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Family tree of R' Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone know of any published or unpublished work on the
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin, over and above the many published
sources that can be found?

We have a family tradition (that I want to confirm or disprove) that
we are direct descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin.

One of the more well known personalities in previous generations in
our family was Chaim Dov KANTOR who was born in Karlin (Pinsk) and
came as a child to Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) in the 1870s and
eventually became the Mashgiach (kosher supervisor) of the Carmel
Mizrachi winery in Zichron Yaacov, Israel, and lived in the Moshav
Shfeya, near Zichron. Chaim Dov's daughter was married to R' Nachum
WEISFISH (hy"d).

The above Chaim Dov was supposedly (he died many years before I was
born and I heard this >from his great grandchildren) one of the sources
for the tradition of our descendency >from R'Chaim of Volozhin.

According to correspondence in the past with Dr Neil Rosenstein, what
seems pretty definite is that Chaim Dov's brother-in-law, ROSTOVSKY,
was a great grandson of R' Chaim of Volozhin's brother, Shlomo Zalman
which may be the reason for our tradition that we are directly >from R'
Chaim himself.

Moadim Lesimcha

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Moshe of Kletzk-18th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to various published sources, there was a (Rabbi?) Moshe of
Kletzk who was the father of David, Rav (Rabbi) of Novarodok some 200+
years ago. He was a contemporary of Reb Chaim of Volozhin and had
some dealings with him. This David was also known for his sefer (book)
"Galia Mesechta" published by his son-in-law a Rabbi RABINOWITZ.

A handwritten very short and not detailed family tree, we are
descendant >from Rav David's brother (no name given) so I am searching
to find descendants of other children of Moshe of Kletzk to find if
actually we are related and to detail my maternal grandfather's
lineage.

The family name that we have gone by for generations is ABRAMOWITZ ,
but I do not know what family name Rav David of Novarodok went under
(if at all).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Searching for descendants of R' Arieh Leib of Kremnitz #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Several published geneaology sources have the Mahara"l's descendants
noted down to a father and son Rabbinical family of Kremenitz, a R'
Shmuel and his son Arieh leib during the 17-18th centuries. These
Rabbis were descendant of R' Naftali KATZ (a.k.a. The "Smichat
Chachamim" the name of the book he authored). Most of these sources
continue with an unnamed daughter who married a R' Shmuel of Rava
Ruska and their descendants.

According to several independent private family trees (never
published) Arieh Leib of Kremenitz had a daughter who married a R'
Yosef, who may have been a Rabbi of Breznitz (not Czeck). We are
descendant of this family. Two of the supposedly more well known
descendants of this R' Yosef, are a R' Yisrael of Ostrow and a
grandson Yosef , who married the daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
R' Aharon and Perel.

Does anyone on this forum have any details as to the identity of the
above Yosef and/or his wife (son-in-law and daughter of R' Arieh
Leib of Kremenitz)?

TIA

Moadim Lesimcha/ Happy succot/Chag Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Connection between R' Shmuel LANDAU and KANTOR/KANTOROVITZ of Karlin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a family oral tradition of being descendants of R' Chaim of
Volozhin. The tradition relates that my ancestress , Sarah Hinda
(SHATZ/KANTOR) was the link to R'Chaim.

Sarah Hinda , her father was a Shat"z in Karlin in the mid 19th cent.
so it is not sure if he /they were called Shat"z after his profession
or was their formal name. One scribbled note mentions Shmuel LANDAU,
who was a son-in-law of R' Itzaleh son of R'Chaim of Volozhin. There
is another scribbled note stating that Sarah Hinda was a descedant of
R' Chaim but giving no exact connection.

Two other family oral traditions are that Sarah Hinda was orphaned at
a young age and that R' Itzaleh "took" her to her Chupa (wedding). It
seems that Shmuel LANDAU and his wife (a daughter of R' Itzaleh) died
young, making the above case even stronger. A second "rumor" is that
the Rav of Yahud, R' Mordechai Gimple YAFFE, who's father had studied
in Volozhin, told one of my cousins that he knows that we are
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As this cousin has long deceased,
and this rumor also does not specify an exact link to R' Chaim.

May be the most well known families that are descendant with me and
through them came these "rumors" are R"chaim Dov KANTOR
(kANOTOROVITZ?) a well known early settler in Moshav Shfeya and nearby
Zichron Yacov, (he was the Mashgiach of the Yekev in Zichron and close
to Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK) and his son-in-law Nachum
WEISFISH (who was murdered by Arabs in the 1920s).

If anyone knows of the above and can confirm these family
traditions/rumors I would love to hear >from you. I would also
appreciate it if this e-mail could be passed on to a member of the
WEISFISH family who may be able to confirm the above details.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Decsendants of sister of Reb' Nachman of Breslev #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My late uncle told me that he was told by someone when he was a child
that he (we) was a direct descendant of Reb' Nachman of Breslev's
sister.

My chassidic ancestry includes descendancy >from the Mahara"l of
Prague, through R' Naftali KATZ, including an uncle who married the
daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz , Reb Aharon and Perel (she was a
descendant of the Karlin -Stolin dynasty).

Does the above hint to a connection to Reb' Nachman's sister. I know
that they were descendant of the Besh"t.

Shavua Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

List of Rabbis of Novarodok-before EPSTEIN #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone have a list of Rabbis who served in Novarodok before
R'Yechiel Michel EPSTEIN and if possible some biographical sketched of
each one?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Family tree of R' Chaim of Volozhin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone know of any published or unpublished work on the
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin, over and above the many published
sources that can be found?

We have a family tradition (that I want to confirm or disprove) that
we are direct descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin.

One of the more well known personalities in previous generations in
our family was Chaim Dov KANTOR who was born in Karlin (Pinsk) and
came as a child to Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) in the 1870s and
eventually became the Mashgiach (kosher supervisor) of the Carmel
Mizrachi winery in Zichron Yaacov, Israel, and lived in the Moshav
Shfeya, near Zichron. Chaim Dov's daughter was married to R' Nachum
WEISFISH (hy"d).

The above Chaim Dov was supposedly (he died many years before I was
born and I heard this >from his great grandchildren) one of the sources
for the tradition of our descendency >from R'Chaim of Volozhin.

According to correspondence in the past with Dr Neil Rosenstein, what
seems pretty definite is that Chaim Dov's brother-in-law, ROSTOVSKY,
was a great grandson of R' Chaim of Volozhin's brother, Shlomo Zalman
which may be the reason for our tradition that we are directly >from R'
Chaim himself.

Moadim Lesimcha

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Moshe of Kletzk-18th cent. #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

According to various published sources, there was a (Rabbi?) Moshe of
Kletzk who was the father of David, Rav (Rabbi) of Novarodok some 200+
years ago. He was a contemporary of Reb Chaim of Volozhin and had
some dealings with him. This David was also known for his sefer (book)
"Galia Mesechta" published by his son-in-law a Rabbi RABINOWITZ.

A handwritten very short and not detailed family tree, we are
descendant >from Rav David's brother (no name given) so I am searching
to find descendants of other children of Moshe of Kletzk to find if
actually we are related and to detail my maternal grandfather's
lineage.

The family name that we have gone by for generations is ABRAMOWITZ ,
but I do not know what family name Rav David of Novarodok went under
(if at all).

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Searching for descendants of R' Arieh Leib of Kremnitz #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Several published geneaology sources have the Mahara"l's descendants
noted down to a father and son Rabbinical family of Kremenitz, a R'
Shmuel and his son Arieh leib during the 17-18th centuries. These
Rabbis were descendant of R' Naftali KATZ (a.k.a. The "Smichat
Chachamim" the name of the book he authored). Most of these sources
continue with an unnamed daughter who married a R' Shmuel of Rava
Ruska and their descendants.

According to several independent private family trees (never
published) Arieh Leib of Kremenitz had a daughter who married a R'
Yosef, who may have been a Rabbi of Breznitz (not Czeck). We are
descendant of this family. Two of the supposedly more well known
descendants of this R' Yosef, are a R' Yisrael of Ostrow and a
grandson Yosef , who married the daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz,
R' Aharon and Perel.

Does anyone on this forum have any details as to the identity of the
above Yosef and/or his wife (son-in-law and daughter of R' Arieh
Leib of Kremenitz)?

TIA

Moadim Lesimcha/ Happy succot/Chag Sameach

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Connection between R' Shmuel LANDAU and KANTOR/KANTOROVITZ of Karlin #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

We have a family oral tradition of being descendants of R' Chaim of
Volozhin. The tradition relates that my ancestress , Sarah Hinda
(SHATZ/KANTOR) was the link to R'Chaim.

Sarah Hinda , her father was a Shat"z in Karlin in the mid 19th cent.
so it is not sure if he /they were called Shat"z after his profession
or was their formal name. One scribbled note mentions Shmuel LANDAU,
who was a son-in-law of R' Itzaleh son of R'Chaim of Volozhin. There
is another scribbled note stating that Sarah Hinda was a descedant of
R' Chaim but giving no exact connection.

Two other family oral traditions are that Sarah Hinda was orphaned at
a young age and that R' Itzaleh "took" her to her Chupa (wedding). It
seems that Shmuel LANDAU and his wife (a daughter of R' Itzaleh) died
young, making the above case even stronger. A second "rumor" is that
the Rav of Yahud, R' Mordechai Gimple YAFFE, who's father had studied
in Volozhin, told one of my cousins that he knows that we are
descendants of R' Chaim of Volozhin. As this cousin has long deceased,
and this rumor also does not specify an exact link to R' Chaim.

May be the most well known families that are descendant with me and
through them came these "rumors" are R"chaim Dov KANTOR
(kANOTOROVITZ?) a well known early settler in Moshav Shfeya and nearby
Zichron Yacov, (he was the Mashgiach of the Yekev in Zichron and close
to Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen KOOK) and his son-in-law Nachum
WEISFISH (who was murdered by Arabs in the 1920s).

If anyone knows of the above and can confirm these family
traditions/rumors I would love to hear >from you. I would also
appreciate it if this e-mail could be passed on to a member of the
WEISFISH family who may be able to confirm the above details.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Decsendants of sister of Reb' Nachman of Breslev #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

My late uncle told me that he was told by someone when he was a child
that he (we) was a direct descendant of Reb' Nachman of Breslev's
sister.

My chassidic ancestry includes descendancy >from the Mahara"l of
Prague, through R' Naftali KATZ, including an uncle who married the
daughter of the Admo"r of Lechowitz , Reb Aharon and Perel (she was a
descendant of the Karlin -Stolin dynasty).

Does the above hint to a connection to Reb' Nachman's sister. I know
that they were descendant of the Besh"t.

Shavua Tov

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic List of Rabbis of Novarodok-before EPSTEIN #rabbinic

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Does anyone have a list of Rabbis who served in Novarodok before
R'Yechiel Michel EPSTEIN and if possible some biographical sketched of
each one?

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

FERLEGER FERLEGIER #rabbinic

David Ferleger
 

Seeking any information on FERLEGER.
There was a Rabbi Eliezer Lipa FERLEGER (Szczecociny) and his son R
Yechiel Alter FERLEGER (Apt/ Opatow). And perhaps others.

In addition: R Eliezer died 1834. Have not found anything on his birth
or his parents. Any ideas or leads on that would be great

Thanks
David Ferleger

Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic FERLEGER FERLEGIER #rabbinic

David Ferleger
 

Seeking any information on FERLEGER.
There was a Rabbi Eliezer Lipa FERLEGER (Szczecociny) and his son R
Yechiel Alter FERLEGER (Apt/ Opatow). And perhaps others.

In addition: R Eliezer died 1834. Have not found anything on his birth
or his parents. Any ideas or leads on that would be great

Thanks
David Ferleger

question about long ago ancestor in Markt Berolzheim #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi Friends,
The farthest back ancestor on my maternal HERZ side we know on our
family tree (literally a tree drawn by my grandfather, Max LEVI whose
mother was Mathilde HERZ) was Joseph ben Benjamin. We don't know
anything about Joseph. That side of my family is >from Markt Berolzheim
as far back as we can go.

I received a judenmatrikel paper which indicates a Joseph HERZ, born in
1777 was a drawing teaching in Fuerth.

All the other people on the judenmatrikel paper were living in Markt
Berolzheim only this Joseph HERZ lived in Fuerth.

For those who are experts on German-Jewish history, is it possible that
my great-great-great-great grandfather, Joseph ben Benjamin was also
known as Joseph HERZ during his lifetime? (The other people my
grandfather wrote on the tree are written with last names ). Would it be
possible that a Jewish person that long ago who was born in Markt
Berolzheim would move to Fuerth to teach drawing? Was that an acceptable
trade/career for a Jewish person- both allowed and acceptable by the
Jewish community?

This Joseph HERZ on the paper, may not even be a relative of mine.

Our family tree does list two sons of Joseph ben Benjamin -
interestingly with two different last names. One has the name Emanuel
HERZ and the other Abraham AUERNHEIMER. On the Judenmatrikel paper I
just received >from a church in Markt Berolzheim one is listed as Emanuel
Joseph HERZ and the other Abraham Joseph AUERNHEIMER. But they are not
listed with Joseph Herz's protection number. Thanks so much.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@...

German SIG #Germany question about long ago ancestor in Markt Berolzheim #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hi Friends,
The farthest back ancestor on my maternal HERZ side we know on our
family tree (literally a tree drawn by my grandfather, Max LEVI whose
mother was Mathilde HERZ) was Joseph ben Benjamin. We don't know
anything about Joseph. That side of my family is >from Markt Berolzheim
as far back as we can go.

I received a judenmatrikel paper which indicates a Joseph HERZ, born in
1777 was a drawing teaching in Fuerth.

All the other people on the judenmatrikel paper were living in Markt
Berolzheim only this Joseph HERZ lived in Fuerth.

For those who are experts on German-Jewish history, is it possible that
my great-great-great-great grandfather, Joseph ben Benjamin was also
known as Joseph HERZ during his lifetime? (The other people my
grandfather wrote on the tree are written with last names ). Would it be
possible that a Jewish person that long ago who was born in Markt
Berolzheim would move to Fuerth to teach drawing? Was that an acceptable
trade/career for a Jewish person- both allowed and acceptable by the
Jewish community?

This Joseph HERZ on the paper, may not even be a relative of mine.

Our family tree does list two sons of Joseph ben Benjamin -
interestingly with two different last names. One has the name Emanuel
HERZ and the other Abraham AUERNHEIMER. On the Judenmatrikel paper I
just received >from a church in Markt Berolzheim one is listed as Emanuel
Joseph HERZ and the other Abraham Joseph AUERNHEIMER. But they are not
listed with Joseph Herz's protection number. Thanks so much.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@...

German/Austrian Jews in Croatia [Holocaust victims] #germany

Lande
 

The following website identifies Jews born in Germany and Austria who
perished/survived in Croatia in the 1940s,

http://www.cendo.hr/BAZAZrtava.aspx

I have constructed a small database of those Jews born in Berlin (27),
Hamburg (2), Frankfurt (1), Breslau (4), Munich (4), Vienna (107) and
Graz (9). The listing includes names, surnames, maiden names, given
names of fathers and year of birth. The fate of each person, i.e.
perished or survived, is given but it appears that some
of the information is contradictory - a person is shown as both perishing
and surviving.

I suggest that researchers go direct to the website but would be
happy to send my database to anyone who prefers this.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@...

German SIG #Germany German/Austrian Jews in Croatia [Holocaust victims] #germany

Lande
 

The following website identifies Jews born in Germany and Austria who
perished/survived in Croatia in the 1940s,

http://www.cendo.hr/BAZAZrtava.aspx

I have constructed a small database of those Jews born in Berlin (27),
Hamburg (2), Frankfurt (1), Breslau (4), Munich (4), Vienna (107) and
Graz (9). The listing includes names, surnames, maiden names, given
names of fathers and year of birth. The fate of each person, i.e.
perished or survived, is given but it appears that some
of the information is contradictory - a person is shown as both perishing
and surviving.

I suggest that researchers go direct to the website but would be
happy to send my database to anyone who prefers this.

Peter Lande Washington, D.C. pdlande@...

Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Mühringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis’ mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Daïnow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Inès Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)

Sephardic SIG #Sephardim Issue 121 of Genealo-J is published #sephardic

Georges Graner
 

Genealo-J, publication of the Jewish Genealogical Society of France,
Issue 121, Spring 2014 has just been published.

This issue contains genealogies >from Alsace, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Poland which proves how diverse are
the French Jews.

The first paper deals with the painter Francis Harburger (1905-1998) and
is written by his daughter Sylvie. Harburger is born in Oran (Algeria).
The name Harburger comes >from the Bavarian village Harburg that his
ancestors left in the middle of the 18th century first to Mühringen
(Bade-Wurtenberg) then to Soultz-sous-Forets in Alsace and finally to
Algeria around 1860. Francis’ mother Celestine Aboulker belongs to a
well-known Algerian family. Several women of this family were painters
or writers, among the first ones in Algeria. Francis Harburger painted
around 1600 works but many of them were stolen by the Nazis during WW2.

A paper by Georges Weill is devoted to Russian Jewish and socialist
physicians and lawyers in Geneva in the 20th century. Doctor Boris
Tschlenoff and the Dicker and Daïnow families were part of the Russian
Jewish students who went to Switzerland >from the 1880s onward to embark
upon university studies. Very popular for their human qualities, they
left their mark in odontology, medicine, law, chemistry, teaching, or
literature, where they often built a brilliant career. Basing on the
family tree, this article tries to trace their private, professional and
political paths, sometimes dramatic, between the Russian pogroms, the
anti-Semitism of the Swiss extreme-right party, the nazi massacres, the
persecutions of the Nationalists in Spain or the anti-Jewish laws of the
Vichy government.

The Kosciusko-Morizet family is well known in France. Recently Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, or NKM as she is often dubbed, was several times a
minister and tried unsuccessfully in 2014 to become mayor of Paris.
Although they sometimes claim to be related to the famous Polish patriot
Jozef Toma Kosciuszko (1743-1789), this claim is unfounded : the patriot
was a catholic whereas, as shown here by Max Plonovski, the ancestor of
NKM was a Jew >from Suwalki, formerly in Lithuania and now in Poland.
They settled in Paris in 1846, were cap makers in the Jewish quarter of
Paris, shed their blood for France during WW1, were resistant fighters
during WW2 and reached high political functions after the war.

Inès Charfeddine studied Tunisian rabbinical notary records (1865-1969)
written in the Judeo-Arabic 'maalaq' script kept in the Tunisian
National Archives. 305 records are presented here. They
come >from Jewish notaries of different cities, rabbinical registers and
commercial accounts. Their systematic scrutiny and counting will help to
know better the Tunisian Jewish minority during the
century before their ultimate departure.

Mathilde Tagger passed away on December 27, 2014. Her life and
considerable devotion to Jewish genealogy are recalled by Jeff Malka.
Just before her death she sent a paper which provides the list of
printed and manuscript sources that allow us to reconstruct the
rabbinical genealogies in Morocco.

Georges Graner (Paris-France)