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  • Author:
    Chaim Freedman
  • ISBN:
    1886223068
  • ISBN13:
    978-1886223066
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    Avotaynu; First Edition edition (September 1, 1997)
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    685 pages
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Eliyahu's Branches: The Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His Family has already received the applause of a number of scholars. Besides exploring the life and times of the Vilna Gaon, the 704-page book identifies, provides documentation for more than 20,000 descendants of the Vilna Gaon and his siblings. There is an index listing all persons in the book.

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The inspiring life-story of the Vilna Gaon. Adapted by Yonason Rosenblum from Betzalel Landau's Hebrew. The Gaon of Vilna: The Man and His Image.

Freedman, Chaim (1997). Avraham Kushelevsky". Retrieved 24 January 2011.

the descendants of the Vilna Gaon (of blessed and saintly memory) and his family. Includes bibliographical references (p. 586-592) and index. Published in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Gaon's death 19th Tishrei 5558-5758 (1797-1997). Published 1997 by Avotaynu in Teaneck, NJ, USA Includes bibliographical references (p. Title title page also in Hebrew on p. facing .

The Vilna Gaon's given Hebrew name was Eliyahu ben Shlomo Zalman. The term "Gaon" was an honorific title previously given to heads of major Jewish academies, sometimes translated as "genius. Vilna" is simply the name of his city of Vilnius, in today's Lithuania. Ironically, the Vilna Gaon never headed a school, although his personal pupils became very influential and gave him the title of Gaon to honor his status as their teacher.

Eliyahu's Branches, the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His . He was the progenitor of a large family

Eliyahu's Branches, the Descendants of the Vilna Gaon and His family" (Avotaynu 1997): Few details of Yehudah Leib's life are recorded, nor have any books written by him been located. Son of the great Gaon and Khassid, our teacher ELIYAHU of blessed and righteous memory, from Vilna. He passed away on the 25th of Shevat 5576 ( 1816). He was the progenitor of a large family. Members of the Wilner family in Warsaw descend from him as well as an English branch which includes Sir Hermann Gollancz (1852-1930), the first English rabbi to receive a knighthood ( in 1923 ). Judah Leib's daughter Gitel, married Isaac Danzig. Another daughter, Hinde, married Joseph Cohen.

The Vilna Gaon was modest; he declined to accept the office of rabbi . However neither the Vilna Gaon nor his descendants apparently used this surname, which means shopkeeper.

The Vilna Gaon was modest; he declined to accept the office of rabbi, though it was often offered to him on the most flattering terms. For example, the institution of the priestly blessing by the Kohanim known as duchaning during the weekdays (rather than only during festivals, as practiced in the Diaspora), and the accepted time for the onset of Shabbat in Jerusalem and other cities can both be traced to the custom of the Vilna Gaon. However, the teachings and traditions of the Vilna Gaon have been passed down most directly to the Litvaks in Israel.

A history of Turner, a town in Androscoggin County, nestled in the foothills of western Maine, bordering the cities of Lewiston and Auburn. The name index at the rear of this volume makes this an excellent reference for the genealogy researcher.

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Eliyahu's Branches has become an important book in my library. I found out after I bought and quickly started using it that my Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon of which I was on the steering committee also had this in our library. However, it's a book that I turn to many times throughout the week, so am glad that I have it at my disposal. I'm the family genealogist and handle all our DNA testing results, so it's nice to have this book. I had found out that we are supposed to be related to the Vilna Gaon. My grandfather had come from Telsiai, Lithuania, and that's the story my 3rd cousin, Stanley Goldfoot, told me when we met in Jerusalem. The book has 685 pages, and wouldn't you know it but our surname, Goldfoot, or Goldfus, the original name, was not listed. However, as I find more surnames through dna testing and it's resulting matches to my dna, I have started checking in this book. For one man to undertake all the reported relations to the Vilna Gaon is quite a project. I have found definitely through dna triangulation, etc, that I have matches with the Rabbi of Worms, (Germany) who is connected to RASHI whose oral tradition was that he was connected to King David, so I would not doubt that somehow a branch came to Lithuania and the Vilna Gaon could be on their tree as well.
As for the book, it is very easy to use the index of names which refers you to pages where the surnames are listed. Every Jewish genealogy group should purchase this important book.
Hanelynai
Great resource. I was not able to find the link in my family tree, but I hope with more research I will be able to one day.