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ALTMAN / BULACH from Bessarabia #rabbinic

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to know if anybody has ever heard about the life and
work of the following Rabbis (my greatgrandparents)

a) Rabbi Chaim ALTMAN (>from Hotin-Bessarabia)-married to Bassi
Altman I think he died between 1905 and 1909

b) Rabbi Yesrael BULACH/BULAKH (>from Lipcon or maybe Hotin-
Bessarabia), married to Frima. I know that he died when he was
in his late twenties - probably before the turning of last
century.

I heard that the Bulach might have come >from a village Bulakhi. I
also heard that there were connections in Kamenetz Podolsk

Thanks in advance

Marcia Woolf Bulach

Researching: ALTMAN (Hotin-Bessarabia; some went to America and others to
Brazil); BULACH or BULAKH (Lipcon, Hotin-Bessarabia and later to Brazil);
TUSHINSKY/TUCHINSKY (Kiev, Boslev-Boguslav)--Ukraine; Wales, England and
Brazil; WOLF or WOOLF (Brzezin-Poland), Wales, England and Brazil


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic ALTMAN / BULACH from Bessarabia #rabbinic

Marcia Woolf Bulach <mwbulach@...>
 

Dear Genners,

I would like to know if anybody has ever heard about the life and
work of the following Rabbis (my greatgrandparents)

a) Rabbi Chaim ALTMAN (>from Hotin-Bessarabia)-married to Bassi
Altman I think he died between 1905 and 1909

b) Rabbi Yesrael BULACH/BULAKH (>from Lipcon or maybe Hotin-
Bessarabia), married to Frima. I know that he died when he was
in his late twenties - probably before the turning of last
century.

I heard that the Bulach might have come >from a village Bulakhi. I
also heard that there were connections in Kamenetz Podolsk

Thanks in advance

Marcia Woolf Bulach

Researching: ALTMAN (Hotin-Bessarabia; some went to America and others to
Brazil); BULACH or BULAKH (Lipcon, Hotin-Bessarabia and later to Brazil);
TUSHINSKY/TUCHINSKY (Kiev, Boslev-Boguslav)--Ukraine; Wales, England and
Brazil; WOLF or WOOLF (Brzezin-Poland), Wales, England and Brazil


62nd Street Armory #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

I just inadvertently deleted the message in which someone asked for the
precise address for the 62nd Street armory. It was 120 West 62nd (Columbus Ave.)

Regards,

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk
POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk
LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk
WOLODARSKY>Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan
INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 62nd Street Armory #general

HENKEN9@...
 

Genners,

I just inadvertently deleted the message in which someone asked for the
precise address for the 62nd Street armory. It was 120 West 62nd (Columbus Ave.)

Regards,

Ty Henken
Centennial, Colo.
Henken9@aol.com

HENKEN,SMOLINSKY>Vitebsk
POLCHINIKOFF/POLTINIKOW>Gomel, Mogilev
PECKEL>Ushachi, Vitebsk
LEVIN,LEVITT>Cherven, Minsk
WOLODARSKY>Riga,Svetlovodsk,Kherson,Astrahkan
INTRELEGATOR>Siauliai, Kaunas


Re: Judah LOEW the Elder and the MaHaRaL #rabbinic

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

Dear Mr. Polakovic,

Thank you very much for your answer to my questions about Judah
LOEW the Elder.

It seems - as Mr. Reich already wrote - that the ancestors of the
MaHaRaL (beyond his grandfather Hayyim) are not certain and remain
a topic for future research.

Until new documents are found, there remain a lot of questions. For
example: Did among the descendants of the MaHaRaL, who lived at the
time of Meir Perels, an oral tradition exist that one of the
MaHaRaL´s ancestors (his great great grandfather, as R. Perels
wrote?) was a distinguished Rabbi Judah LOEW? A tradition which
was reproduced by Meir Perels? Was the gravestone of 1540 falsely
ascribed to a real older JUDAH LOEW, who may have lived (in Worms,
in Prague?) in the first half of the 15th century?

I think that a better knowledge of the MaHaRaL´s ancestors would
throw much light on many rabbinical families.

With best wishes

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: Judah LOEW the Elder and the MaHaRaL #rabbinic

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...>
 

Dear Mr. Polakovic,

Thank you very much for your answer to my questions about Judah
LOEW the Elder.

It seems - as Mr. Reich already wrote - that the ancestors of the
MaHaRaL (beyond his grandfather Hayyim) are not certain and remain
a topic for future research.

Until new documents are found, there remain a lot of questions. For
example: Did among the descendants of the MaHaRaL, who lived at the
time of Meir Perels, an oral tradition exist that one of the
MaHaRaL´s ancestors (his great great grandfather, as R. Perels
wrote?) was a distinguished Rabbi Judah LOEW? A tradition which
was reproduced by Meir Perels? Was the gravestone of 1540 falsely
ascribed to a real older JUDAH LOEW, who may have lived (in Worms,
in Prague?) in the first half of the 15th century?

I think that a better knowledge of the MaHaRaL´s ancestors would
throw much light on many rabbinical families.

With best wishes

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany


William the Conqueror/King David? #lithuania

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

A new aquaintance mentioned to me that her husband believes himself to
descend >from both King David and William the Conqueror. His forebears are
from Lithuania and the surname is Levitch (yes, they're Levites).
I reread the articles on King David lineage by David Einsiedler and didn't
spot any reference to William the Conqueror. I also searched the Discussion
Group archives and didn't find anything relevant.

Does anyone know of a connection between King David's and William the
conqueror's descendants?

Please respond privately.

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania William the Conqueror/King David? #lithuania

Dov & Varda <yknow@...>
 

A new aquaintance mentioned to me that her husband believes himself to
descend >from both King David and William the Conqueror. His forebears are
from Lithuania and the surname is Levitch (yes, they're Levites).
I reread the articles on King David lineage by David Einsiedler and didn't
spot any reference to William the Conqueror. I also searched the Discussion
Group archives and didn't find anything relevant.

Does anyone know of a connection between King David's and William the
conqueror's descendants?

Please respond privately.

Varda Epstein
Efrat
Israel


Re: Jaunjelgava #latvia

ron <ruebin7@...>
 

Hi Susan,

I assume Susan as in Julian and Susan.....>from Wellington...???
Ron also >from Wellington.

I have done a bit of research >from Latvia, found the archives
very good. If you want the address I can give you that. I found
their English very good, it was not a problem..Any help you need
let me know.

Hope the family is all well
Regards
Ron Bower
-----------------------------
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Susan Levy wrote:

I am hoping to find information about my grandmother's family who
lived in Friedrichsstadt (now Jaunjelgava) in the Courland area until
about 100 years ago.
...snip...
We are visiting Latvia next May and would very much like to contact
the Jewish archives in Riga if there is such a thing. Can anyone
help me with this? A contact who speaks English would be wonderful.
...snip...


Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jaunjelgava #latvia

ron <ruebin7@...>
 

Hi Susan,

I assume Susan as in Julian and Susan.....>from Wellington...???
Ron also >from Wellington.

I have done a bit of research >from Latvia, found the archives
very good. If you want the address I can give you that. I found
their English very good, it was not a problem..Any help you need
let me know.

Hope the family is all well
Regards
Ron Bower
-----------------------------
MODERATOR NOTE:
Surname inserted by moderator!
Please always remember to sign with your
full name, city and state or country.
-----------------------------------------

Susan Levy wrote:

I am hoping to find information about my grandmother's family who
lived in Friedrichsstadt (now Jaunjelgava) in the Courland area until
about 100 years ago.
...snip...
We are visiting Latvia next May and would very much like to contact
the Jewish archives in Riga if there is such a thing. Can anyone
help me with this? A contact who speaks English would be wonderful.
...snip...


For those who missed the Questionnaire #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

LitvakSIG is now celebrating its fifth year. We are very interested in
comments and suggestions >from our members, donors and Digest readers.

If you haven't already filled out the questionnaire posted recently,
please take a moment to copy and complete this survey so that we may
continue to grow and improve.

Please email your response to <LitvakSIGQuestionnaire@earthlink.net> rather than responding to this message in the Digest.

Davida Noyek Handler,
President, LitvakSIG



1.. How frequently do you search the ALD? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....?


2.. Would you share your experiences regarding the ALD? Please include
both your successes and your
frustrations: ..............................................................
............................................................................
..................................

3.. Would you be willing to head or serve on a committee for
LitvakSIG .... District Research Group .... Vital Records Shtetl Research
Group ..... Online Journal ...... Conference Planning ..... Finance
Committee ...... Membership Committee ........ Website design ......


4.. Are you able to read, write or translate the following handwritten
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5.. Are you comfortable with using Excel?


6.. How frequently do you read our Online Journal? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....


7.. How much time (estimated) do you spend on Genealogy? per week .. per
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8.. Is there anything we else that we might be able to do with YOUR help?


9.. Would you be willing to help raise funds for records acquisitions and
translations?


Name:

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Area(s) or town(s) of Lithuanian interest:


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania For those who missed the Questionnaire #lithuania

Davida Noyek Handler <dnhiowa@...>
 

LitvakSIG is now celebrating its fifth year. We are very interested in
comments and suggestions >from our members, donors and Digest readers.

If you haven't already filled out the questionnaire posted recently,
please take a moment to copy and complete this survey so that we may
continue to grow and improve.

Please email your response to <LitvakSIGQuestionnaire@earthlink.net> rather than responding to this message in the Digest.

Davida Noyek Handler,
President, LitvakSIG



1.. How frequently do you search the ALD? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....?


2.. Would you share your experiences regarding the ALD? Please include
both your successes and your
frustrations: ..............................................................
............................................................................
..................................

3.. Would you be willing to head or serve on a committee for
LitvakSIG .... District Research Group .... Vital Records Shtetl Research
Group ..... Online Journal ...... Conference Planning ..... Finance
Committee ...... Membership Committee ........ Website design ......


4.. Are you able to read, write or translate the following handwritten
languages - Cyrillic Russian, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, other? .........


5.. Are you comfortable with using Excel?


6.. How frequently do you read our Online Journal? Daily ... Weekly ..
Monthly .. Once in a blue moon .... Never ....


7.. How much time (estimated) do you spend on Genealogy? per week .. per
month ..


8.. Is there anything we else that we might be able to do with YOUR help?


9.. Would you be willing to help raise funds for records acquisitions and
translations?


Name:

Address:

Telephone:

Email:

FAX:

Area(s) or town(s) of Lithuanian interest:


Given name "Pesia" #general

Alan Rackow <rackow@...>
 

My maternal grandmother was called Bessie in English, or Pesia. I believe
the latter is a Yiddish name. Is there a common Hebrew equivalent? Mind
you, in those days (late 19th century) I believe it was not uncommon for
people, women especially, not to receive Hebrew names. Am I correct?

Alan Rackow Ottawa, Ont.


Jewish GARDNERS #general

Marilynn Masten <GardnerRus@...>
 

Just discovered my Southern Baptist Gardner family, first found in NC in
1770, are of Jewish descent. This was found through DNA testing.

Any Jewish Gardners out there?

Marilynn


Re: jewishgen digest: November 09, 2002 #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

It is certainly permissible. Oftentimes if the first wife died young leaving small
children, the husband married the wife's sister and they would almost certainly
have named after her. In other cases it somply would have been a matter of the
second wife's agreement.

Israel Pickholtz

If an Ashkenazic man remarried after the death of a first wife, and
had daughters by the second, would the custom have permitted naming a
daughter after the deceased first wife?


Ilias of Amengo, Bucherest: What does it mean? #general

Shawn Weil <weil.17@...>
 

Jewish Geners-

I came across an odd thing in an Ellis Island Passenger listing.

The listing is for Shmal Evaleivitch, who arrived on November 1, 1923. The
odd thing about the manifest is this: Everyone on the page has "Ilias of
Amengo, Bucherest" listed as closest relative/friend in old country. Many
have Kishinew, Romania (Chisinau?) listed as last perm residence, but they
are >from several different places

How should I interpret this? Who was Ilias of Amengo, Bucherest?

Thank you-

Shawn Weil
Columbus, OH

WEIL, WAHL, WOHL, ABRAMOWITZ >from Dzikow (Tarnebrzeg), Poland
TELLES, TELEFUS, and FISHERMAN >from Khotin, Ukraine; Israel
BIRNBERG, BERENBERG, BERNSTEIN, >from Medzhibozh and Khotin, Ukraine; UK;
GLANTZ >from Philadelphia, PA
GOLDER, GOLDIN, MOSKOWITZ, LIEBOWITZ, FAIVES >from Bivolari and Sculeni,
BROITMAN, DARISH >from Savran and Olgopol, Ukraine


More about "Juniors" #general

Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
 

A word of caution to all who wish to derive information >from naming
traditions:

*That may not be his or her name!*

Speicifcally, if you don't have the *Hebrew* name available, you run the
risk of making all manner of unwarranted assumptions. The "no juniors"
rule was not applied strictly to "street" names. (At least, not in
Upper Silesia in c.1750-1850, the place and time I've been researching
lately.)

As a case in point, I offer my 4xgreat-grandfather Salomon Jakob
TROPLOWITZ.

His father's name was Jakob LOEBEL.

His sons were Jacob, Salomon, Marcus, Enoch, and Baruch TROPLOWITZ.

He can't have been Jakob Salomon TROPLOWITZ, because his father lived
for 26 years after his birth--if the "No Juniors" rule holds.

By that rule, he can't have been Salomon Jakob either, because he lived
until his son Salomon was over 30.

The answer? In the synagogue he was simply Scholim ben Jakov--not
Schlomo/Salomon at all! I suppose he went by Salomon because it was a
name known/understood/easily spelled by Gentiles. That might explain
why another 3xg-grandfather of mine, Salomon LUSTIG, called himself that
despite having the Hebrew name Nathanael ben Joel.

Best,

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Given name "Pesia" #general

Alan Rackow <rackow@...>
 

My maternal grandmother was called Bessie in English, or Pesia. I believe
the latter is a Yiddish name. Is there a common Hebrew equivalent? Mind
you, in those days (late 19th century) I believe it was not uncommon for
people, women especially, not to receive Hebrew names. Am I correct?

Alan Rackow Ottawa, Ont.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Jewish GARDNERS #general

Marilynn Masten <GardnerRus@...>
 

Just discovered my Southern Baptist Gardner family, first found in NC in
1770, are of Jewish descent. This was found through DNA testing.

Any Jewish Gardners out there?

Marilynn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: jewishgen digest: November 09, 2002 #general

IsraelP <zach4v6@...>
 

It is certainly permissible. Oftentimes if the first wife died young leaving small
children, the husband married the wife's sister and they would almost certainly
have named after her. In other cases it somply would have been a matter of the
second wife's agreement.

Israel Pickholtz

If an Ashkenazic man remarried after the death of a first wife, and
had daughters by the second, would the custom have permitted naming a
daughter after the deceased first wife?