The Pinkas (record book) of the Brody Beth Din #poland

Carol Jean Weightman

Has anyone had experience of using the Pinkas of the Brody Beth Din?

The manuscript has been digitised and is available from the National Library of Israel’s KTIV website. It is also available on the website of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York.

The copy I have from New York is very clear but in a language I do not recognise - possibly an older style of Hebrew writing.

There is a partial name index at the end of the volume - page 92 to page 104.

To the left of each entry in this index is a three-digit number which probably relates to the full entry at the front of the volume.

I am looking for records of the Reisfeld and Lewin families:

Rabbi Asher Zelig REISFELD, born around 1795

Rabbi Asher’s son Chaskel Abraham REISFELD, born 8 November 1815, married to Chaie Mosczisker, born around 1815

Hersch Naphtali Löwe / LEWIN, born around 1784

Hersch Naphtali’s son Naphtola Löwe / LEWIN, born around 1811

I wonder if any of these names appear in the index?

I would welcome help from anyone who is able to read the Pinkas.

Best wishes
Carol Jean Weightman