Friday, April 12, 2013

The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent by Neil Rosenstein

Lurie/Luria Family 

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The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descentby Neil Rosenstein 

The author of The Unbroken Chain has just written another major work, this time about one of the most distinguished Jewish families: Lurie/Luria. It is a very ancient family, tracing its roots back through Rashi and Hillel to King David. The family is known throughout history for its extraordinary achievements in science, philosophy, theology and the arts. The book is a comprehensive study of the Lurie/Luria family that includes 45 pages of family trees showing the relationship of the Lurie family to such other families as Epstein, Eskeles, Heilprin, Isserles, Katzenellenbogen, Margolit, Meisel, Mendelssohn, Pereira, Weidenfeld and Wulff. The text portion of the book is filled with the history of the Lurie family, critical analysis of previous works about the family and legends by family members penned in the 19th century. More than 60 documents of the Lurie family illustrate the book, the earliest dating to the 16th century. Foreword by Israel Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel and President of the Great Rabbinical Court; Preface by Ranan R. Lurie.  Available at Amazon.com $84.76

Contents : 


INTRODUCTION xxi

The Jewish Pope xxi
Family Ramifications xxii
Other Luries xxii
Sources xxiii

1 ORIGINS OF THE LURIE FAMILY 1
An Early 16th-Century Document 1
Interpretation of the Manuscript 2
Family History: Lurie-Spira Relationships 8
Early 14th- and 15th-Century German Civil Documents 8
Treves Connection 11
Three 16th-Century Hebrew Documents, 1554, 1566, and 1583 12
Oxford Manuscript by Shtadlan Joselmann of Rosheim 13
Letter Written in 1566 13
Manuscript Dated 1583 In Worms Written by Aaron Lurie 20
16th-Century Inscription of Three Early Lurie Generations 22
17th-Century Lurie Documents 22
Lurie Branch from Italy 30
Three 16th-Century Great Lurie Rabbinical Scholars 31
R. Solomon Lurie MaHaRaSHaL, 1510-1573 31
R. Moses Isserles ReMA, 1525-1572 33
R. Meir Katzenellenbogen of Padua (MaHaRaM Padua) 1482-1565 35
Rashi's Descent from King David 36
From Rashi to Hillel 36
From Hillel to King David  36

2 LURIE FAMILIES OF MOGILEV, BYKHOV AND MINSK 39
Early 19th-Century Lurie Family Saga (Unpublished Manuscript) 39
The Manuscript 41
Introduction: His Father  41
Lurie Family Ancestry  41
His Lurie Grandparents  42
His Father: Jacob Aaron Lurie  43
His Father's Siblings 44
His Father's Children (Jacob Aaron Lurie's Children)  44
His Mother's Family (R. Zeev Wolf Simchowitz) 45
The Hospital In Minsk 46
The Vilna Gaon and Haim of Volozhin 46
Late 19th-Century Manuscript by R. David Lurie, The RaDaL of Bykhov 47
1812: Emperor Napoleon's Coat 53
Manuscript 2660--Yonah Lurie's Own Story 55
3 ZECHER OLAM--AN EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE 61
Writing Home 62
Aging 66
Body and Soul 70
Journey to Jerusalem 76
Tiberias Springs 82
Request of the Children 84
An Everlasting Testimony 86

4 ZECHER OLAM--LATER EDITIONS 95
Reprinting of Zecher Olam, Second Edition (1884) 95
Introduction 95
Reprinting of Zecher Olam--Third Edition (1891) 97
The Tragedies of 1885 97
Reprinting of Zecher Olam--Fourth Edition (1911) by the daughter, Rachel Anikster 98
Introduction 98
A Prayer at the Western Wall by Rachel Anikster 99
Anikster family letters 102
Letter Written in 1881 by Rebecca Lipa, wife of Meir Anikster 102
Letter Written In 1882 by Meir Anikster  105
Letter Written in 1884 by Rachel, daughter of Meir Anikster 108
Letter Written in 1885 by Rebecca Lipa, wife of Meir Anikster 111
Letter Written in 1889 by Rebecca Lipa, wife of Meir Anikster 114

5 LEVIN-LOURIE FAMILY 115
Hayyah Lourie and Her Sons 119
Halpern Family 122
Lourie Family 124
The Eliasberg Family 147
Lourie Family 19th-Century Russian Citizenship 151
Memoirs of Paul Lourié 154
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Hayyah Lourie and Her Sons 119
Halpern Family 122
Lourie Family 124
The Eliasberg Family 147
Lourie Family 19th-Century Russian Citizenship 151
Memoirs of Paul Louri? 154
I Start Gymnasium  154
Setting the Stage 154
I Was Born in Vienna 162
Where We All Began  164
Leopold Lourié in Vienna 169
Matura and the First World War  172
Rebuilding After the First World War 178
The Beginning of the End 188
Hitler Takes Austria  191
Recollections of a Prisoner's "Widow" 196
The Final Exodus  200
Epilogue  204
Appendix I--A Word About Titles 205
Appendix II--Eliasburg Amulet and Manuscript  205
Appendix III--Life in Pinsk Described in Der Tag 207
Appendix IV--Telegram from the Old Employees 208

6 ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTS FROM BELARUS  211
Lurya Family Who Lived In Moghilev 211
Birth Records of Moghilev Jews for 1837-38 211
Birth Records of Moghilev Jews for 1855 213
Ordinary Register Book (Revizskaya Skazka) of Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the
Province Town of Moghilev for 1858 (about 70% survived) 214
Marriage Records on Jews of the Province Town of Moghilev for 1858 216
An Additional Register Book of Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the Province Town of
Moghilev for 1858-74 216
Death Records of Jews of the Province Town of Moghilev for 1870-74 217
Lurya Family Who Lived in Minsk 219
Ordinary Register Book on Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1816 219
Additional Register Book on Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1816 . 219
Ordinary Register Book on Merchant Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1850 219
Ordinary Register Book on Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1850 220
Rapoport Family Who Lived in Minsk and Moghilev 221
Additional Register Book of Merchant Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1816 221
Additional Register Book of Merchant Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1818 221
Ordinary Register Book of Merchant Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1850 221
Ordinary Register Book of Petty-Borgeois Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1850 221
Ordinary Register Book of Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the Province Town of Moghilev for 1858
(about 70% survived) 222
Death Records of Jews of the Province Town of Moghilev for 1870-74 222
Simkohovich Family Who Lived in Minsk 223
Ordinary Register Book of Merchant Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1816 223
Ordinary Register Book of Petty-Bourgeois Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1816 223
Ordinary Register Book of Merchant Jews of the Province Town of Minsk for 1850 223
Commentaries 224

7 EPSTEIN RABBINICAL FAMILY  225
Chassidic Epstein Families of Bar and Kolomyja 230
Epstein Family of Lithuania 233
R Aryey Leib Epstein, 1708-1775, A.B.D. Koenigsberg 235
Epstein Family of Grodno and Family Lewin-Epstein 238
Family of Zeev Wolf Epstein 239
Epsteins of White Russia (Belarus) 241
Kopstein Family 242
Chassidic Epstein Family of Homel: Chabad Chassidism 244
Epstein Family of Warsaw: Families Wengeroff, Mirsky And Slonimsky 245
Simeon Zemel b. Jehiel Michel Epstein 246
The Din Torah  246
David b. Zemel Epstein 248
Pinchas (Paul) b. Zemel Epstein 249
Judah b. Zemel Epstein 250
Literary Pursuits  252
From Riches to Rags  253
Ephraim Menachem b. Judah Yudel Epstein, Medical Doctor 255
Why Do I Live So Long?  257
The Death of Doctor Epstein  262
Dr. Ephraim M. Epstein  262
A Tribute from Dr. Waugh  262
From Professor John Uri Lloyd  263
A Colleague of Many Years  263
As I Shall Remember Dr. Epstein 264
In Appreciation of Dr. M. Epstein Ephraim  265
He Died Rich 265
Prominent Rabbis and Volozhin Yeshiva 266
Karelitz Family 267

8 HEILPRIN RABBINICAL FAMILIES DESCENDED FROM THE LURIE FAMILY 273
Heilprin from R. Jehiel Heilprin, the Seder HaDorot 273
Heilprin from Tarnogrod and Krotoschin 273
Heilprin Dynasty of Brzezany 275

9 ISSERLES RABBINICAL FAMILY DYNASTY  277
Israel (Isarel Lazers) and Dina Malka Had Four Sons and Three Daughters 278
Family of R. Moses Isserles (ReMA) 279
Meisels Family and Descendants 279
Children of Wolf of Vilna-Hamburg 280
Itzig Family of Berlin, Dessau and Vienna 284

10 FAMILY OF R. JACOB SHOR 287

APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATIONS 289

APPPENDIX B: GENEALOGICAL TREES 303
Luria Family Trees 303
Luria Family Origins 305
Main Luria Line 306
Luria Branch A: Mohilev Branch Origins 308
Luria Branch B: Minsk-Pinsk Branch 310
Luria Branch C: Bychow Branch Origins 312
Luria Branch D: Margolis-Reichenstein and Beilinson Family Branch 313
Luria Branch E: Pines and Yellin Family Branch 314
Luria Branch F: Krekenava Branch and Anikster Family 316
Luria Branch G: Lurie Family of Jerusalem Origins 318
Luria Branch H: Zuckerman and Ettlinger Family Branch 319
Luria Branch I: Assure and Robinovitz Family Branch 321
Luria Branch J: Shulman Family Branch 322
Epstein Family Trees 325
Epstein Family Origins 326
Epstein Branch A: Descendants of Aryey Leib Epstein of Koenigsburg - 1 328
Epstein Branch B: Descendants of Aryey Leib Epstein of Koenigsburg - 2 329
Epstein Branch C: Grodno Branch Origins 331
Epstein Branch D-I: Descendants of Jehiel Michel Epstein 332
Epstein Branch D-II: Slutzk, Bobruisk, and Warsaw Branch 334
Epstein Branch E: Levin-Epstein Family Branch 336
Epstein Branch F: Shatzkes Family Branch 337
Isserles-Meisels Family Trees 339
Meisels and Mendelssohn-Wulff Families 340
Descendants of SHACH (Rabbi Shabtai HaKohen) 342
Descendants of MAHADURA BATRA (Rabbi Moses, Chief Rabbi of Lublin) 344
Weidenfeld Family 346
Margolioth/Margolis Family 347
Mendelssohn-Wulff-Itzig Family 348
Pereira-Arnstein FamilyEskeles-Wimpffen Family 349
Eskeles-Wimpffen Family 350
Heilprin Family Trees 353
Heilprin Family 354
Heilprin Dynasty of Brzezany 356
NOTES ON GENEALOGICAL TREES 358

5 comments:

  1. Wow. very Cool. Thanks for posting this

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  2. LEVIN EPSTEIN. ... THANKS

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  3. Halpern family here. We have this book, awesome.

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  4. Yes.... according to Semi Gotha 1912 these families are jewish nobility... Eppstein, Pierlioni, Sasoon, Aldobrandini, Torlonia, Bonaparte, Cohen, Borgia etc.http://chivalricorders.org/nobility/nobjews.htm

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  5. Aldobrandini and Borgia are Christian nobility with Israelite roots. Bonaparte is Christian royalty and nobility (haplogroup E1b1b1).

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