Monday, February 8, 2016

Kraut, Saaz, Milner, Urken, Rosenthal, Finkle Families


From L. Marc Zell (of Tekoa). a distant cousin.
The entire document is 26 pages long. Shortened, you will find family names” Kraut, Saaz, Milner, Urken, Rosenthal, Finkle, etc.   Richard notes that there is a mistake in the listings.   Richard's father died in 1987, not 1987.

Descendent list of Eli (ahu) Scholnick (Senzhal/Senfal)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Unknown Robbins (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Rebecca (Reba) Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nathan ("Naftali") Rosenthal (1882-1952)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Ida Milner (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Maurice Milton "Sharkey" Rosenthal (1920-1 March 2006)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Beverly Unknown (1927-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Jane Rosenthal (26 October 1950-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Marc Schorr (20 December 1948-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Seth Schorr (3 January 1977-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Courtney Schorr (28 February 1979-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Andrew Rosenthal (4 November 1954-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Robert Rosenthal (11 April 1965-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Dorothy Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Harvey Saaz (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Ned Saaz (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Bernice ??? Saaz (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Norman Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Bernice Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Neil Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Jane Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Pressman (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Beth Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Wallace (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rose Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Zilpe ("Chippy") Rosenthal (1882-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Abraham Rosenthal (1882-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Benjamin Rosenthal (1902-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Ida Kobrin (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Chester Sheldon Rosenthal (maybe 1940-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Paula Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Todd Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Unknown Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Denis Harvey Rosenthal (1944-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Jackie Susser (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Rita Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Hyman (Chaim?) Rosenthal (1904-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Ronald Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Unknown Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Jean Rosenthal (1907-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Samuel Siris (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Sandra Siris (1932-maybe 2010)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Ronald Ryzoff (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Phyllis Ryzoff (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Bonnie Ryzoff (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Randi Ryzoff (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Stacey Ryzoff (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Ida Rosenthal (1909-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Samuel Rifkin (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Barry Rifkin (1934-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Harriet Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Linda Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Avery Rifkin (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Scott Rifkin (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Alan Rifkin (maybe 1942-2008)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Howard Rifkin (1947-maybe 1995)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Fannie Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Jackie Rifkin (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Unknown Rifkin (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Maurice Austin ["Chippy"] (Moshe) Ross (1911-1977)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Thelma Budon (1919-2005)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-A. Richard Ross (1950-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Carella Byrne (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Mark A. Ross (1954-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Nancy McDonald (-)
. . . . . . . . +Anna (Hanna) Rosenthal (-1927)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lewis (Gottlieb) (Gutshke) (Shkolnik) Rosenthal (1888-January 1922)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Elizabeth ("Bessie") Lasofsky Lasofsky (1893-1956)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Robert (Bob) Ross (1921-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Miriam Epstein (15 October 1926-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Rene Ross (1948-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Sam Starker (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Lois Ross (1953-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Karl Krause (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Kayla Krause (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Ellen Ross (30 March 1959-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Jaime Ross (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Diane Ross (1961-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Bernie Kullen (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Andrew Arthur Ross (1964-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Jayme Ross (1965-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Morris (Moshe)("Big Maish") Rosenthal (-1997)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Susan Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Mandel (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Glen Mandel (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Simi Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jenny Rosenthal (1895-January 1942)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Charles Nabutovsky (1895-1948)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Beatrice Nabutovsky (1 January 1914-4 September 1985)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Dr. Louis Schwartz (5 August 1910-17 July 2001)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Letha Sharon Schwartz (27 April 1942-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Dr. Raphael Krevsky Levine (10 May 1940-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Rabbi Dr. Zalman Levine (31 July 1966-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Gila Beth Goldberg (15 March 1968-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Zeeva Yehudit Levine (21 December 1990-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Doron Nachum Levine (12 December 1993-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Moreet Ayala Levine (30 November 1996-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Dafna Tamar Levine (28 November 1999-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Shoshana Levine (8 May 1969-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Isaac Schechter (5 January 1973-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Jonathan Zvi Schechter (5 January 1997-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Ayelet Tzippora Schechter (20 September 1998-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-Nachum Yedidya Schechter (18 February 2001-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Chava Tzemach Levine (10 February 1973-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Stephen Knapp (February 1974-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Joshua Chaim Jacob Levine (11 May 1981-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Batya Bayla Levine (18 February 1986-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Dr. Neil Schwartz (2 May 1945-1 March 1995)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Merwin (Maish (Moshe)) Nabit (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Dorothy Nabutovsky (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Charles Nabit (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Audrey Nabutovsky (11 November 1926-6 July 2000)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Max Sher (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Karen Sher (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Tiffany Sher (November 1980-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Jeffrey Sher (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Bruce Sher (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Allen Nabutovsky (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Chava (Eva) Rosenthal (1895-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Sam Meltzer (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Geraldine ("Goody") Meltzer (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Carl Baker (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Moshe ("Little Maish") Meltzer (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Yankel Rosenthal (1900-1944)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Tilly (Tauba) Rosenthal (15 November 1901-16 February 1976)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Morris Finkle (15 March 1897-22 July 1951)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Phyllis Finkle (29 March 1921-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Morris Eugene "Woody" Scharf (4 March 1919-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Steven Mark Scharf (1 August 1946-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Barbara Jean Bernhardt (9 March 1950-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Ilan David Scharf (2 January 1976-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Matthew Tal Scharf (23 February 1978-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Aliza Ada Scharf (20 January 1982-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Mira Aviv Scharf (27 April 1984-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Jeffrey Alan Scharf (27 April 1949-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Bonnie Schaffer (23 February 1951-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Bonnie Schaffer (23 February 1951-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Michael Scharf (24 June 1980-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Elliott Scharf (2 November 1985-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Lorraine Finkle (20 October 1923-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Harold Orland (31 March 1920-30 November 2001)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Joel Orland (5 May 1950-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Marilyn Holobar (7 August 1951-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Michael David Orland (13 September 1982-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Brian Orland (24 March 1985-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Maas Orland (17 June 1990-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Margot Orland (7 August 1951-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Chaika (Ida)("Buddy") Rosenthal (1907-1969)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Matthew Urken (12 May 1896-1962)
. . . . . . . . 3-Lipman Szkolnik (Rosenthal) (1855-6 April 1933)
. . . . . . . . +Unknown SZKOLNIK (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Samuel Rosenthal (Szkolnik) (1882-9 November 1949)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Zelda (Jennie) Dvilanski (1877-28 June 1953)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Annie Rosenthal (1905-maybe 1975)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Eva Rosenthal (1907-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Saul Weiner (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Nathan Ross (Rosenthal) (6 August 1908-13 November 1990)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Kathryn Good (25 July 1906-3 February 2001)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Larry Ross (11 August 1935-1993)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Lenore Ross (Rosenthal) (12 August 1937-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Unknown Mastracci (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Mastracci (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Mastracci (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Mastracci (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Lynne Ross (6 June 1940-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Morris Rosenthal (1912-1998)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Doris Aronman (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Samuel Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Lillian ("Lee") Rosenthal (1 January 1916-18 May 1989)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Hyman Walper (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Linda Walper (-1995)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +Larry (Lawrence) Simon (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-Joseph Simon (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-Edward Walper (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Meyer Rosenthal (-1968)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . +Eva Rosenthal (-1985)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Philip Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Herbert Rosenthal (-)
.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-Unknown Rosenthal (-)


Perlman Family

Perlman Family

My grandparents, Cellia, nee Phillips, and Samuel Perlman, had 5 children, Sol, George, Rose, Dorothy and Lou. Grandfather, died at the age of 47 in 1921, was a builder and investor. Grandmother passed away in 1971, age 96, homemaker.

Sol, oldest child, born about 1895, went to Princeton U, class of 1916, Harvard Law, and became a lawyer, practiced in Trenton with his wife, Rose Lerner Perlman who was the 1st female to graduate from U of Penn Law School.

Joan went to a NJ Teachers College and becazme a teacher. She died in1995.

George had multiple business careers, sold meat, owned a swim club, Eventually, he became a realtor/insurance agent. I worked for him from 1959-1968, bought his insurance business and established my own. He passed away in 1988 and left the bulk of his estate to Greenwood House.

Rose, born 1898, married Harold Anshen, owned a wholesale business that sold paper products, etc. Rose passed away in 2000 at the age of 101.

Dorothy, graduated from U Penn, married Monte Rosenthal. Dorothy worked for her brother, George, in the real estate and insurance agency.


Lou, my father, married Verona Cohen. They had 2 children, Samuela and me. Lou owned a tavern on North Willow St. in Trenton. They had two children, Samuela and Richard. Sam went to U Penn, taught, married and has four children. None live in our area. Richard graduated from Bucknell College and became a prominent insurance agent.,.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WHAT IS A LITVAK?

WHAT IS A LITVAK? 
by Saul Issroff
 
The following was in reply to a question posed by one of the members of
the JGS of Great Britain:- " My father was born in Libau (Courland) but
called himself a Litvak  - what is a Litvak?":



Libau was part of Courland and is now part of Latvia.[1] Courlanders (Kurlanders) were considered Litvaks (at least culturally). Hertz[2] defines Litwaks (sic) as Jews from the Pale of settlement, especially from the Vilna and Minsk Gubernias, who settled in Congress Poland at the end of the 19th century. Many were under the influence of Russian culture and language.

The Schoenbergs[3]  define a Litvak as a Lithuanian Jew but qualify this by stating that Jews from outside Lithuania may also be considered Litvaks..."sources identify a number of mundane characteristics contrasting Litvaks from other Ashkenazi Jews including Yiddish dialect differences, culinary tastes and varying methods of food preparation".

They cite the practice of Litvaks in reciting Friday night Kiddush
sitting, and point out that when a Litvak prays he stands rock still and only moves his lips. "However, these are outward manifestations of a divergence of customs within the larger Ashkenazi Jewish community. In a more general sense Litvaks are characterised as being more rational, dogmatic and authoritarian than other branches of Ashkenazi Jewry".

They describe the origins of the Jews in the Baltic States and the
conflict that developed between the followers of the Vilna Gaon , the  Mitnagdim, (later known as the orthodox), meaning the opposers (of the new emotional, anti-rational Hassidim). In 1784 the Gaon ruled that the Hassidim were heretical, prohibited ritual slaughter performed by them and marriage with them. The animosity between the groups was intense. It was during this period of severe conflict that the term Litvak came into being to differentiate the Lithuanian Jews from the remaining,
predominately Hassidic Jewish world of Eastern Europe.

The antipathy lessened in the 19th century as the Hassidic movement began to establish Yeshivot  of their own and to stress Torah education. 

The traditional way of Jewish communities was to turn inwards, immersed in their studies and being closer to God, but still part of the economic world of the surrounding gentile town. This practice was challenged by the Haskalah, the movement of enlightenment, which came to Lithuania  \from the West, initially in Italy and Holland, moving through Germany and took hold especially in Vilna (Vilnius) and Minsk.

These emancipated Jews looked upon themselves as a mediator between the old rigid orthodoxy and the radical assimilationists. In Lithuania (with traditions of reason and study) it centred on language and the people rather than manifestations of assimilation and disavowal. Poets, artists, scholars and politicians rapidly developed their interests. The Haskalah movement opened up Lithuanian Jewry to the other new movements, Zionism and Jewish Socialism. The Jewish Bundists played a major part in the Russian Revolution.

After the third partition of Poland in December 23, 1791 the decree
limiting Jewish habitation to White Russia (Byelorus) and the Ukraine was extended to include the newly acquired territories along the Baltic Sea.

Thus began the Pale of Settlement that stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. Of the areas then inhabited by Lithuanian Jewry , ethnic Lithuania and Byelorussia became an integral part of Russia. The southern part, around Grodno and Suwalk became part of the Duchy of  Warshaw (Poland). So, although Lithuania may have become divided, the Jewish Litvak community remained integrated until World War 1. At the time of partition about a quarter of all Jews in eastern Europe were Litvak. By 1923 153,000 Jews lived in Lithuania and about 90,000 in Latvia, mainly of Litvak origin.

As is well known, many Litvaks emigrated to North and South America, Great Britain, Australia and South Africa. The majority of those left were killed in the Shoah. There are now under 4,000 Jews left in Lithuania and about 15,000 in Latvia.
For a more  detailed description refer to these recently published
books:- Greenbaum [4] and Levin [5] 


REFERENCES
[1] Jacobson, Shelley.  SHEMOT:Vol 1,4 p28-30
[2] Hertz,Alexander.  THE JEWS IN POLISH CULTURE 1987 Northwestern
    University Press Evanston Illinois
[3] Schoenberg, Stuart and Nancy.  LITHUANIAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES 1991
    Garland Publishing  Company  NY& London
[4] Greenbaum, Masha.  THE JEWS OF LITHUANIA 1316-1945. Gefen Publishing
    Jerusalem and New York 1995
[5] Levin, Dov.  BALTIC JEWS UNDER THE SOVIETS 1940-1946. The Hebrew
    University, Jerusalem 1994 


Dec 13, 1995
Source: Originally appeared in SHEMOT VOL3  NO 3. 

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