Rabbis in Belarus #belarus
After finally discovering the names of my maternal Grandparents, from
Svarycewicze,[near Pinsk], Belarus. I have been unable to go back any
further. My Mother said that her Grandfather was a Rabbi, but not which
Grandfather ! Her parents' names were : Shaindle MODACK and Isaac DRYZUN.My
question to the group is : Does anyone know of a book , or list of Rabbis
in Belarus, covering the time-period
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
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of Rabbis >from Russia. Check out the SIG message archives. Also check
out <http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/deych.htm>, Jewish Religious
Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854. There were two people listed
with the name DREIZIN. This database is linked on the Belarus SIG website
as well as the JewishGen website. Both sites have valuable information
in help researchers and I urge those of you who haven't explored the
various links to those sites to do so at once.
Evelyn Doberstein wrote:
My question to the group is : Does anyone know of a book , or list of
I am holding a book LATTER DAY LEADERS SAGES AND SCHOLARS, it is a
bibliographical Index. I was trying to find both of your ancestors by their
surname or first name. The result is none. If you know the town they lived
I'll be able to tell you who was the Rabbi there at that time. They probably
were not associated with the major synagogue and that is why they are not
mentioned there. But if you know the town and I find the Rabbi you'll have a
chance to continue your search through some other sources.
Looking for Libkind (Gorky, Vitebsk, Mogilev, Ekaterinoslav)
Maribel Beas <maribelb@...>
I have a relative >from Polatsk who was a rabbi. Perhaps there were others. The last name is
Barcan (Bar-Cohen), or Barkan. Please let me know how I can seek information, or if you have
access to checking the book.
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Irene Kudish wrote:
I am holding a book LATTER DAY LEADERS SAGES AND SCHOLARS, it is aMODERATOR NOTE: Please use private e-mail when requesting "look ups" from
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I just happened to see the note >from David Barcan and it jogged my memory. I
have a friend whose last name is Libarkin. Since there was not an e-mail
address I wonder if it is possible to get his e-mail >from the list so I can
relay the message. Perhaps he is related to my friend Morton and I could put
him in touch. Mort once told me his name came >from the name BarCohen.
Bonnie Mogelever Pollack
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David Barcan wrote:
I have a relative >from Polatsk who was a rabbi. Perhaps there were others.The last name is
Barcan (Bar-Cohen), or Barkan. Please let me know how I can seekinformation, or if you have
access to checking the book.The name Bar-Kohen,the first name is Eliezer, >from Polotsk (died in 1893) -
the information about this rabbi is in the book NACHLAT AVOT by LEVI
OWCHINSKI, Vilna, 1894, page 25. There are biographical notes and stories. I
do not have thisok at home. It might be in the library. Good luck
Could you please search for my great grand grandfather Naftali Gertz Raskin, who lived between 1840-1920 in Hotimsk, mogilev?
I would appreciate if you could look up my great great grandfather in your book " LATTER DAY LEADERS SAGES AND SCHOLARS" as noted in JewishGen. The family lore is that he was a Rabbi in the Russian Empire but I have no evidence of that. His name was Itzchak Vaskovych, with his given name sometimes listed as Itska. The town he was from might possibly be Dukora (now in Belarus), but he might be found in the Minsk vicinity. He was born around 1845 is all I know and possibly visited the USA in 1900 and/ or in the early 1900's. Also, he possibly could have changed his surname to Waskovitch or Moskovich.
Thanks very much. By the way your private email was not working.