Kazyonner (State Approved) Rabbi #general
Having discovered that I had one great-great-great-grandfather who was
classified as the "kazyonner rabbiner" of the town of Dabrowa-Byalistocka
near Grodno in the late 19th century, I was wondering what exactly the word
"kazyonner" means and how a person who has that status differs >from any
rabbis who did not have it.
He must have had that status >from the 1840s or 1850s and died early in the
20th century before the birth of a relative in 1913 who was named for him.
His name was Rabbi Yechiel Michel Olyan and must have been born in Dabrowa
around 1835. Although I have been able to trace Olyans >from there aside >from
my family, we have not been able to establish the family links.
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Having discovered that I had one great-great-great-grandfather who wasIt seems to be a toponym,
[or the translator here is at fault]:
"... Meir Epstein (the son of the “rabbi of Kazion”) ..."
Kadzino [Russia, Poland],
near the border with Belarus, 40 miles SW of Smolensk
Jewish Population in 1900: 603
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David Goldman wrote:
Having discovered that I had one great-great-great-grandfather who was(...)
Actually rebe title was known "Kazionyy Ravvin", and this identifid a
person that was paid for his services (eg upkeeping of a vital records)
by KAZNA (Russian for a Treasury Department)