Family name of Rabbi David ben Moshe of Kletzk-Rav of Novarodok 19th cent. #rabbinic #names

Yonatan Ben-Ari

Searching for family name of Rabbi David, ben (son of) Moshe of
Kletzk. David was the Rav of Novarodok during most of the 19th
century. His son, Moshe, who died young (age 30) adopted the name
HOROWITZ as per his father-in-law's name (of Minsk). David's father
was not R' Moshe EISENSTAT of Kletzk.

The possibility that he didn't have a family name is strange since his
father's contempory, Moshe of Kletzk had a name-EISENSTAT and the
Rabbis of Novarodok before and after him did have.

I would also appreciate knowing about other children of his father (Moshe).


Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

Richard Gilbert

Hi Yoni,

I too have family that came from Kletzk and finally took the bull by the horns and paid for a researcher to do some research in the Minsk archives. I would suggest you do the same. Despite myths circulating that records were destroyed my researcher found around 50 records or so relating to members of my family. That may be the only way you will find what you are looking for.

Kind regards,

Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England