened the Heavens of the universe with the
depth of their understanding and the incisiveness of their
intellects after the demise of the Megaleh Amukot. The MaHaRaM of
Lublin ascended the throne of the rabbinate. After him followed
Rabbi Yoel SIRKIS, the author of the BaCH[7], son-in-law of the TaZ.
Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman HELLER, author of "Tosphot Yom Tov" on the
Mishna succeeded the BaCH and continuing in that line of Holiness
was Rabbi HESCHEL, famed for his tremendous incisiveness and his
great heart like a lion. Then rabbi Arieh B'Reb Zecharia who was
known in his day as Zecharia the Prophet. Thus he ? also was called
"Reb Aryeh Leib the Tall great" and he too was amongst those who
were called Reb Leib Fischeles because of his father-in-law (who was
the father-in-law of the Bet Shmuel on Even Haezer). His son was
Rabbi Zecharia Mendel, known by his treatise "Ba'er Hetev" on the
Shulchan Aruch. Following them our Rabbi the MaHaRSHaK received a
call to this rabbinate. He cast upon it his wonderful leadership,
disseminated Torah and led the famed yeshivah. The Holy ones were
drawn in and flocked to him to draw >from the well of his Torah and
to hear wisdom >from his mouth. The pinnacle of his ministry took
place in the renowned Cracow. His authority extended over all the
communities of Poland till he was regarded as "The Rabbi of All The
Dispersion." Every issue or activity which took place in Poland was
decided by him, and every matter was according to his word, as his
son testifies in the introduction to "Birkat Shmuel": "Till he was
received in the city that oveflows with scholars and authors, the
well established community of Cracow. 'The city that has all' and
where they hungered for tasty sustenance[8] to hear >from the lips of
my father the Gaon and author, almighty expositions. The students
to their eyelids gave no rest or sleep, and he proclaimed and
interpreted for them things hidden and deep, So Shmuel ruled over
all the communities of Poland as in their places they dwelt..."

(Contd.)

--

[1] Based on the Song Of Songs "My Beloved is like a deer" which
compares the love between G-d and Israel to that of two
lovers.
[2] Literally "My G-d is a lion" or "The lion of G-d"
[3] Revealer of deep things
[4] The order of midnight (lamentation)
[5] The Temple
[6] Order of the generations,
[7] Bayit Chadash, the new edifice (Temple)
[8] i.e., Torah, "en kemach elah torah"

--

Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic The City that Has All (2) - [was: Megaleh Amukos & R' KEIDANOWER] #rabbinic

Heilbrunn <rabbfour@...>
 

I am posting this entire chapter for the benefit of all who can find
clues to the lives of the illustrious rabbis mentioned in it.

It is extracted >from a booklet prepared for a 1990? meeting of
the descendants of Rabbi Aharon Shmuel KAIDANOVER, which I have
partially translated. Neither the booklet nor my translation
are copyrighted.

[MODERATOR's NOTE: On behalf of RavSIG, I thank Rabbi Heilbrunn for
making this material available to all of us. Because of its size,
Rabbi Heilbrunn's message has been divided into two separate posts,
each half containing at the bottom the footnotes referenced in it.
** This is Part 2 ** ]

The City That Has All (Krakow)
------------------------------

(Cont.)

Sitting in a panel of three, his ardent disciple Rabbi Gavriel of
Cracow served on the Bet Din in Cracow, whose name in the fullness
of time would become famed to the edges of the world as one of the
brilliant minds of his time as is evidenced in the approbation to
the book "Tiferet Shmuel": "... And after that was received as a
spiritual leader for our Holy community, the Kehillah of Cracow
... where I sat with him on the Bet Din of Shmuel the Ramati[9] and
I served my teacher and rabbi, the aforementioned Gaon. And I saw
all his words dealings in the Poskim and how he merited to have the
true meaning of the Torah in his mouth, how he would answer the
subtle queries, how he would select between the views of the Poskim,
after the minutest detail, the most detailed inquiry, to consider
and reply and resolve repeated question after probing question".

The third Dayan who served on the Bet Din of the MaHaRSHaK was the
aforementioned 'enlightener of the eyes of the wise' Rabbi Yosef
Shmuel of Cracow the author of Massoret Hashas the friend and
in-law[10] of Rabbi Gavriel of Cracow. The Massoret Hashas was born
and raised in the city of Kremenitz in the north of Wallacia.

Already in his youth, he was known as one who had great ability in
all sectors of the Torah, and he delved in the mighty waters of the
early and later Poskim as one of the great ones of his generation.
The CHiDa in the name of the G'dolim[11] relates: "And I heard that
he repeated the entire Shas forty two times and he plumbed,
fashioned and refined the Shas and fulfilled "and you shall speak of
them"[12]. When he reached the age at which "the man consecrates
(in marriage)" he married the daughter of R' Chaim R' Yeshayes
TZOREF[13], thus named because of his dealings in gold and silver
and so among the Jews of Cracow he was called R' Shmuel R' Chaim
Yeshasayes. Soon he was called upon to serve at the highest level
and to join the Bet Din of the MaHaRSHaK in Cracow and >from there
his wonderful star rose and spread across the world.

After twenty six years of serving in Cracow, he was called to occupy
the seat of the rabbinate in Frankfurt-Am-Main. During that time
Rabbi Shmuel SHATIN the MaHaRSHaSHaCH, author of "Kos Yeshuot,"
directed the local Yeshivah. He befriended Rabbi Shmuel of Cracow
and they busied themselves together in the pursuit of Halacha, and
in the fullness of time they also became related by marriage when
the son of Rabbi Yehudah Arieh married the daughter of the
MaHaRSHaSHaCH. During his sojourn in the community of Frankfurt-Am-
Main, his reputation spread as one of the brilliant minds of the
time. The outstanding Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Rysher author of "Chok
Yaakov" in his approbation, likens him to a clear book of Halacha :
"Unique in his generation in Torah and greatness". Regarding his
Holiness and purity the CHiDa writes in Shem Hag'dolim: "And I heard
wondrous things concerning the Rabbi that he studied Torah twenty-
five years while standing and he studied Torah for its own sake and
Heaven hearkened to his words as one of the Rishonim."

In his outstanding treatise "Massoret Hashas," which cross
references the Talmud, Maimonides and others, he surpassed all the
works of those who had preceded him as the CHiDa says: "He did
wondrously in his glosses in the Talmud and Rashi, Tos'phot and the
Rosh and greatly benefited the public to locate points of reference
and sources in Talmud, Maimonides which exceed anything available
prior to him."

For fourteen years he judged Israel in the Community of
Frankfurt-Am-Main. Then Shmuel passed away and was gathered unto
his people, on Rosh Chodesh Kislev ... and there he was laid to rest
with honour. After the death of the MaHaRSHaK in Cracow, Rabbi
Yitzchak CHARIF, the teacher of his student Rabbi Gavriel of Cracow,
assumed his post together with his colleague ... the marvel of the
generation Rabbi Avraham Broda author of "Eshel Avraham" and "Toldot
Avraham" on the Talmud.

--

[9] Lit Samuel of Ramah, a reference to the prophet Samuel who lived
in Ramah, meaning:the lofty place
[10] Mechuten, in-law
[11] Erech 10, 181
[12] "them", "BaM" in Hebrew has the numerical value of 42; thus the
sophisticated editions of the Mishna contain 42 commentaries.
[13] "Tzoref" means "refine."

--

Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn


Polish to English ViewMate translations #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I have posted birth records >from Lviv on ViewMate that need to be translated
from Polish to English. It would be appreciated if some member could do the
translations for me.
They can be found at,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
VM 3128
VM 3129
VM 3130
VM 3131
VM 3132

Please respond to me directly at ESLVIV@AOL.COM

Thanking you in advance,
Errol Schneegurt LI NY


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Polish to English ViewMate translations #ukraine

Errol Schneegurt
 

Hi,
I have posted birth records >from Lviv on ViewMate that need to be translated
from Polish to English. It would be appreciated if some member could do the
translations for me.
They can be found at,
http://data.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
VM 3128
VM 3129
VM 3130
VM 3131
VM 3132

Please respond to me directly at ESLVIV@AOL.COM

Thanking you in advance,
Errol Schneegurt LI NY


Photos and Stories Wanted for "Family Album" #galicia

Edward Goldstein <Edward.TheG@...>
 

In the last several issues of THE GALITZIANER we have published a
section we call "Family Album." In it we print pictures submitted by
our readers with some explanatory material.

The pictures may be of family memberes, groups of people, even
interesting places. The only constraint is that they should have been
taken in Galicia before or during World War I.

Pictures should be submitted as electronic files in some reasonably
common format. (If you can't get a picture scanned, email me; I can
do the scanning if necessary.) A brief explanation -- who, what,
where, when, why -- should accompany each picture.

The deadline for the February 2004 issue is 15 January, but earlier
submission would be helpful.

Edward Goldstein
Editor


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Photos and Stories Wanted for "Family Album" #galicia

Edward Goldstein <Edward.TheG@...>
 

In the last several issues of THE GALITZIANER we have published a
section we call "Family Album." In it we print pictures submitted by
our readers with some explanatory material.

The pictures may be of family memberes, groups of people, even
interesting places. The only constraint is that they should have been
taken in Galicia before or during World War I.

Pictures should be submitted as electronic files in some reasonably
common format. (If you can't get a picture scanned, email me; I can
do the scanning if necessary.) A brief explanation -- who, what,
where, when, why -- should accompany each picture.

The deadline for the February 2004 issue is 15 January, but earlier
submission would be helpful.

Edward Goldstein
Editor