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Questions related to how something was in the past, and how it's developed since then.

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Re Daniel's Tomb in Susa, Iran. I was told about this about 10 years ago by a friend who was a Zaroastrian. It seems they would visit the tomb, I believe, quite regualarly on a yearly basis. You …
answered May 10 '11 by Madeleine
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Perhaps this had never bothered anyone in the past, but for someone like myself who delves into genealogy, the fact that there are family naming patterns is a great boon. Of course, we can go only so …
asked Jun 17 '12 by Madeleine
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I visited the Rare Books section of the JTS in New York in Dec. 2009, to view an old manuscript from Kezmarok, Slovakia. I selected certain pages that I was interested in translating, on behalf of de …
asked Aug 17 '11 by Madeleine
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I have been capturing genealogical information (Birth, Marriage, Death, Tombstones) in the Spis Region of Slovakia, which includes Jews who migrated from Galicia, parts of Hungary, or were living in t …
asked Jan 11 '12 by Madeleine
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I deal a lot with names, whether given names or family names, especially as I collect genealogical information. So recently I'm puzzled about some Germanic-Jewish names that are related to numbers. …
asked Sep 29 '14 by Madeleine
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Perhaps this answers my own question: I managed to locate a phone number and just called long distance to a descendent of the Huncovce Horowitz family and asked him about this. My erroneous assumpti …
answered Apr 30 '12 by Madeleine
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This is probably something that happened many times after World War II, when documentation was lost. Here's the scenario: A rabbi, who had led a kehila (congregation) in a small town in Slovakia, …
asked Mar 23 '12 by Madeleine
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Perhaps I'm among the last to have found this out, but it took me quite a while to understand why, in a signature, the name was preceded by a הק׳. The Ozar Rashei Tevot book has 31 different interpret …
asked Jan 12 '12 by Madeleine
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I received a travel-diary for a man who was born in Huncovce (also known as Hunsdorf, once a famous yeshiva town, second only to Pressburg), Slovakia. He was born in 1851, presumably had some Torah t …
asked Apr 29 '12 by Madeleine