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VM ID Category Image Date Approved Question Posts
19929 Photo Identification

8/24/2011 5:04 PM This photo was in an album with many Teitelbaum and Levine family photos. The two families came from the Pinsk/Minsk region of Russia/Belarus. If anyone can identify or interpret this man's clothing or the time period, it would be helpful. Thank you. View the post with its 1 response
19930 Interpretation

8/24/2011 5:04 PM Is anyone familiar with the numbering system on the card that this woman is wearing? Thank you so much. View the post with its 1 response
19926 Tombstone

8/24/2011 5:04 PM Tombstone inscription for Celia Davidson. I need help translating the Hebrew date of death into English. I think the Hebrew inscription goes something like "Here lies the maiden girl Shule daughter of reb Shlomo Davidson. She died during [her] 21st year on the day of the Fast of Gedaliah in the year 5672. May her soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life."
The problem is, the Fast of Gedaliah is on the day after Rosh Hashanah (3 Tishrei), so 3 Tishrei 5672 would be 24/25 Sep 1911, which is not in 1912 like the tombstone says just above the Hebrew inscription. Moreover, Celia's Yahrzeit plaque in her family's synagogue states that she died on 19 Jun 1912 (4 Tammuz 5672), which again is different from the tombstone inscription (as I've translated it.) Can anyone help resolve this discrepancy? Perhaps my translation is not correct?
Thanks, Todd
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19824 Translation - Hebrew

8/24/2011 5:03 PM This is the top part of a Hebrew document found with my grandmother's things. She was born in 1891 in Romania, and married in 1912 in the US. The document is faded and deteriorating. I have no idea of what it is. View the post with its 2 responses
19825 Translation - Hebrew

8/24/2011 5:03 PM This is the body of the Hebrew document found with my grandmother's things. I know it is in very poor condition, but I would like a translation of what it says. No one knows much about this branch of my family, so any help is appreciated. View the post with its 3 responses
19854 Translation - Polish

8/24/2011 5:03 PM Date and place of death, names, occupations, and ages of survivors if available. Many thanks! View the post with its 1 response
1888 Photo Identification

8/24/2011 5:02 PM I am trying to find where this Aron (Ark) is currently located. It was made by my grandmother's grandfather. This picture is from "A Guide to Jewish Art" by Michael Kaniel. View the post with its 1 response
19880 Translation - Yiddish

8/24/2011 5:01 PM I will be scanning a better copy of the image soon but would greatly appreciate any help you could give on this document (found on the back of a postcard, apparently mailed in 1909 (see date on photo). I can provide some clues of who i think it is from/ what translation others have done for me but would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me! View the post with its 9 responses
19918 Translation - Yiddish

8/21/2011 4:46 PM I would like a translation of the photo. The front of the photo is a young man in his 20's. I believe his name may be Mulia Topelson or Peisakh Topelson. View the post with its 5 responses
19919 Translation - Yiddish

8/21/2011 4:46 PM I would like a translation of the photo. The front shows an older gentlemen posing in an outdoor setting. View the post with its 5 responses
19920 Translation - Russian

8/21/2011 4:46 PM Please translate the two baby names in the photo. View the post with its 3 responses
19921 Translation - Russian

8/21/2011 4:46 PM Please translate the note on the back of this postcard. View the post with its 1 response
19914 Translation - Yiddish

8/21/2011 4:45 PM This is an old post card sent to my Grandmother from her brother in Poland before the war. I would appreciate any help in translating it. View the post with its 2 responses
19915 Tombstone

8/21/2011 4:45 PM Would greatly appreciate a translation of the Hebrew inscription on this stone. View the post with its 1 response
19916 Tombstone

8/21/2011 4:45 PM I would greatly appreciate a translation into English of this Hebrew inscription. View the post with its 2 responses
19917 Translation - Yiddish

8/21/2011 4:45 PM I would like a translation, if possible. The front of the photo shows three people, which appear to be mother, father and son. I believe the name of the mother may be Nekhama Gatof Topelson, the boy Peisach Topelson and the father Isaac Topelson. The photo may be from the Minsk area or from the town of Miedzyrzec in Poland. I believe the photo is from the '20s. View the post with its 4 responses
19909 Translation - Russian

8/21/2011 4:44 PM Birth registration of Blima Sosnowa from 1880. Would appreciate translation of key information. Thanks in advance. View the post with its 1 response
19910 Interpretation

8/21/2011 4:44 PM I am pretty sure this is a photo of my great great aunt, Henya Levine, who never immigrated to the states with the rest of her family. Can anyone identify the time period and ethnicity of the people in the photo. I am told my Levine family, like many others, came from Grodno Gobierna, Pinsk, Minsk or Jakovleva. Thank you for any help!
Dan Teitelbaum
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19911 Photo Identification

8/21/2011 4:44 PM Does anyone know the time period or the type of uniform that these two soldiers are wearing? Thank you so much.
Dan Teitelbaum
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19912 Photo Identification

8/21/2011 4:44 PM Is the man is this picture a rabbi, based on his clothing, or is he simply a highly respected man. I ask because my relatives say that he was referred to as Reb or Rev. Moshe Mordechai Lev. Thank you.
Dan Teitelbaum
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