The following is a listing of all announcements
and new items added
to this web site.
- November 29, 2002. Three articles by
Yehuda Klausner published in the Online
Journal: European Rabbis Throughout the
Generations, and The Hassidic Rabbinate, Parts I
and II. Origin of the generations of Ashkenazic
rabbis and rabbinic families, the foundation of
the Hasidic movement and its organization into
- November 21, 2002. Article published in
the Online Journal: Rabbinic
Succession in Bukhara 1790-1930, by Giora
Fuzailoff. Factors in becoming Chief Rabbi of
Bukhara (in present day Uzbekistan) and the
development of the Jewish community.
- November 7, 2002. American
and Canadian Rabbis in the Samuel Ephraim Tiktin
Collection - a list of 205 rabbis whose
biographies may be found in the collection,
located at the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research.
- October 14, 2002. Infofiles section
expanded with many new subjects. See the Infofiles
Index for a table of contents.
- October 14, 2002. The chart of Surnames
of Rabbinical Families has been updated,
including links to articles in JewishEncyclopedia.com.
- September 29, 2002. Article published in
the Online Journal: The
Reliability of Genealogical Research in Modern
Rabbinic Literature, by Rabbi Meir Wunder. How
modern rabbinic genealogy began and which sources
- September 25, 2002. Article published in
the Online Journal: Web
Site Review: JewishEncyclopedia.com, reviewed by
Lawrence D. Weinberg. This site features the
unedited contents of the original Jewish
Encyclopedia (1901-1906). Tips on how to search
and navigate the site are included in the review.
- September 12, 2002. The Research
Groups Project has been launched. Find
out how to start your own
- August 27, 2002. Announcement: The entire
Encyclopedia, published 1901-1906, is now
- August 26, 2002. Article published in the
Online Journal: Meorei
Galicia: Encyclopedia Lekhakhmei Galicia
(Encyclopedia of Galician Sages), by Rabbi Meir
Wunder. Reviewed by Chaim Freedman; a description
of this five-volume work, including translation of
part of the Auerbach family entries.
- August 23, 2002 Article published in the
Fathers of Jewish Genealogy, by David Einsiedler,
authors who made great contributions to Jewish genealogy and their works.
- May 18, 2002. Now online - 1,362 surnames
and 324 cities and towns listed in Indexes
to Meorei Galicia: Encyclopedia of Galician
Sages. (See Databases)
- May 16, 2002. A Site Index
of more than 2,000 names found in the
static pages of this web site has been created.
This index will be updated as new material is added.
- May 13, 2002. Rav-SIG First Annual Report issued.
- April 8, 2002. The Glossary
has been expanded and updated. (See Infofiles)
- April 5, 2002. A major project has
been launched, the comprehensive Rav-SIG
Bibliography, with more than 300 resources for
rabbinic genealogical research. Read a review in Avotaynu's
What's New? Internet Magazine, Vol. 3, No.
6 - April 7, 2002. (See Infofiles)
- April 2, 2002. Article published in the Online Journal,
Rabbinic Families," by Dr. Neil Rosenstein.
Originally published in Avotaynu,
The International Review of Jewish Genealogy,
- March 29, 2002. Four new articles by
Sarina Roffé have been added to the Online Journal:
- "Kassin Rabbinic Dynasty
- "Sephardic Rabbis Impact Halachah"
- "Sephardic Rabbis: Four Short Biographies"
- "Rabbi Murad Maslaton, A Great Leader"
- February 9, 2002. Learn more about our Board
and Committee members. (See About
- February 7, 2002. Authors wanted to
contribute to the Guide to Rabbinic Research
& FAQ, now under construction.
Contact RavSIG Webmaster for further information. (See Infofiles)
- December 28, 2001. Added to the
Beginner's page: "How to Begin
Searching Rabbinic Ancestry: A Short Primer,"
by Rabbi Mordechai Schlanger. (See Infofiles)
- December 14, 2001. New
article in the Online Journal,
I Discovered My Rabbinic Ancestry," by Arthur
- November 26,
2001. Two new articles published in the Online Journal
We Prove Descent from King David?" and
From King David - Part II," both by David
Einsiedler; originally published in Avotaynu,
The International Review of Jewish Genealogy.
November 22, 2001. Article published in the Online Journal,
"The Oldest Jewish Dynasty: A
3400-Year Line of Descendants," by David
Einsiedler. Originally published in Roots-Key,
Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Los Angeles, Spring 1997.
- November 14, 2001. Article published in the
You a Descendant of King David? A Look at Rabbinic
Sources," by David Einsiedler, originally
published in Roots-Key, Journal of the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, Spring
- October 5, 2001. Index
to all articles on rabbinic genealogy in GenAmi
has been added to the Bibliography. (See Infofiles)
- October 2, 2001. The Links
been updated and expanded. If you would like to submit a new link, contact Links Chairperson, Jake
- September 28, 2001. New
article, "Early History
of the Rabbinical Weil Family (Clarifying Some
Historical Errors)," by Werner L. Frank,
published in the Online Journal.
- September 28, 2001. We
have begun to construct a list of surnames
of rabbinical families.
A site search facility has been added to every
page in the web site. (See Infofiles)
- September 16, 2001. We
have begun to construct a list of famous rabbis,
by titles of their rabbinic works or by acronyms
of their works or names. (See Infofiles)
- September 6, 2001. The
Committee is now accepting contributions of
resources to its comprehensive rabbinic research
bibliography. (See Infofiles)
- August 22, 2001. The Rav-SIG Online Journal
has been launched with "The
Children of Rabbi Meir ben Isaac Eisenstadt, also
known as MaHaRaM ASh or Panim
Meiroth," with an introduction by Bernard
- August 21, 2001. The Rav-SIG
Steering Committee has established an Advisory
Board of experts in rabbinic genealogy, Executive
Board, and Committees. See About
Us for further information and opportunities
- August 21, 2001. Index
to Articles on Rabbinic Genealogy in Avotaynu,
The International Review of Jewish Genealogy
has been updated and now includes all articles to
date, including authors' names. (See Infofiles)
- May 14, 2001. Rav-SIG web
site and Discussion Group mailing list officially
- March, 2001. Rav-SIG
Steering Committee established. (See About