ZEITLIN/LIPKIN information #ukraine


Paula Zeitlin <theziti@...>
 

My husband's grandparents, Joseph ZEITLIN (b. about 1871)and Bluma
LIPKIN ZEITLIN (b. about 1875), immigrated to the Chicago area >from
Cherhigov/ Chernihiv in 1891 and 1893 respectively.

1.>from their gravestones, (in the Hebrew) we recently learned that
Joseph's full name was Eliazar Joseph, son of Avraham Lev
(ZEITLIN). It is possible that Joseph was >from Moghilev or Mstislaw
in Belarus, but his oldest son was born in Berezni.

Any information on Avraham Lev ZEITLIN would be appreciated.


2. We would like help in clarifying Bluma's headstone information.
In Hebrew she is listed as daughter of Rav/Rabbi Shmerl followed by
the words "ha Cohen" in smaller letters. We would appreciate an
explanation of this--is it an honorific, or was her father a rabbi?

We know that her family name was LIPKIN, as her brother Sender/Sam
LIPKIN also immigrated to Chicago, but on ship manifest lists his
last residence Chaslowitz.

Any additional information on Shmerl (possibly Shmerel, Shemarya)
LIPKIN would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Paula Zeitlin
Newton, MA

ZEITLIN (Chernihiv, Chernigov, Belarus: Moghlev, Mstislaw) LIPKIN
(Chernigov, Chernihiv. Berezni, Borzni, Chaslowitz?)
STERNSHEIN, WOLOVITCH. TIMENOW, David and Ida SHAPIRO


LAURA SCHNEIDER <lauraruth@...>
 

Hi Paula:

Yes, KOHEN has a separate status in religion. In the Jewish religion you
have: KOHEN, LEVI, ISRAELI. Is transmitted >from father to the first son.
There are rules they have to follow and are very strict and they are called
to make the blessings when the Torah is read. Kohen are direct descendents
from Aaron brother of Moses. You can also search as the Kohen gene which a
Kohen (most of them) carry. There are several studies on it and with a very
high probability of carrying the gene.

You can read more on the following link:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/9849/tribe.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohen


My greatgranfather was a Kohen too and had it written on his grave also as
the Ha Kohen (find attached) .

Is very helpful in genealogy. For example when I search for my Schneider
surname (which there are many around the world) I ask 3 things: is your
Schneider Jewish? And is he a Kohen? Are they >from Russia or Ukraine? For me
if the answers are yes, then I keep tracing on that line, otherwise I
discard.

Regards,

Laura


Alan Shuchat
 

Paula Zeitlin asks

2. We would like help in clarifying Bluma's headstone information.
In Hebrew she is listed as daughter of Rav/Rabbi Shmerl followed by
the words "ha Cohen" in smaller letters. We would appreciate an
explanation of this--is it an honorific, or was her father a rabbi?
"ha-kohen" means that Shmerl is a descendant of the Temple priests,
the Kohanim. The first Torah reading in the synagogue is
traditionally given to such a person and the second to someone ("ha-
levi") who is a descendant of the Levites, who assisted the Kohanim.

Alan Shuchat, Newton, Mass.
ahs613 at gmail dot com

SHUCHAT (Talnoye, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka),
Tavrig, Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoye), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
SILVERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)