Eric Friedman <radonc1970@...>
I've found out that the wife of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch
EISENSTADT, the author of "Gates of Repentence" (c.1836), was the
sister of my maternal great-great-great-great grandfather Yaakov
MATZ. I've traced the MATZ family to Kovno and Utena.
I don't know the name of Rabbi EISENSTADT's wife.
I'd like to know if anyone has researched the ancestry of Rabbi
EISENSTADT's family, and if so, if they've researched the ancestry
of his wife (who may have had the surname MATZ, JAFFE, RABINOWITZ,
or no surname at all).
The only information I have regarding the ancestry of Rabbi
EISENSTADT's wife is that her father's surname might have been
JAFFE, and that one of her brothers might have been named Mordechai
JAFFE, and another brother might have taken the surname RABINOWITZ.
Thanks so much!
Assaf Urieli <assaf@...>
On 2006.04.18, Eric Friedman <radonc1970@...> wrote:
I've found out that the Wife of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch EISENSTADT,Dear Eric Friedman,
I have a family tree (in Dorotree version) >from one of my mother's
cousins which seems to correspond exactly to much of the information
in your e-mail. Most of the information in this family tree is in
Hebrew, so my transliterations may not be exact.
However, I cannot find any mention of Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Hirsch
Basically, this is what I have:
* Rabbi Dov-Ber Turitser JAFFE or YAFFE (1783-1828) was the father
of four sons and three daughters.
* He is the sixth generation descendent of a great rabbi, Mordekhai
ben Abraham JAFFE, Ba'al ha Levoushim.
* He was rabbi in Kerlits (?) and was known also as Bar Kerlitser.
His children were:
- Rabbi Yoseph Yehoshua *RABINOVITCH*(1846-1932), my own great-
great-great grandfather, who changed his name to RABINOVITCH to
avoid being conscripted into the Russian army (not sure why this
- Rabbi Chaim Zalman JAFFE (?-1890)
- Rabbi *Yaakov MATZ* (presumably your maternal great-great-great-
great grandfather) - he had a few sons, one of whom was called
Shneyer - I have a bit of info about Shneyer's sons as well
- Rabbi *Mordekhai Gimpl JAFFE*(I have quite a bit of info about
- Miriam JAFFE, married Yona LORIAH (?)
- Batya Frida JAFFE, married Rabbi Ezriel Ab'd of Rezhitsa (first
husband). Married Nahum haCohen Kook of Lublin (2nd husband). She
was the grandmother of haRav KOOK, first chief Ashkenazi rabbi in
the British Mandate of Palestine
- ? (daughter) JAFFE, married Nathan Nate LORIAH
I'll try to collect all of the information I have into a document I
can send you.
Please send on any information you have.
RABINOVITCH: Mariampol (Marijampole, Lithuania); JAFFE/YAFFE: Prague
(Praha, Czech Republic), Karelichy (Belarus), Turets (Belarus);
MEVSOS: Mariampol (Marijampole, Lithuania); YOSELOVITCH: Shavl
(Siauliai, Lithuania), Mazheik (Mazeikiai); SCHUTZ or SCHULTZ: Shavl
(Siauliai, Lithuania), South Africa; ABRAMOV: Ange/Anje (Dagestan),
Petah Tikva (Israel); SVATITSKY: Petah Tikva (Israel);