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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Siddur published by Yaacov Meir GORODINSKY-mid to late 1800's #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Yaacov Meir GORODINSKY of Minsk (born in Mogilno
near Minsk, 1834-1917, appointed moreh tzedek for Minsk in 1880)
published a prayer book that I would like to find a copy of. I quote
from Zalman Shazar's autobiography (Morning Stars) pg. 54 "... the
unique Siddur prepared for the press by Reb Jacob Meir of Minsk, a
saintly Mitnaged who was deeply disturbed by the tought that the Holy
Name was liable to be desecrated whenever a page of an ordinary Siddur
fell on the floor. Very carefully, therefore, he had set out pages of a
Siddur where the letters of the Name were scattered and printed on a
slant so that even if the page became loose and dropped out there would
be no desecration." Family legend has it that it caused a sensation when
my great-grandfather visited the Lubavitch rabbi in Lubavitch in
connection with the printing of this prayer book.
Any suggestions for book-sellers or libraries (have checked some of
the obvious libraries and no luck)?

Jonina Duker

Siddur published by Yaacov Meir GORODINSKY-mid to late 1800's #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>
 

My great-grandfather, Yaacov Meir GORODINSKY of Minsk (born in Mogilno
near Minsk, 1834-1917, appointed moreh tzedek for Minsk in 1880)
published a prayer book that I would like to find a copy of. I quote
from Zalman Shazar's autobiography (Morning Stars) pg. 54 "... the
unique Siddur prepared for the press by Reb Jacob Meir of Minsk, a
saintly Mitnaged who was deeply disturbed by the tought that the Holy
Name was liable to be desecrated whenever a page of an ordinary Siddur
fell on the floor. Very carefully, therefore, he had set out pages of a
Siddur where the letters of the Name were scattered and printed on a
slant so that even if the page became loose and dropped out there would
be no desecration." Family legend has it that it caused a sensation when
my great-grandfather visited the Lubavitch rabbi in Lubavitch in
connection with the printing of this prayer book.
Any suggestions for book-sellers or libraries (have checked some of
the obvious libraries and no luck)?

Jonina Duker

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Three 1st names or two last names? #general

SandraLa <sandrala@...>
 

Would anyone know why my ggfather's name on his Russian 1907 passport is Shimel Yudel BERKO/BERKOFF/BERKOW GLESER, depending on the page, Russian, German, or French? His home is listed as Souvainichki, Kovna Gubernia, and he was going to Kobenenon. His title was a Burgher or Bourjoise, which I understand means that he wasn't a serf.

I have seen the name BERKO as a first or last name and curious about it's origin, and also the meaning of the name GLESER or GLAZER I don't think it means a person who makes glass, so what could the meaning be?

Sandra Glazer Lake
Bellevue, WA

searching:-GLESER/GLAZER/PENKIN/SWETT/CHMELNITSKY/POGRIBITSKY
Shtetles: Skopichok/Souvainichok/Novarkrainka/Nickolaiyav

Three 1st names or two last names? #general

SandraLa <sandrala@...>
 

Would anyone know why my ggfather's name on his Russian 1907 passport is Shimel Yudel BERKO/BERKOFF/BERKOW GLESER, depending on the page, Russian, German, or French? His home is listed as Souvainichki, Kovna Gubernia, and he was going to Kobenenon. His title was a Burgher or Bourjoise, which I understand means that he wasn't a serf.

I have seen the name BERKO as a first or last name and curious about it's origin, and also the meaning of the name GLESER or GLAZER I don't think it means a person who makes glass, so what could the meaning be?

Sandra Glazer Lake
Bellevue, WA

searching:-GLESER/GLAZER/PENKIN/SWETT/CHMELNITSKY/POGRIBITSKY
Shtetles: Skopichok/Souvainichok/Novarkrainka/Nickolaiyav

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Israeli Given Names--What Gender? #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Concerning a posting asking for genders and formal first names associated
with Israeli names, Simon Barak <simonb@...> replied:
... Snipped ....
Uzi: male (means "brave")
Zachi: male, diminutive of Itshak=isaac
I wish to offer a different opinion. As far as I am aware Zahci is usually
short for Zecharia. Uzi is a shortening for Uziel (G-d is my strength).

"Aiz" (pointed with a Zereh) is the adjective used for "brave".
If someone wanted to say "my strength", without mentioning G-d, he would
say "Ozi" (with a Cholon and not Shurak), "Uzi" in itself is not a word
or an official name, but a diminutive of Uziel, even for secular Israelis.

--
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

Re: Israeli Given Names--What Gender? #general

David Ziants <davidz@...>
 

Concerning a posting asking for genders and formal first names associated
with Israeli names, Simon Barak <simonb@...> replied:
... Snipped ....
Uzi: male (means "brave")
Zachi: male, diminutive of Itshak=isaac
I wish to offer a different opinion. As far as I am aware Zahci is usually
short for Zecharia. Uzi is a shortening for Uziel (G-d is my strength).

"Aiz" (pointed with a Zereh) is the adjective used for "brave".
If someone wanted to say "my strength", without mentioning G-d, he would
say "Ozi" (with a Cholon and not Shurak), "Uzi" in itself is not a word
or an official name, but a diminutive of Uziel, even for secular Israelis.

--
David Ziants
Ma'aleh Adumim, Israel

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Esta MILGRAM #general

phil kornstein <beltsy@...>
 

Trying to locate long-lost cousins Esta MILGRAM (maiden name)and brother
whose name I can't remember. Esta is probably in her 70s now. Parents were
Max & Jenny? Milgram. Last time I saw them was in late 1930s in Dorchester,
MA.

If you have any info, please respond privately. Thank you.

Phil Kornstein
LA, CA

Searching: Esta MILGRAM #general

phil kornstein <beltsy@...>
 

Trying to locate long-lost cousins Esta MILGRAM (maiden name)and brother
whose name I can't remember. Esta is probably in her 70s now. Parents were
Max & Jenny? Milgram. Last time I saw them was in late 1930s in Dorchester,
MA.

If you have any info, please respond privately. Thank you.

Phil Kornstein
LA, CA

Hungary SIG #Hungary Synagogues and Jewish Sites in Budapest #hungary

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

In order to see the sights and sounds of Eastern Europe and to check on
record sources and archives, I will be visiting Hungary, Poland and
several other countries. Because I am a musician, I will make this into
a concert tour, with performances of Jewish-inspired classical music in
Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Prague, Lodz, and Warsaw. Most of my
concert venues are set, but I am blank on Hungary. Does anyone know of
places I can contact in Budapest, to set up concerts (synagogues, etc.)?

Daniel Kazez / Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Ohio
kazez@...://www.cello.org/cnc/jewish.htm

researching:
Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO

Hungary SIG #Hungary Another Success Story #hungary

Momteller@...
 

Hi all,
Thank you to Louis Schonfeld, again, who put me in touch with a woman in NY
who emigrated to the STates after the war >from the town of Teglas. It turned
out she is my grandmother's cousin's daughter (her grandmother and my great-
grandfather were siblings)--too complicated. Her name and those of her
siblings appeared on a Labor Battalion list of deportees I had and we thought
all had perished. This is a big family coming >from the Rosenfelds (my side)
and the Paneths. Thank you Louis. She even told me stories about my great-
grandfather, the assistant to the "graf".
Susan Stone

Synagogues and Jewish Sites in Budapest #hungary

Daniel Kazez <dkazez@...>
 

In order to see the sights and sounds of Eastern Europe and to check on
record sources and archives, I will be visiting Hungary, Poland and
several other countries. Because I am a musician, I will make this into
a concert tour, with performances of Jewish-inspired classical music in
Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Prague, Lodz, and Warsaw. Most of my
concert venues are set, but I am blank on Hungary. Does anyone know of
places I can contact in Budapest, to set up concerts (synagogues, etc.)?

Daniel Kazez / Professor of Music / Wittenberg University / Ohio
kazez@...://www.cello.org/cnc/jewish.htm

researching:
Ashkenazic--OBERMAN, TALMAN, ENGLANDER, LISS, KEIFER
Sephardic--KAZEZ, ALHADEFF, FRESKO

Another Success Story #hungary

Momteller@...
 

Hi all,
Thank you to Louis Schonfeld, again, who put me in touch with a woman in NY
who emigrated to the STates after the war >from the town of Teglas. It turned
out she is my grandmother's cousin's daughter (her grandmother and my great-
grandfather were siblings)--too complicated. Her name and those of her
siblings appeared on a Labor Battalion list of deportees I had and we thought
all had perished. This is a big family coming >from the Rosenfelds (my side)
and the Paneths. Thank you Louis. She even told me stories about my great-
grandfather, the assistant to the "graf".
Susan Stone

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: Morritz JARRY (CHARI) in Brooklyn, 1920-25 #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Hi,

I am looking for the descendants of Morritz JARRY (or CHARRY, or CHARI,
or JARI) on behalf of my aunt. As far as she knows, Morritz JARRY was
her uncle and came to Brooklyn between 1920-1925 approx.

If there is any of his sons or grandsons, and wants to resume contact
with the SouthAmerican branch of the family, my aunt Ana (nee CHARI)
PLOTNIK will be glad.

Thanks.

Mario Schejtman
Jerusalem, Israel

Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: R. Lebovitz of Csap #hungary

Mehadrin@...
 

Yitzchak Zvi Lebovitz was rabbi of NagyKevesd in 1902 and in 1912 became rabbi
of Csap. His book SHuchan Ha'Ezer is a minor classic, and is still used as an
anthology on marriage related questions, and is in print. I think the
introduction etc. may yield some biographical information. His son was married
to the daughter of Asher ANshel Katz of Serdahely (I have spelled that wrongly
but cannot remember the correct spelling), I believe that they all were killed
in the Holocaust, but think that her brothers survived and one of them is a
rabbi in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Otsar Harabonim and Shem Hagedolim Me'Eretz
Hagar will shed more light.
Rabbi A. MArmorstein

Searching: Morritz JARRY (CHARI) in Brooklyn, 1920-25 #general

M Schejtman <mario_m@...>
 

Hi,

I am looking for the descendants of Morritz JARRY (or CHARRY, or CHARI,
or JARI) on behalf of my aunt. As far as she knows, Morritz JARRY was
her uncle and came to Brooklyn between 1920-1925 approx.

If there is any of his sons or grandsons, and wants to resume contact
with the SouthAmerican branch of the family, my aunt Ana (nee CHARI)
PLOTNIK will be glad.

Thanks.

Mario Schejtman
Jerusalem, Israel

Re: R. Lebovitz of Csap #hungary

Mehadrin@...
 

Yitzchak Zvi Lebovitz was rabbi of NagyKevesd in 1902 and in 1912 became rabbi
of Csap. His book SHuchan Ha'Ezer is a minor classic, and is still used as an
anthology on marriage related questions, and is in print. I think the
introduction etc. may yield some biographical information. His son was married
to the daughter of Asher ANshel Katz of Serdahely (I have spelled that wrongly
but cannot remember the correct spelling), I believe that they all were killed
in the Holocaust, but think that her brothers survived and one of them is a
rabbi in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Otsar Harabonim and Shem Hagedolim Me'Eretz
Hagar will shed more light.
Rabbi A. MArmorstein

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MARKS & MICHAELSON #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Esther (nee MARKS) m. Joe(?) MICHAELSON; children: Cyril, Sylvia

Please reply privately.

Gail Copeland
Thornhill, ON Canada

Searching: MARKS & MICHAELSON #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Esther (nee MARKS) m. Joe(?) MICHAELSON; children: Cyril, Sylvia

Please reply privately.

Gail Copeland
Thornhill, ON Canada

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Searching: MARKS & HARRIS #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Sadie (nee MARKS) m. Sid HARRIS; children: Stanley

Reply privately. See also my JGFF listings

Gail Copeland
Thornhill, ON Canada

Searching: MARKS & HARRIS #general

Gailcopela@...
 

Sadie (nee MARKS) m. Sid HARRIS; children: Stanley

Reply privately. See also my JGFF listings

Gail Copeland
Thornhill, ON Canada