4See the Online
Journal for additional articles of interest.
Rav-SIG is greatly indebted to Chaim
Freedman for donating the entire contents of his book Beit Rabbanan
(2001) for use on this web site. All infofile articles by Chaim Freedman
are excerpted from this source.
- Abbreviations and Titles in Rabbinic Names, by Chaim Freedman
- Famous Rabbis - a chart of more than 100 well-known rabbis known by
acronyms or titles of
their works, spanning the 11th through 20th centuries, with links
to additional sources of information.
- Famous Rabbinical Surnames, by
of Rabbinical Families
- a chart of more than 100 Ashkenazic and Sephardic surnames with variants, meaning,
century of origin, notes, and links to additional sources of information.
- The Rashi Descent, by Chaim Freedman -
origins of the great 11th-century Biblical and Talmudic commentator
and the roots of Ashkenazi rabbinical families.
- more than 300 essential resources for rabbinic genealogical
research, listed by category; indexed by author or by names in the
bibliography; includes brief reviews and excerpts from Beit
- Types of Rabbinic Information Sources
- a list of the main types of sources for rabbinic genealogical
research, including links to more information.