Stawiski Memorial Book
(Poland)

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Translation of Stawiski; sefer yizkor

Edited by: I. Rubin

Published by Stavisk Society, 1973


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Translations

Jerrold Landau
Yael Chaver
Morris Whitcup

This is a translation from: Stawiski; sefer yizkor; Stawiski Memorial Book,
ed I. Rubin, Stavisk Society, 1973


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Table of Contents [1]
On the Occasion of Publication of the book (H)   9 
On the Occasion of Publication of the Yizkor book (Y*) 
[Equivalent with previous Hebrew as well as with equivalent article in the English section] 
11 
   
History of Stawiski 
   
Facts about Stawiski (H)  17 
Facts about Stawiski (Y*)  18 
History of Stawiski by Tzvi Lieberman (H)  19 
History of Stawiski by Tzvi Lieberman (Y*)  24 
My Shtetl of Stawiski by Chemda (Y)  29 
My Birthplace in the Past and Present by Chaya Kolinski of blessed memory (H)  36 
My Birthplace in the Past and Present by Chaya Kolinski of blessed memory (Y*)  39 
In the Paths of the Fathers by Zelda Edelsztejn (H)  43 
Pesach Kaplan (Y)  50 
Long Forgotten Images by Pesach Kaplan of blessed memory (Y)  51 
A Visit to Stawiski by Pesach Kaplan of blessed memory (Y)  54 
Stawiski by Azriel Lieberman of blessed memory (Y)  58 
Here Laid my Cradle by Zalman Hirschfeld (H)  60 
Here Laid my Cradle by Zalman Hirschfeld (Y*)  67 
   
Rabbis and Personages 
   
Eminent Rabbis of Stawiski by Pesach Kaplan of blessed memory (Y)  79 
The Tzadik Reb Chaim Leib Studies Gemara in the Tavern
by Pesach Kaplan of blessed memory (Y) 
80 
Rabbi Chaim Leib Myszkowski of Blessed Memory and the Yeshiva of Lomza
by Dr. Yom Tov Lewinski (H) 
83 
Rabbi Chaim Leib Myszkowski of Blessed Memory and the Yeshiva of Lomza
by Dr. Yom Tov Lewinski (Y*) 
87 
Words Studied from the Mouth of the Righteous Gaon Reb Chaim Leib of Blessed Memory
collected by Eliezer Goldman (H) 
92 
The Funeral of the Righteous Rabbi Reb Chaim Leib of Blessed Memory 
by A. A. Rakowski (H) 
94 
Rabbi Avraham Stawisker and Peretz' Three Presents by Yeshayahu Berger (Y)  95 
The Gaon Rabbi Binyamin Eliahu Remigolski of Blessed Memory
by the family of the Gaon (H) 
99 
The Gaon Rabbi Reuven Kac of Blessed Memory by Rabbi Tzadok Hakohen (H)  101 
The Gaon Rabbi Nachman Shmuel Wasserman of Blessed Memory by Yeshayahu Wasserman (H)  109 
The Gaon Rabbi Chizkiahu Yosef Myszkowski of Blessed Memory by A. Y. G. (H)  114 
My Father-in-law Rabbi Shabtai Zeev Friedman of Blessed Memory by Zerach Maaravit (H)  116 
The Two Elders of Stawiski by Yehoshua Maaravit (H)  120 
The Prodigy of Stawiski Rabbi Dr. Efraim Edelsztejn of Blessed Memory
by Dr. Yom Tov Lewinski (H) 
122 
The Prodigy of Stawiski Rabbi Dr. Efraim Edelsztejn of Blessed Memory
by Dr. Yom Tov Lewinski (Y*) 
126 
My Parents' House by Nechama Bizounsky (nee Kotton) (H)  131 
Reb Yehoshua Menachem Zilbersztejn of Blessed Memory by Rabbi Baruch Zilbersztejn (H)  134 
Reb Yehoshua Menachem (Shai Mendel) Zilbersztejn by Rabbi Baruch Zilbersztejn (H)  135 
Aharon Eliezer Zack of Blessed Memory by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (H)  137 
Aharon Eliezer Zack of Blessed Memory by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (Y*)  139 
Dr. Aryeh Remigolski of Blessed memory by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (H)  141 
Dr. Aryeh (Leibele) Remigolski of Blessed Memory by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (Y*)  143 
Akiva Rubensztejn of Blessed Memory by Akiva Fett (H)  144 
Akiva Rubensztejn is No Longer With Us by A. Cherniak (H)  146 
The Engineer David Tovia (Dobrzyjalowski) of Blessed Memory by Sarah Tovia (H)  147 
Chaim Granet (Bzostowiecki) of Blessed Memory by Zelig Broshi (H)  148 
   
Between the Two World Wars 
   
The Jewish Youth of the Town During the Years of the First World War and the Founding of "Hatechia" by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (H)  157 
The First Zionist Activity in Stawiski by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (H)  162 
The First Zionist Activity in Stawiski by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (Y*)  167 
Paths in the Ashes by Chemda Lewinowicz (H)  173 
The First Steps of Modern Hebrew Education in our Town by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (H)  193 
The First Steps of Modern Hebrew Education in our Town by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (Y*)  195 
The Founding Meeting of the "Hacherut" Organization by Chaim Leibel Goelman of blessed memory (Y)  198 
"Hechalutz" in Stawiski by Yitzchak Kotton (H)  203 
"Hechalutz" in Stawiski by Yitzchak Kotton (Y*)  204 
"Hashomer Hadati" by Elazar Goelman (H)  205 
The "Hashomer Hadati" Organization by Elazar Goelman (Y*)  209 
A Bundle of Memories from my Hometown Stawiski   by Shifra Zwilichowski (nee Lieberman) (H)  213 
In the Paths of my Youth by Chemda Lewinowicz (H)  217 
In the Paths of my Youth by Chemda Lewinowicz (Y*)  224 
   
Happenings and Personalities 
   
The Sabbath in Stawiski by Rabbi Chaim Leib Bernsztejn (H)  235 
The Sabbath in Stawiski by Rabbi Chaim Leib Bernsztejn (Y*)  236 
The Rabbi and the Cantor by Pesach Kaplan of blessed memory (Y)  238 
"Tefilla Zaka" in Porita by Avraham the son of Isser Chelfowitz of blessed memory (H) [2]  241 
"Tefilla Zaka" in Porita by Avraham the son of Isser Chelfowitz of blessed memory (Y*)  244 
Fragments by Nechemia Lewinowicz (H)  248 
Fragments by Nechemia Lewinowicz (Y*)  252 
What Hassidim Know by Puah Rakowski of blessed memory (Y)  257 
Between Mincha and Maariv by Rabbi Chaim Leib Bernsztejn (H) [3]  257 
The Deeds of the Fathers are a Portent for the Children by Zelda Holtzman (nee Funk) (H)  260 
Personalities and Characters from my Hometown of Stawiski 
by Chaim Aryeh Lewinowicz (H) 
263 
Personalities and Characters from my Hometown of Stawiski
by Chaim Aryeh (Chaim Leibl) Lewinowicz (Y*) 
267 
Hershel the Wagon Driver by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (H)  273 
Hershel the Wagon Driver by Moshe Goelman of blessed memory (Y*)  277 
Yossel Yoreder the Rabbi of the Thieves by Pesach Kaplan of blessed memory (Y)  281 
Three Personalities by Meir (Mitshak) Bogdanowicz (H)  283 
Three Personalities by Meir (Mitshak) Bogdanowicz (Y*)  286 
For Those Who Passed Away by Chemda (H)  289 
           Yisrael Eli Shapira of Blessed Memory  
           Chaim Kadysz Kolinski of Blessed Memory  
           Solarczyk of Blessed Memory  
           Fishel Cybulski of Blessed Memory  
           Nissel of Blessed Memory  
Those of Ill Fate by Bat Menachem (H) 
294 
   
During the Days of the Holocaust 
 
For These do we Weep by the lawyer Chaim Wilamowski (H)  299 
The Holocaust in Stawiski by the lawyer Chaim Wilamowski (H)  301 
The Destruction of Stawiski by the lawyer Chaim Wilamowski (Y*)  308 
On the Destruction of Stawiski by Rivka Zilbersztejn (H) 316 
On the Destruction of Stawiski by Rivka Zilbersztejn (Y*)  319 
A Brand Plucked from the Flames by Herzl (Hertzke) Cheshlok of blessed memory (H)  324 
Memories of a Survivor by Herzl (Hertzke) Cheshlok of blessed memory (Y*)  329 
Upon Your Ruins Did I Sit and Weep by Yehuda Chiwicho (H)  335 
Upon Your Ruins Did I Sit and Weep by Yehuda Chiwicho (Y*)  338 
A Visit to my Birthplace by Rabbi Baruch Zilbersztejn (H)  343 
A Visit to my Birthplace by Rabbi Baruch Zilbersztejn (Y*)  346 
Lest I Forget You, Oh My Town by Chana Weiner of blessed memory (H)  348 
Lest I Forget You, Oh My Town by Chana Weiner of blessed memory (Y*)  349 
The Two by Tzvi Lieberman (H)   351 
In the Battle for Life by Chava Fuchs (nee Rosensztejn) (H)   352 
The Shul-Gass (Street of the Synagogue) by Rivka Zilbersztejn (H)   362 
   
Eulogies 
   
Nechka Stolnicki of Blessed Memory  
Miriam Friedman of Blessed Memory  
Berl Chonkowitz of Blessed Memory  
Chana Weiner of Blessed Memory by Chemda (H) 365 
My Wife Chana by Mordechai Weiner (H)  369 
Moshe Zeev Goelman of Blessed Memory by Yitzchak Kotton (H)  369 
My Brother Moshe by Elazar Goelman (H)  371 
My Teacher Moshe Zeev by Chemda (H)  374 
Eliahu Livna (Bzostowiecki) of Blessed Memory by Chemda (H)   376 
Herzl Cheshlok of Blessed Memory by Rivka Zilbersztejn (H)   378 
On the Occasion of Publication [English, same as H page 9]   
List of photographs in Stawiski Yiskor Book  
 
Photographs from Stawiski  
Aerial Photographs of Stawiski  
Poland Trip 2001 (July)  
Photographs from Auschwitz  


Footnotes :
  1. After each entry; ( H ) for Hebrew and (Y ) for Yiddish.  I also indicate if a section is equivalent with another section in a different language (by an asterisk following the second entry which means that it is equivalent with the immediately previous section, or by a note in square brackets, if more information is warranted). Back
  2. Tefilla Zaka is a prayer recited privately just prior to the opening Kol Nidre service on Yom Kippur. Back
  3. Mincha is the daily afternoon service, and Maariv is the daily evening service.  These are usually recited in the synagogue in close proximity to each other, one slightly before sunset and the other slightly after sunset. There is a short break in between, to which this section is referring. Back

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