NAEH/ASHCANASI of Yerushalayim #rabbinic
On 2002.07.09, G. Kozlovsky <email@example.com> wrote:
Rabbi Avraham C. NAEH [...] the Rav of the Bucharian Jews and anTo begin with the name ASHCANASI is probably the more familiar and
well recognized name ASHKENAZI.
As for the name NAEH, there are numerous listings in the Hebrew book
"Sefer Ha'Tza'A'Tzaim" by Halperin "Book of the Descendants of R'
Shneur Zalman Of Liady"
While I do not see the name "Rabbi Avraham C. NAEH" in the index, it
does not mean that it is not in the book.
Some of the names I did see are Ahuva, Aharon, Eliezer, Elchanan,
Devorah, Hadassa, Chana, Yosef Yitzchok, Michal, Moshe, Shalom,
Shlomo, Tzipora, Rivka, Esther; all with the family name NAEH.
I have been looking into my own family and neglected my husband's
side. Rabbi Avraham C. NAEH >from what my husband has told me, was the
Rav of the Bucharian Jews and an author of quite a few s'forim on the
halachik measurements in many areas. I was told that he traces his
roots to the daughters of one of the Tzemach Tzedek.
Anyone out there familiar with the family history? There are quite a
few cousins in Israel. I do know that I had read and was told that he
was a friend and worked with Rav Yosef Chayim Sonnenfeld. I would like
to know any stories or information having to do with him other than
the ones in the book "The Heavenly City."
I would also like to know why and when he used the last name
ASHCANASIE (probably not the correct spelling.)
A very distantly related person met us and told us that the family was
traced to either Portugal or Spain. How they did that I would love to
know and >from further up they could trace to the House of Dovid- thrue
the Tzemach Tzedek . Anyone ???