Friday, June 01, 2018

Are we related?

I saw your article this week in the Oneg Shabbat, so I was wondering if we might be related because we have the same name. My ggg-grandfather was Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein, author of the sefer Shenos Chaim (and student of the Chasam Sofer). Have you heard of him?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Re: Lowy family in Kosice and Huncovce

I'm sorry, I don't really know off-hand right now. My mother הכ"מ died a few months ago, and she would have been my go-to person for this sort of inquiry. I would suggest getting in touch with my uncle Gyuri <gyuri1@gmail.com>  and/or with Yoseph Kedem <ybkedem@gmail.com> and if they have more information, please share.

Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

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On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 3:26 AM, Yehuda Jeffrey Weinstock <JGJGFF@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
From : Yehuda Jeffrey Weinstock, (researcher code 68863) yehuda111@gmail.com
To : Reuven Chaim Klein, (researcher code 106665)
Subject : Lowy family in Kosice and Huncovce

Hello, I see you are researching the Lowy/Levy family from the above-mentioned towns. I have a large Lowy family from these towns, related to Rabbi Rafael Lowy who lived in Bardejov, Kosice, Huncocve and settled in Ofalu (Szepesofalu = Spisska Stara Ves = Altendorf). Some of the names are Mordechai Arie Lowy, Eliezer (Lazar) Lowy and many, many more. Do any of these ring a bell? Thank you!


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Monday, April 16, 2018

Re: The JewishGen Family Finder:

Back in 2011, I married a very nice girl named Shira Deifik (a granddaughter of Sheldon Deifik) so I was having some fun doing some genealogical research. I don't remember finding any substantial, do you have anything?

Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press) on Amazon Academia.eduGoogle Scholar LinkedINRabbi Reuven Chaim Klein on TorahDownloads.com


On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:59 AM, Mark Deifik <JGJGFF@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
From : Mark Deifik, (researcher code 789382) mgdeifik@mac.com
To : Reuven Chaim Klein, (researcher code 106665)
Subject : The JewishGen Family Finder:

Hello Mr. Klein,
I see that you researched my family name's history back in 2011. Could you please advise me of your interest and what you were able to determine about my family's genealogy, particularly in Horodenka.
Thanks,
Mark Deifik


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Saturday, January 06, 2018

re: Binyamin Eliezer Ungar-Auerbach

I just saw you message to me on geni.com from Nov. so I'll respond now. Basically, we don't know exactly how the Shenos Chaim is a descendant of the Remah, so we don't know if it's ben acher ben. I've spoken to many people about this--bottom line is that nobody knows. Regarding Binyamin Eliezer Ungar-Auerbach, apparently Ungar-Auerbach was our original last name and R' Reuven Chaim the first (author of Shenos Chaim) changed his last name to Klein because when he studied in the Chasam Sofer's Yeshiva in Pressburg, he boarded by a childless couple named Klein, so he took their last name in appreciation.

Tanya
11/5/2017 at 7:50 PM

Managers of Binyanim Eliezer Eliezer Unger-Auerbach,

Hi there. I would like to find out information about Binyamin Eliezer Unger Orbach. My husband is Tzvi Dov klein, Grandson of Moshe Ezriel Klein, Great gandson of Tzvi Dov Klein, great great grandson of Reuven Chaim Klein, who is the son of Binyomin Eliezer.

I have two questions. Is my husband Ben achar ben of the Remah? and also, why was Binyamin Elizer's name Ungar-Orbach and then the name switched ot Klein? thank you so much.

I am contacting you about this profile: https://www.geni.com/people/Binyanim-Eliezer-Unger-Auerbach/6000000...

Sincerely,

Tanya

Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Re: The JewishGen Family Finder:

It doesn't seem to match up with anything about my LOWYs. sorry.

Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

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On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Matias Bauer <JGJGFF@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
From : Matias Bauer, (researcher code 767272) matibauer@gmail.com
To : Reuven Chaim Klein, (researcher code 106665)
Subject : The JewishGen Family Finder:

Hello, im looking information for BERTA LOWY married to SANDOR LOWY (ive been told they where causins). She lived past 1945 in budapest, but suspect she was form trencin like Sandor.Thanks


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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Re: From Your Cousin Suri Leibowitz Silverman

Thank you for sending me the pictures, you know what they say: "Better late than never" (or in this case, "Better late than the late").
Indeed, the picture of your grandfather's matzeivah says he was a descendant of the Noam Elimelech. From what I've been told (from Max Steg), your grandfather is a descendant of the Noam Elimelech through his mother's side (Chaya Zlata Mermelstein nee Klein nee Friedman), and, as you probably know, that great-grandmother of yours is also my great-grandmother. Again according to Max Steg, Chaya Zlata's parents were Eliezer Friedman and Devorah Eckstein and it was the latter family which is reputed to descend from the Noam Elimelech, but that is the extent of what I know on the topic. So the question is if we know anything about the Friedman or Eckstein families and how, in specific, the Devorah Eckstein is a descendant of the Noam Elimelech. It would help if we knew anything beyond their names, like their parents' names (besides Eliezer Friedman whose father was apparently named Aharon Shmuel Friedman) or even which town they lived in (this is nothing new, I've been asking this same question now for years, but I like to repeat myself, maybe somebody will have the answers.).
Anyways, it was nice to hear from you and thank you again for sending me the pictures. Maybe one day we'll get some more information about all of this...

Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

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On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 2:39 AM, <hsl101@aol.com> wrote:
Hi. Back in 2015, you emailed me on Geni and asked about us being descendents of the Noam Elimelech. I told you I would send you pics of my grandfather's matzeivah. I know it's a bit late, but I did find the pics and I wanted to send them to you.

Have a wonderful week and Shabbos!
 

Suri Leibowitz Silverman

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Re: Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

You can try using JewishGen.org to search into your family's genealogy, but I do think that a connection is unlikely as Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein, author of Shenos Chaim, was the first one in the family named Klein (he adopted that last name because of a childless Klein family that hosted him when he studied at the Chasam Sofer's Yeshiva), his last name was originally Ungar-Auerbach. Good luck!

Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press) on Amazon Academia.eduGoogle Scholar LinkedINRabbi Reuven Chaim Klein on TorahDownloads.com


On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:37 AM, Klein, Joel <joel.klein@ppmamerica.com> wrote:

I really do not have any connection to that Reuven Chaim.  But, being ba'alei teshuvah, my brother Meir, hoped that there was some connection and that we had a ba'al seforim in our past.

 

As to being leviim:

 

1.       Although our father (Reuven Chaim) and grandfather (Yoel Leib) were completely frei, we were always told that we were leviim.

 

2.       This was the only shemetz of mesorah we were given and I ask myself how would they even know of being a levi if they had not been told so by their father, etc., etc.

 

3.       On the other hand, my grandfather (Jules or Julius Leopold Klein) was a very accomplished musician (cellist for the Detroit Symphony, etc.) and perhaps he created a story because of the link between his music and the leviim.

 

In the end, my brother and I are noheg as leviim because that is what we were told by our father, ob"m.  And in truth, what levi has better than that?

 

If you get to Chicago, please look me up!!

 

Yoel Leib ben Reuven Chaim ben Yoel Lieb HaLevi Klein - father of Reuven Chaim ben Yoel Leib ben Reuven Chaim ben Yoel Lieb HaLevi Klein; and hoping to not be the grandfather of Yoel Leib ben Reuven Chaim ben Yoel Leib ben Reuven Chaim ben Yoel Lieb HaLevi Klein

 

 

 



Begin forwarded message:

From: RC Klein <yeshivish@gmail.com>
Date: June 21, 2017 at 11:09:36 PM CDT
To: "Joel & Melinda" <joelandmelinda@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

What is your connection to Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein that you mentioned who is buried in Vienna? As far as I know, he was not a Levite. You can see on his tombstone if you want, see https://www.geni.com/people/Rav-Reuven-Klein/6000000008827990400

You said your father's name is Reuven Chaim Klein, do you know what his father's name was and his father's name? Where did you father live? What makes you think you are a Levi? There are a lot of KLEIN families that are Leviim, but it doesn't seem that our family is one of them.


Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press) on Amazon Academia.eduGoogle Scholar LinkedINRabbi Reuven Chaim Klein on TorahDownloads.com

 

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:41 PM, Joel & Melinda <joelandmelinda@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Ha = Happy.  A real connection!!  Cousins!!!

 

Alas, but it is not to be.  We are leviim.  Or so we believe. 


On Jun 21, 2017, at 8:22 PM, RC Klein <yeshivish@gmail.com> wrote:

What's the "Ha!!"?

As far as I know, we are not Leviim.


Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press) on Amazon Academia.eduGoogle Scholar LinkedINRabbi Reuven Chaim Klein on TorahDownloads.com

 

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Joel & Melinda <joelandmelinda@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Ha!!!

 

Are you folks leviim?


On Jun 21, 2017, at 6:52 PM, RC Klein <yeshivish@gmail.com> wrote:

My great-great-great-grandfather was Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein, who lived from 1830-1918. He was actually the rabbi of a small town near Munkatch called Davidkoff or Davidhaus (depending on if you are speaking Russian or Hungarian) and in his last years he was sick so he went to Vienna to consult with doctors, but ended up dying there (where he is buried). He was a student of the Chasam Sofer and the Maharam Ash and he authored the work Shenos Chaim (which is a commentary to Rabbeinu Yerucham). His eldest son, Binyamin Eliezer (for whom my eldest son is named) was my great-great-grandfather. I have an unkempt blog from the past decade+ of genealogy research, you might be able to find some information there: http://kleinfamilygenealogy.blogspot.com or you can try to connect with me on geni.com and we can share information. Looking forward to getting to know you better--cuz. ;)


Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Check out my book Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew

Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press) on Amazon Academia.eduGoogle Scholar LinkedINRabbi Reuven Chaim Klein on TorahDownloads.com

 

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:54 PM, Rabbi Jacobs (Ohr Lagolah) <lagolah@ohr.edu> wrote:

please see below

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Rabbi Richard Jacobs
e: lagolah@ohr.edu
t: 972 (0)2 581 0315 x111
f: 972 (0)2 581 2890
w: www.ol.ohr.edu

 

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Klein, Joel <joel.klein@ppmamerica.com>
Date: 21 June 2017 at 20:12
Subject: Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein
To: "lagolah@ohr.edu" <lagolah@ohr.edu>
Cc: "Joel & Melinda (joelandmelinda@sbcglobal.net)" <joelandmelinda@sbcglobal.net>

Can you, please, have Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein contact me?

 

My name is Yoel Leib ben Reuven Chaim Klein and I have a question or two about his name.

 

Also, there was a Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein that lived in Vienna from 1830 to 1918.  I was wondering if this Rabbi knows about him.

 

If you need a reference, ask Rabbi Rockmill about me.

 

Joel Klein

Home: (773) 274-3789

Office (312) 634-2559

 

 


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