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Shtetl life in old Rezhitsa

Today it is Rezekne, Latvia. In the 19th century, it was the village where our Tulbowitz clan lived in the old Yiddish way.

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Fallacy and family lore—in search of the Kovno Rav

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That story about our Rabinowitz family's tie to a famous rabbi is tenuous at best. Here is the true genealogy of Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanon Spektor.

The Kauflers of Krakow

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Our best documented family line is Feige Kaufler's ancestry among the Jewish families of Krakow.

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The Yeserskys of Volkovysk

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Joseph Rabinowitz’s mother was Bertha Yesersky. Was she related to Sora Yesersky, the wife of Rabbi Elchanon Spektor?

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