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advice please #unitedkingdom

Diane Westerhuis <dwesterhuis@...>
 

I wonder if anyone can advise me how to find out more about my ancestors
Samuel Solomon, born about 1770, i dont know where, and Betsy Moses, i dont
know where or when. The information i have is that they married in London:

Samuel Solomon
(Hebrew: Shemayab, son of Moshe Fidshil Faya)
married
Betsy Moses
(Hebrew: Beyla, daughter of Shalom Milik Mal)
on the 30th October 1793, at the Great Synagogue, London
The officiant was Moses Myers, Rabbi of the New Synagogue
and acting Chief Rabbi at the time. The Witnesses were: ltzik, Reader and
Itzik. Second Reader (sic).

Samuel was trading in Spitalsfield, London, as a pencil maker, two of his
sons were sent to NSW in 1817, and he followed them out. This information
regarding the marriage came >from the Synagogue, via another family member. I
am a novice in this area, and am trying to find out about these ancestors.
If he was married in the New Synagogue at that time, would they be SEphardic
or Ashkenazi? I understand Jewish people in London at this time were often
from Holland, Spain or Portugal, where would this family have come >from and
how do i trace their birth?

any advice welcome
regards

Diane Westerhuis
Townsville 4810
dwesterhuis@ozemail.com.au


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom advice please #unitedkingdom

Diane Westerhuis <dwesterhuis@...>
 

I wonder if anyone can advise me how to find out more about my ancestors
Samuel Solomon, born about 1770, i dont know where, and Betsy Moses, i dont
know where or when. The information i have is that they married in London:

Samuel Solomon
(Hebrew: Shemayab, son of Moshe Fidshil Faya)
married
Betsy Moses
(Hebrew: Beyla, daughter of Shalom Milik Mal)
on the 30th October 1793, at the Great Synagogue, London
The officiant was Moses Myers, Rabbi of the New Synagogue
and acting Chief Rabbi at the time. The Witnesses were: ltzik, Reader and
Itzik. Second Reader (sic).

Samuel was trading in Spitalsfield, London, as a pencil maker, two of his
sons were sent to NSW in 1817, and he followed them out. This information
regarding the marriage came >from the Synagogue, via another family member. I
am a novice in this area, and am trying to find out about these ancestors.
If he was married in the New Synagogue at that time, would they be SEphardic
or Ashkenazi? I understand Jewish people in London at this time were often
from Holland, Spain or Portugal, where would this family have come >from and
how do i trace their birth?

any advice welcome
regards

Diane Westerhuis
Townsville 4810
dwesterhuis@ozemail.com.au


Symposium on Lithuania and the Jews #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

An exciting symposium on Lithuania and the Jews,
a 3-part historical series co-sponsored by YIVO and the
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum, is set for three evenings
this fall.

The first and third sessions will take place at the Center
for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, New York. The second
session is slated at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. All programs are free but if you are
interested you should make reservations quickly at the phone
numbers indicated below.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact
YIVO or the Holocaust Museum.

Judy Baston

Tuesday 10/1 7:00-11:00 pm
The Intellectual Contributions of Lithuanian Jewry from
the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century


"Haskalah in Vilnius"
Immanuel Etkes, Bella and Israel Unterberg Professor
of Jewish Social and Educational History, Institute of Contemporary
Jewry,Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

"The Gaon of Vilna"
Jay Harris, Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish
Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Jewish Intellectual, Religious, and Cultural Life in the
Grand Duchy of Lithuania"
Andrzej Kaminski, Professor of History, Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C.

"Mishna and Potatoes: The Essence of Litvak Culture"
Allan Nadler, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies,
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and Senior
Advisor on Academic Affairs, Max Weinreich Center for
Advanced Jewish Study, YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research

Moderator: Gershon Hundert, Leanor Segal Professor
and Chair of Jewish Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,
and editor-in-chief, Jews in Eastern Europe: The YIVO Encyclopedia

RESERVATIONS FOR ALL EVENTS ARE REQUIRED.
Space is limited. Please call the Center for Jewish History Box
Office at 917.606.8200 to reserve a place at this free event.


Monday 10/28 4:30-6:30 pm

Lithuania and the Holocaust

NOTE: Takes place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. Call 202.488.6162 to reserve a place. For more information, visit the Museum's web site at www.ushmm.org)

"Lithuanian Collaboration in the 'Final Solution'"
Michael MacQueen, Chief of Investigative Research,
Office of Special Investigations, United States Department
of Justice, Washington, D.C.

"The German 'Final Solution' in Lithuania"
Jurgen Matthaus, Ph.D., Ruhr-Universitat Bochum,
Germany, 1994-95 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow,
and Program Officer, International Archival Program
Division - Berlin Office, Center for Advanced Holocaust
Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Jewish Cultural Life in the Vilna Ghetto"
David G. Roskies, Sol and Evelyn Henkind Professor
in Yiddish Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, New York, New York, co-founder and editor of
Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, and
editor-in-chief, Library of Yiddish Classics

Moderator: Paul Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced
Holocaust Studies


Wednesday November 13 7:00-11:00 pm
Jewish Life Under Soviet-Occupied Lithuania and Today

"Holocaust Studies and Yiddish Studies in Present-Day
Vilnius" Dovid Katz, Professor of Yiddish Language,
Literature, and Culture, Vilnius Yiddish Institute,
Vilnius University, Lithuania

"The Influence of Yeshiva Culture on Modernism"
Marc B. Shapiro, Weinberg Chair of Judaic Studies,
University of Scranton, Pennsylvania

"The Lithuanian-Jewish Diaspora: South Africa as a
Case Study" Joseph Sherman, Woolf Corob Fellow in Yiddish,
The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton,
United Kingdom

"The Work of the International Commission for the
Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet
Occupation Regimes in Lithuania" Saulius Suziedelis,
Professor of History, Millersville University of
Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania

Respondent: Alfonsas Eidentas, former Lithuanian
Ambassador to Israel and 2001 Flight and Rescue Fellow,
Center For Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum

Moderator: Samuel Kassow, Dana Research Professor of
History, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Space is limited. Please call the Center for Jewish History
Box Office at 917.606.8200 to reserve a place at this free
event.


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Symposium on Lithuania and the Jews #lithuania

Jrbaston
 

An exciting symposium on Lithuania and the Jews,
a 3-part historical series co-sponsored by YIVO and the
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum, is set for three evenings
this fall.

The first and third sessions will take place at the Center
for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, New York. The second
session is slated at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. All programs are free but if you are
interested you should make reservations quickly at the phone
numbers indicated below.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact
YIVO or the Holocaust Museum.

Judy Baston

Tuesday 10/1 7:00-11:00 pm
The Intellectual Contributions of Lithuanian Jewry from
the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century


"Haskalah in Vilnius"
Immanuel Etkes, Bella and Israel Unterberg Professor
of Jewish Social and Educational History, Institute of Contemporary
Jewry,Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

"The Gaon of Vilna"
Jay Harris, Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish
Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Jewish Intellectual, Religious, and Cultural Life in the
Grand Duchy of Lithuania"
Andrzej Kaminski, Professor of History, Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C.

"Mishna and Potatoes: The Essence of Litvak Culture"
Allan Nadler, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies,
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and Senior
Advisor on Academic Affairs, Max Weinreich Center for
Advanced Jewish Study, YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research

Moderator: Gershon Hundert, Leanor Segal Professor
and Chair of Jewish Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,
and editor-in-chief, Jews in Eastern Europe: The YIVO Encyclopedia

RESERVATIONS FOR ALL EVENTS ARE REQUIRED.
Space is limited. Please call the Center for Jewish History Box
Office at 917.606.8200 to reserve a place at this free event.


Monday 10/28 4:30-6:30 pm

Lithuania and the Holocaust

NOTE: Takes place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. Call 202.488.6162 to reserve a place. For more information, visit the Museum's web site at www.ushmm.org)

"Lithuanian Collaboration in the 'Final Solution'"
Michael MacQueen, Chief of Investigative Research,
Office of Special Investigations, United States Department
of Justice, Washington, D.C.

"The German 'Final Solution' in Lithuania"
Jurgen Matthaus, Ph.D., Ruhr-Universitat Bochum,
Germany, 1994-95 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow,
and Program Officer, International Archival Program
Division - Berlin Office, Center for Advanced Holocaust
Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Jewish Cultural Life in the Vilna Ghetto"
David G. Roskies, Sol and Evelyn Henkind Professor
in Yiddish Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, New York, New York, co-founder and editor of
Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, and
editor-in-chief, Library of Yiddish Classics

Moderator: Paul Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced
Holocaust Studies


Wednesday November 13 7:00-11:00 pm
Jewish Life Under Soviet-Occupied Lithuania and Today

"Holocaust Studies and Yiddish Studies in Present-Day
Vilnius" Dovid Katz, Professor of Yiddish Language,
Literature, and Culture, Vilnius Yiddish Institute,
Vilnius University, Lithuania

"The Influence of Yeshiva Culture on Modernism"
Marc B. Shapiro, Weinberg Chair of Judaic Studies,
University of Scranton, Pennsylvania

"The Lithuanian-Jewish Diaspora: South Africa as a
Case Study" Joseph Sherman, Woolf Corob Fellow in Yiddish,
The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton,
United Kingdom

"The Work of the International Commission for the
Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet
Occupation Regimes in Lithuania" Saulius Suziedelis,
Professor of History, Millersville University of
Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania

Respondent: Alfonsas Eidentas, former Lithuanian
Ambassador to Israel and 2001 Flight and Rescue Fellow,
Center For Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum

Moderator: Samuel Kassow, Dana Research Professor of
History, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Space is limited. Please call the Center for Jewish History
Box Office at 917.606.8200 to reserve a place at this free
event.


Pollak from Budapest and identification of memorial on Viewmate VM1773 #hungary

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

My name is Eva Floersheim and I have just signed up for the Hungarian SIG to
help a friend in his search.
The friend was born in 1936 in Budapest as Gyorgy Pollak, the son of Moric
Mor Moshe Pollak ( born in 1893 or 1894 in Seregelyes, son of Kalman Pollak)
and Rachel Lea Rozalia nee Brand >from Tarnow in Poland.
His father disappeared >from their home in Garay utca 32 in Budapest during
the war, and the son never saw him again.

Gyorgy has now found out that his biological mother died a month after his
birth, and that the woman who saved him during the war, was his stepmother.
The stepmother died in 1946, and that same year Gyorgy was brought to
Israel - one of the Hungarian Holocaust orphans.

In Ujpest in 1946 lived his half brother Sandor Pollak who at the time was
married and had a little son. After a year or two in Israel Gyorgy lost
contact with his half brother. He still hopes to find him again, though
before the contact was broken , Sandor told Gyorgy he was about to change
his family name >from Pollak to something else....

Gyorgy has a few family photos - of his father, his brother , his stepmother
and himself.
I have posted a photo of the stepmother and Gyorgy in front of a memorial on
Viewmate. The photo was probably taken in the summer of 1939.
Please check http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
The photo is posted as VM1773
Where is this memorial? In Budapest? Somewhere else?

Gyorgy has been several times to Budapest during the last ten years and has
located the graves of his biological mother and his stepmother.
He has not found his brother Sandor Pollak.
He has not found information about the fate of his father.

Any help will be appreciated.
Please write directly to me on evaflor@kinneret.co.il


Sincerely,
Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel


Hungary SIG #Hungary Pollak from Budapest and identification of memorial on Viewmate VM1773 #hungary

Eva Floersheim <evaflor@...>
 

My name is Eva Floersheim and I have just signed up for the Hungarian SIG to
help a friend in his search.
The friend was born in 1936 in Budapest as Gyorgy Pollak, the son of Moric
Mor Moshe Pollak ( born in 1893 or 1894 in Seregelyes, son of Kalman Pollak)
and Rachel Lea Rozalia nee Brand >from Tarnow in Poland.
His father disappeared >from their home in Garay utca 32 in Budapest during
the war, and the son never saw him again.

Gyorgy has now found out that his biological mother died a month after his
birth, and that the woman who saved him during the war, was his stepmother.
The stepmother died in 1946, and that same year Gyorgy was brought to
Israel - one of the Hungarian Holocaust orphans.

In Ujpest in 1946 lived his half brother Sandor Pollak who at the time was
married and had a little son. After a year or two in Israel Gyorgy lost
contact with his half brother. He still hopes to find him again, though
before the contact was broken , Sandor told Gyorgy he was about to change
his family name >from Pollak to something else....

Gyorgy has a few family photos - of his father, his brother , his stepmother
and himself.
I have posted a photo of the stepmother and Gyorgy in front of a memorial on
Viewmate. The photo was probably taken in the summer of 1939.
Please check http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/toview.html
The photo is posted as VM1773
Where is this memorial? In Budapest? Somewhere else?

Gyorgy has been several times to Budapest during the last ten years and has
located the graves of his biological mother and his stepmother.
He has not found his brother Sandor Pollak.
He has not found information about the fate of his father.

Any help will be appreciated.
Please write directly to me on evaflor@kinneret.co.il


Sincerely,
Eva Floersheim
Shadmot Dvorah
Israel


Re: szil hungary #hungary

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

I have just learned that my grandmother came >from a
village called Szil, and not >from Sopron,as was
written on the Ellis Island records.I would appreciate
any help to find out more about this village. Thanks
in advance.
Ilona Lerman, phililona2001@yahoo.com
Researching: KELLER-PRESOV
FELLNER- SZIL
GOTTLIEB- VASVAR

Moderator VK: The Ellis Island records are correct. Szil is in Sopron county about 14 km south of Csorna.


Hungary SIG #Hungary re: szil hungary #hungary

ilona lerman <phililona2001@...>
 

I have just learned that my grandmother came >from a
village called Szil, and not >from Sopron,as was
written on the Ellis Island records.I would appreciate
any help to find out more about this village. Thanks
in advance.
Ilona Lerman, phililona2001@yahoo.com
Researching: KELLER-PRESOV
FELLNER- SZIL
GOTTLIEB- VASVAR

Moderator VK: The Ellis Island records are correct. Szil is in Sopron county about 14 km south of Csorna.


More on Taverns #lithuania

Rabjamarx@...
 

"The Conditions in Jewish Society in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in
the Middle Decades of the Eighteenth Century" by Gershon David Hundert, pp. 48-50 in Hasidism Reappraised, Ada Rapoport-Albert, ed., 1997 also addresses the issue of Jewish commerce in Poland and Lithuania.

Jeff Marx


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania More on Taverns #lithuania

Rabjamarx@...
 

"The Conditions in Jewish Society in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in
the Middle Decades of the Eighteenth Century" by Gershon David Hundert, pp. 48-50 in Hasidism Reappraised, Ada Rapoport-Albert, ed., 1997 also addresses the issue of Jewish commerce in Poland and Lithuania.

Jeff Marx


Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Richard Newman <genserch@...>
 

The SA Jewish Year Book 1929 lists:
Walt, Isaac
Walt, Morris both of Cape Town
1965, 1967 and 1976-7 Year Books
Walt, Solomon Jack

If anyone is interested email me direct please
Hatimah Tovah

Richard Newman
Rabbi, Joliet, Illinois

----- Original Message -----
From: "adamandlopa yamey" <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 6:39 PM
Subject: [safrica] WALTS GALORE


PROBLEM 1:
Many of the descendants of Alexander WALT of Ukmerge
(Wilkomir), lived in South Africa. As did many of the
descendants of Benjamin Leib Walt also >from Wilkomir.
Whilst I know quite a lot about Alexander's
descendants, I know little about those of Benjamin.

One of Benjamin's sons was Abraham Jacob WALT (who had
an uncle known as Jekkel) who owned a hardware store
in Claremont, Cape, South Africa. As a young man
Abraham worked for Chuck JAWITZ who was married to
Celia WALT who is a descendant of Alexander WALT. Als
Abraham had a cousin Morris WALT.

Does anyone have any information which might in some
small way help me to establish whether a relationship
exists between Alexander WALT and Benjamin Leib WALT?

PROBLEM 2: The late Dr Alexander Walt (1923-1996) was
an eminent surgeon at Wayne State University. Does
anyone have any recollections or biograhical details
about this man (a descendant of Alexander WALT, see
above)?

PROBLEM 3: 'Sonny' WALT was a medical practitioner in
South Africa. He was also descended >from Alexander
WALT. What was his real name? Does anyone have any
recollections/bigraphical details about him?

PROBLEM 4: Thee was a firm called Walt&Gorfinkel in
Cape Town, South Africa. Does anyone know who was the
Walt in this name and also can anyone tell me anything
about the activities of this firm?

PROBLEM 5: Another harware store in Claremont: M. GENN
& Co. Was this owned by Meyer GENN who was married to
Lifsha WALT?

Any help on any of the above will be gratefully
received by me, Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: WALTS GALORE #southafrica

Richard Newman <genserch@...>
 

The SA Jewish Year Book 1929 lists:
Walt, Isaac
Walt, Morris both of Cape Town
1965, 1967 and 1976-7 Year Books
Walt, Solomon Jack

If anyone is interested email me direct please
Hatimah Tovah

Richard Newman
Rabbi, Joliet, Illinois

----- Original Message -----
From: "adamandlopa yamey" <adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "South Africa SIG" <safrica@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 6:39 PM
Subject: [safrica] WALTS GALORE


PROBLEM 1:
Many of the descendants of Alexander WALT of Ukmerge
(Wilkomir), lived in South Africa. As did many of the
descendants of Benjamin Leib Walt also >from Wilkomir.
Whilst I know quite a lot about Alexander's
descendants, I know little about those of Benjamin.

One of Benjamin's sons was Abraham Jacob WALT (who had
an uncle known as Jekkel) who owned a hardware store
in Claremont, Cape, South Africa. As a young man
Abraham worked for Chuck JAWITZ who was married to
Celia WALT who is a descendant of Alexander WALT. Als
Abraham had a cousin Morris WALT.

Does anyone have any information which might in some
small way help me to establish whether a relationship
exists between Alexander WALT and Benjamin Leib WALT?

PROBLEM 2: The late Dr Alexander Walt (1923-1996) was
an eminent surgeon at Wayne State University. Does
anyone have any recollections or biograhical details
about this man (a descendant of Alexander WALT, see
above)?

PROBLEM 3: 'Sonny' WALT was a medical practitioner in
South Africa. He was also descended >from Alexander
WALT. What was his real name? Does anyone have any
recollections/bigraphical details about him?

PROBLEM 4: Thee was a firm called Walt&Gorfinkel in
Cape Town, South Africa. Does anyone know who was the
Walt in this name and also can anyone tell me anything
about the activities of this firm?

PROBLEM 5: Another harware store in Claremont: M. GENN
& Co. Was this owned by Meyer GENN who was married to
Lifsha WALT?

Any help on any of the above will be gratefully
received by me, Adam Yamey, London, UK<adamandlopa@yahoo.co.uk>


Re: Klarsfeld Foundation #france

Goulnik, Yves {PBC~Basel}
 

from http://www.klarsfeld.org/ :
The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
32, rue la Boetie
Paris 75008
France

It's listed in the yellow pages under Serge Klarsfeld's name,
tel. (0033) 1 45 61 18 78, fax (0033) 1 45 63 95 58

Yv



Yv Goulnik
Mulhouse, FRANCE
http://goulniky.free.fr/
yves.goulnik@laposte.net


French SIG #France RE: Klarsfeld Foundation #france

Goulnik, Yves {PBC~Basel}
 

from http://www.klarsfeld.org/ :
The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation
32, rue la Boetie
Paris 75008
France

It's listed in the yellow pages under Serge Klarsfeld's name,
tel. (0033) 1 45 61 18 78, fax (0033) 1 45 63 95 58

Yv



Yv Goulnik
Mulhouse, FRANCE
http://goulniky.free.fr/
yves.goulnik@laposte.net


Klarsfeld Foundation #france

Georges Graner
 

At 23:49 09/09/02 -0400, Bernard Kouchel a ecrit:

I'd apprciate the address of The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation,
Paris. I have an old New York address. Mercie!
--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel
The address is 32 rue de la Boetie, 75008 Paris
The Web Site is www.klarsfeld.org
Georges GRANER (Georges.Graner@wanadoo.fr)
Member of the board of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive
in charge of the site (www.genealoj.org)


French SIG #France Klarsfeld Foundation #france

Georges Graner
 

At 23:49 09/09/02 -0400, Bernard Kouchel a ecrit:

I'd apprciate the address of The Beate Klarsfeld Foundation,
Paris. I have an old New York address. Mercie!
--
koosh@att.net
Bernard Kouchel
The address is 32 rue de la Boetie, 75008 Paris
The Web Site is www.klarsfeld.org
Georges GRANER (Georges.Graner@wanadoo.fr)
Member of the board of the Cercle de Genealogie Juive
in charge of the site (www.genealoj.org)


Re: R' Yitzchok ABOHAV #rabbinic

mschlanger@...
 

On 2002.09.09, Bernard Weill <linktree@yahoo.com> wrote:

I would like some information on R' Yitzchok ABOHAV,
mechaber (author) of the Menoras Hamaor. [...]
I would like some information on R' Yitzchok ABOHAV, mechaber
(author) of the Menoras Hamaor. Would there happen to be an
English translation of this tremendous and fascinating work?
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This very interesting work was translated several years ago by Rabbi
Joseph Reinman and Published by CIS Publishers in Lakewood, New
Jersey.

I've even noticed copies at several libraries.

In addition, an organization, as part of it fundraising program,
arranged for partial excepts of the translation and used them in
mass mailings.

Rabbi Reinman mentions in the introduction that Rabbi Abohav
prepared sermon notes and the result was this extraordinary sefer.

Rabbi Mordechai Schlanger
New York


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Re: R' Yitzchok ABOHAV #rabbinic

mschlanger@...
 

On 2002.09.09, Bernard Weill <linktree@yahoo.com> wrote:

I would like some information on R' Yitzchok ABOHAV,
mechaber (author) of the Menoras Hamaor. [...]
I would like some information on R' Yitzchok ABOHAV, mechaber
(author) of the Menoras Hamaor. Would there happen to be an
English translation of this tremendous and fascinating work?
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This very interesting work was translated several years ago by Rabbi
Joseph Reinman and Published by CIS Publishers in Lakewood, New
Jersey.

I've even noticed copies at several libraries.

In addition, an organization, as part of it fundraising program,
arranged for partial excepts of the translation and used them in
mass mailings.

Rabbi Reinman mentions in the introduction that Rabbi Abohav
prepared sermon notes and the result was this extraordinary sefer.

Rabbi Mordechai Schlanger
New York


Re: Alexander #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

The question is:

"The first name Alexander (usually in the Yiddish form of Sender,
after Alexander the Great, is not an uncommon Jewish first name.
Alexander lived in the 4th century BCE, before the division in the
Jewish world between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, yet, as far as I
know the name is only used by Ashkenazim. Can anyone explain this?"

Alexander was often a name used to refer to the 'good Czar' Alexander,
who was assassinated n 1881. That is why 1881 is the date of the
start of the big increase in Jewish emigration >from Russia. Alexander
was much kinder to the Jews than those before or after him-but was
not what we would call kind.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Alexander #general

sallybru <sallybru@...>
 

The question is:

"The first name Alexander (usually in the Yiddish form of Sender,
after Alexander the Great, is not an uncommon Jewish first name.
Alexander lived in the 4th century BCE, before the division in the
Jewish world between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, yet, as far as I
know the name is only used by Ashkenazim. Can anyone explain this?"

Alexander was often a name used to refer to the 'good Czar' Alexander,
who was assassinated n 1881. That is why 1881 is the date of the
start of the big increase in Jewish emigration >from Russia. Alexander
was much kinder to the Jews than those before or after him-but was
not what we would call kind.

Sally Bruckheimer
Albany, NY