Sunday, March 29, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

1903-1919 ODESSA: STUDENTS OF THE GIRSCH-BRAMM WOMEN’S PRIVATE GYMNASIUM

1903-1919 ODESSA: STUDENTS OF THE GIRSCH-BRAMM WOMEN’S PRIVATE GYMNASIUM
(DAOO F.51; 1,2)
There is no other information about these individuals!! Names appear on a list, as is.

NAMES
 1.Alamakhin/Alamahin Z.
 2.Aga S.
 3.Berman Kh. D.
 4.Blugerman R.
 5.Blugerman Ts.
 6.Baranenko A.I.
 7.Borisov V.S.
 8.Brainin L.
 9.Broze M.
10.Baisman K.
11.Bais S.
12. Galchuk
13.Gelman Z.
14.Gershengorn E.
15.Gershkovich D.
16.Gekht M.
17.Goldshtein L.A.
18.Goroshnik R. ?.
19.Grotovskaya S.
20.Gurevich M.
21.Darazhner R.S.
22.Dekhter S.
23.Diordienko O.
24. Doktorovich A. Ya.
25.Dukarskaya Ester Zlata
26.Dunaevskaya B.I.
27. Zak S.
28.Zeylinger S.V.
29. Kasimov O.
30. Kaufman Kh.
31.Kigler E.
32.Kirilovskaya W.
33.Kovalevskaya V.
34.Kurlov M.
35.Kursumji M.N.
36.Langenbakh I.V.
37.Levinshteyn N.
38.Leshchinskaya A.
39.Liberman A.F.

40.Livshits D.
41.Limonov P.F.
42.Lindstrem Z.
43.Listkov N.
44.Luchinskaya O.
45.Martinyuk
46.Matveev M.
47.Milovanov A.
48.Mitler E.
49.Nemirovskaya Kh.
50.Olshinepkaya T.
51.Pavlenko V.
52.Panaioti E.V.
53.Pans L.
54.Pevneva L.
55.Petrovskaya M.
56.Pivman F. Yu.
57.Rabinovich B.
58.Ray Ts.
59. Rozental R.A.
60.Rubinshteyn Z. Kh.
61.Sakov F.Ts.
62.Serebrennikov L.V.
63.Smertenko M.
64.Smertenko P.
65.Snisarenko
66.Stolyar Kh.
67.Streltsova M.
68.Tatur P.
69.Toropova A
70. Ferber F.
71.Filyurina B.
72.Finkelshteyn A.
73.Tsimmelzon L. A.
74.Chertkov M.
75.Shapovalenko P.
76.Shishkin E.M.
77.Shlugleyt R.
78.Yudina E.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Passover 2020: NEW RULES

A little humor to lighten up these dark days!!

PASSOVER. THIS YEAR.......

So that you are prepared, I want to let you know about some changes in the Passover 2020 celebration:
1. To maintain social distancing, only two people will be allowed to attend at a time, and I will be metering entry. I will be sending a Google doc so that you can sign up for your preferred portion of the seder in 15 minute shifts: 
The Four Questions; 
The Four Kinds of Children, 
Dayenu, 
The 10 Plagues, 
Elijah and the Afikomen. 
I anticipate a lot of interest in the Plagues section so I will have to make some hard choices. (NOTE: if you have children under 5 who can only attend with their parents, as long as they are entirely wrapped in plastic, you can bring them; no need to sign them up).

2. Some Seder practices and traditions will have to be modified. For example, the family style servings of haroset, matzoh, horseradish, and salt water will have to go. Each guest will receive a pre-packaged box of the essential ceremonial items plus a bowl of matzoh ball soup. You should be able to cry your own salt water tears.

3. The ceremonial hand washing, however, will be emphasized. Everybody will wash their hands every five minutes.

4. I inquired with the Almighty about the four glasses of wine limit and proposed raising it to eight. She said no problem at all. So there's that.

5. Elijah has advised that due to COVID-19 restrictions in his own organization, he will not be able to attend in person. He is learning how to use Zoom (like the rest of us) and we are hopeful that he will be up to speed by then.

6. The 10 Plagues section will be modified to focus on the one obvious plague. The other plagues don't seem that relevant. The kids are hard at work making custom COVID-19 plague masks. The design will be reminiscent of a dog cone. The good news is that they won't mess up your hair! (And we are obviously not sticking our pinkies in our wine and placing drops on our plate and then drinking the wine!!)

7. For the Afikomen, I have determined that having children with grubby hands engage in a hunt all over the house for a small piece of matzah split between all the guests will not work. We will conduct the Afikomen ceremony ahead of time wearing our N-95 masks and gloves and apportion it in separately wrapped pieces.

I thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Dayenu!

1921 BELARUS: JEWS IN TUROV (#1)

1921 BELARUS: JEWS IN TUROV (#1)
“Jews in Turov: History of a Shtetl….”, Leonid Smilovitsky

p. 707
List of Turov Merchants & Craftsmen Who Didn’t Have Employees as of Dec. 24,  1921
(ZGA in Mozyr, F.293, Op. 1, d. 61, pp. 2-3)

NAME
PLACE
PROFESSION
Ayzinberg David
Pererov
Miller
Bashkov Shevel
Blacksmith
Burman Osher
Market square
Potatoes
Vager Meir
Turov
Shoemaker
Vager Mendel

Garbar Movsha

Potter
Glozman Elya
Turov
Shoemaker
Goberman Itsko
Storozhovtsy
Miller
Golovey Shloma
Turov
Grenader Abram
Tailor
Grenader Girsh

Tinsmith
Dakhmosh David
Turov
Blacksmith
Zapesotskiy Yudel

Shoemaker
Komar Boruch
Pererov
Tailor
Komar Yesel/Esel
Komar Fayvel
Korobochko Mordukh
Turov
Kundo Monya
Potter
Lamosh Gerasim
Pererov
Shoemaker
Levkovets Vasiliy
Pererovsky Mlynok (village)
Miller
Muravchik Abram
Pererov
Tailor
Olshanskiy Nison
Turov
Blacksmith
Tabachnik Malka
Hatter
Torushkin Movsha
Pererov
Blacksmith
Fedorov Stepan
Shoemaker
Freylakhmesh Rokhlya
Market square
Potter
Fuksman Klara
Turov
Shifman Leyzer
Shoemaker
Shlyapnikov Abram
Tailor
Shnaydman Borukh
Market square
Potter
Shnaydman Movsha
Turov
Tailor
Shusterman Rivka
Potter

Saturday, March 21, 2020

INDIA & ITS JEWS--Those Who Emigrated from India to Israel

INDIA AND ITS JEWS--Those Who Emigrated from India to Israel

The Emigration Of: 
1.The Bnei Menashe (one of the lost tribes of Israel)
Check out some of the interesting videos & other information, documenting the transition of the Bnei Menashe (a group claiming descent from one of the 12 tribes of Israel, Menassah,) from India to Israel:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJFv71pespo  (Legends of the Lost Tribes—Manasseh)


2.The Bnei Israel:
     Jews of Mumbai (Bombay)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbbPzh2YWT0  (Legends of the Lost Tribes—Bene Israel)


3.The Cochin (Kerala) Jews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPovluH4gho  (video: Cochin Jews in Israel)


Stuck in the house because of the Corona virus?? Here’s an oldie (but goodie) novel of Victorian India: a Jewish family, murder, and the opium trade by Gay Courter:   Flowers in the Blood   https://www.amazon.com/Flowers-Blood-Gay-Courter/dp/0525248978  (there is a Kindle edition)--Enjoy!!