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Submitted by Amoz Chernoff

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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 5/18/2014 5:51 PM
Family Surname: Tchernichovsky/Mordechai Halevi Epstein
Country: Belarus
Town: Slonim
Date of Image: 1880's
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For some time, I have been tracing my father's family genealogy. I have been able to locate a number of references which may pertain to this effort which are written in Hebrew using some words that may have equivocal meanings. I will provide 4 scans of relevant publications (in Viewmate) for which I would appreciate help in deciding whether legitimate relationships exist.

The first is a flyleaf page from the book Gevuroth HaAri (second edition) on which a grandson (Israel Halevi Epstein) of the authors (Ephraim Mordechai and Shlomo Zalman Halevi Epsteins) writes to my father (Isaiah Chernichovsky) indicating that his Neched (?grandfather), Gaon Shraga Feitel of Slonim is mentioned on page 17 of the book.

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5/18/2014 11:27 PM Neched is granson.
Here is written that Isaiah is the grandson of Shraga Feitel who is mentioned in the book
5/19/2014 8:56 AM the dictionary definition of "nekhed" is grandson, but it is also used more generally to mean descendant.

it looks like a pre-printed form, used for sending complimentary (?) copies of the book to persons mentioned in, or related to, the book. because hebrew uses a different word order than english, translating word-by-word is incorrect; it is addressed to your father, "the grandson of the gaon shraga feitel".

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