What Is the Perushim Burial Society #general


ben-ari <yrcdi@...>
 

Prushim is a group of early Jerusalemites, who came to Israel >from eastern
Europe about 200 years ago. They were primarily followers of the Gr"a, the
Gaon of Vilna,who were ardent non (or anti) chassidim.

One of the major Burial societies in Jerusalem, if not the largest is the
society affiliated with this group. The family which runs the society is
called GELBSTEIN and the phone# is: 5384144 ( >from outside of Israel
you add 972-2-)

Yoni Ben-Ari, Efrat Israel

p.s. my father and most of my family were buried by this society

----- Original Message -----

Dear Cousins,

In 1916 my ancestor Greynem Grimovitch >from Slonim was buried in the Mount
of Olives cemetery. The Perushim Burial Society is mentioned. Can anyone
tell me about that society? Does it represent a town in the Pale? If so,
which one?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, Arizona


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 8/1/2005 1:53:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
sorlen@email.arizona.edu writes:

In 1916 my ancestor Greynem Grimovitch >from Slonim was buried in the Mount
of Olives cemetery. The Perushim Burial Society is mentioned. Can anyone
tell me about that society? Does it represent a town in the Pale? If so,
which one?

==Perushim is a Hebrew word, >from the root P-R-Sh (to separate or to
detatch) and means "those who [have] separated [>from the main community]." The
English transliteration in the New Testament for the original Perushim 2000 years
ago is Pharisees.

==In this case, I assume it refers to a Burial Society that split off >from
an existing burial society, or the burial society of a group that separated
from an existing congregation or community.
==It may be a unique name familiar today to those in the know, or it might
be one of any number of groups that may have split off >from existing
organizations

Michael Bernet, New York,


Steve Orlen
 

Dear Cousins,

In 1916 my ancestor Greynem Grimovitch >from Slonim was buried in the Mount
of Olives cemetery. The Perushim Burial Society is mentioned. Can anyone
tell me about that society? Does it represent a town in the Pale? If so,
which one?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, Arizona


Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
 

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 17:56:17 UTC, sorlen@email.arizona.edu (Steve
Orlen) opined:

Dear Cousins,

In 1916 my ancestor Greynem Grimovitch >from Slonim was buried in the Mount
of Olives cemetery. The Perushim Burial Society is mentioned. Can anyone
tell me about that society? Does it represent a town in the Pale? If so,
which one?

Best, Steve Orlen
Tucson, Arizona
"Perushim" means "Ascetics". This is the Hebrew word that is usually
translated into English as "Pharisees". Although the word in Christian
texts (and therefore in modern European languages) has a pejorative
connotation, that is a result of the Christian politics of the
beginning of the Christian era (a topic which has no place in tis
forum); there is no negative connotation to the Hebrew word.

Rabbinical Judaism is the surviving descendant of the Pharisaic party
of that era; all Jews today, save for the Karaim (a tiny group,
doubtfully Jewish, represented today in Israel and in Lithuania), are
effectively Pharisees. For this reason, calling a burial society
"Perushim" doesn't really distinguish it >from any other burial
society; only the founders know why they chose the name.

--
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"ben-ari" <yrcdi@netvision.net.il> wrote
Prushim is a group of early Jerusalemites, who came to Israel >from eastern
Europe about 200 years ago. They were primarily followers of the Gr"a,
the Gaon of Vilna,who were ardent non (or anti) chassidim.

One of the major Burial societies in Jerusalem, if not the largest is the
society affiliated with this group. The family which runs the society is
called GELBSTEIN and the phone# is: 5384144 ( >from outside of Israel
you add 972-2-)
See http://www.jewishgen.org/Rabbinic/infofiles/glossary.htm. They
corresponded to the Misnagdim in Europe, who were the opponents of the
Chasidim.

Nick Landau
London, UK

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Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
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LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)