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MY PERSONAL YICHUS (written by Libby Warren)
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For me, it began when I was a teenager, during the 1970s, sitting at my parents' Shabbos table. Oftentimes, my father would come home from shul and relate exciting stories about our sages. I would listen, facinated by our historic past.
It was during one such Shabbos meal that my father presented the story of the Noda B'Yehuda. I was suddenly transported back in time to cobblestone streets, winding roads, secret alleyways, and everything one imagines when thinking of 18th century Prague.
As I sat at the table, I wondered what it would be like to travel to Prague and walk the very streets that my ancestor had walked upon so long ago. My wish to actually experience that spriritual feeling became so strong, that right then I promised myself that someday I would travel to Prague.
In 1993, it was my good fortune to join hundreds of fellow descendants of the Noda B'Yehuda and travel to Prague to commemmorate the 200th Yarzeit of the Noda B'Yehuda. I brought a photocopy of my original family yichus brief with me hoping that it would lead to new information. The details of the yichus brief are presented here on this page.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION STATED BELOW HAS BEEN TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN LANGUAGE, AND IS NOT COMPLETE. GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED SHORTLY. THANK YOU.
THE YICHUS BRIEF
MY MATERNAL FAMILY YICHUS
R' YECHEZKEL LANDAU, THE NODA B'YEHUDA CHIEF RABBI IN PRAGUE (PRAHA) (1713-1793)- LIEBE (D.1790). HER FATHER WAS YAKOBKE. They had 8 children, including Shmuel Landau. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM WILL BE ENTERED SHORTLY.
R' SHMUEL LANDAU (D.1834) and HINDSCHE HELMAN = THEIR CHILDREN WERE: YOSEF, MOSHE, YARIT, YECHEZKEL, AND A DAUGHTER. MY GRANDFATHER R' ASHER LEMEL HALEVI LANDAU WAS THE 5TH DOR (GENERATION) BEN ACHAR BEN (FROM SON TO SON) A GRANDCHILD OF THE NODA B'YEHUDA THROUGH THE LINEAGE OF SHMUEL LANDAU. WE BELIEVE WE ARE MISSING ONE LINK AND WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION.
UNKNOWN LINK IN YICHUS - It is believed that we are missing this link. Any information or suggestions anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.
My great-great-great grandparents: R' LEIBISH (Yehuda) LANDAU (APPROX 1800-1860) and MALKA BAILA RAPPAPORT = SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF R' CHAIM HACOHEN RAPPAPORT OF LISSA, AND HER GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS THE LEGENDARY R' CHAIM HACOHEN RAPPAPORT THE RAV OF LEMBERG (LVOV). R' CHAIM HACOHEN RAPPAPORT of Lemberg wrote a responsa titled: Sha'alos and Teshuvos. R' CHaim Hacohen's grandfather was R' Meir the MaHaRam of Lublin (1600's). YEHUDA LEIBISH LANDAU and MALKA BAILA RAPPAPORT had 3 children: 1) Chaim Froim (Efraim), 2) Naftali: his children were: 2a) Herschel Landau of Dinov was the father of Yankel of Lemberg and 2b) Mendel of Pzemes was the father of the famous advocate Dr. Leibish Landau of Lemberg who served on the defense team of the Steiger's Process - Steiger Trial in Poland. In 1939, at the start of the Holocaust, R' Asher Lemel and his family went to Sanok to see a cousin, Shmuel. At dusk they went across a river. On the other side, was Lemberg. There, Leibish Landau's wife handed the keys to their country house in the suburbs. R' Asher Lemel and his family (including my mother who was only a child at the time) lived there until late Spring 1940.
My great-great grandparents: R' CHAIM FROIM (EFRAIM) LANDAU born in Dinov(APPROX 1830-1890) and TOBY DILLER = THEY LIVED IN DINOV (DYNOW). HER FATHER WAS R' BORUCH DILLER of DINOV; HER GRANDFATHER WAS R' SIMCHA DILLER who was from a shtetl near SANOK and is buried in the old cemetary in Sanok. Toby Diller's siblings were: R' WOLF DILLER who was a SON-IN-LAW OF REBBE REB HERSH MEILECH OF DINOV , ITZIKEL DILLER A DAYAN IN STRIZINSK, YITKE DILLER MARRIED TO YITZCHOK WOLF DILLER (a cousin) of Sanok, and SOSHE DILLER MARRIED TO SHMUEL WASSERMAN. CHAIM FROIM AND TOBY had 2 children: 1) Zishe born in Dinov, lived in Rimanov, Poland. Zishe had 2 sons who came to Sponscien prior to World War II to help my grandparents and their family: 1a) Leibish 1b) Moshe 2) Yitzchok Shmuel. Chaim Froim Landau was the son of Yehuda Leibish Landau, and the father of Yitzchok Shmuel Landau and Zishe.
My great-grandparents: R' YITZCHOK SHMUEL LANDAU born in Dinov (born approximately during the 1850s - died: it is believed that he either died sometime around 1919 or prior to that time) and BLIMA ZELLER (died prior to 1919, perhaps during WWI). THEY LIVED IN SANOK, BUT R' YITZCHOK SHMUEL WAS BORN IN DINOV (DYNOW). THEY HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN. YITZCHOK SHMUEL AND BLIMA had 3 children: 1)Suche married in Frankfurt to R' Mendel Schreiber who was a sofer. 2) Boruch married first Yehudis Reich in Poland: 1)Yachad (Julia) 2) Zev Wolf (Willie) 3) Betty. Then Boruch's wife died during World War 1 of an epidemic in Germany. He married a second wife and had 7 children. In total he had 10 children. Only 2 survived Willie Reich, and Yachad (Julia). He was the son of Chaim Froim Landau, and the father of Asher Lemel Landau. YITZCHOK SHMUEL WAS MARRIED ONCE BEFORE and had 2 daughters: 1) Faige 2) Malka Baila
My grandparents: R' ASHER LEMEL HaLEVI LANDAU (1888 SANOK-1950 USA) and CHAYA STIMLER (1898 Poland-1984 USA) = HE WAS THE 5th DOR (GENERATION) BEN ACHAR BEN 'SON AFTER SON' A GRANDCHILD OF THE NODA B'YEHUDA. Asher Lemel was sick as a child and the name Alter (elder) was added. At 18 years of age in 1906 he left Poland to avoid the army. During the early 1940'S, he dictated our yichus tree, and observed as it was being written. R' Asher Lemel was higly regarded by R' YOSEF CARLEBACH, THE CHIEF RABBI IN HAMBURG, GERMANY. CHAYA was the daughter of R' Pinchas Meir Stimler. R' Pinchas Meir was born in POland, and moved with his family to Germany in approximately 1904 upon the advice of Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam the Bobover Rabbi. R' Pinchas Meir was close with R' MEIR SHAPIRO OF LUBLIN who was known as the founder of the YESHIVAS CHACHMAI LUBLIN, and the initiator of the DAF HAYOMI. Many other great dignitaries of that era visited the home of R' Pinchus Meir Stimler. Asher Lemel Landau was the son-in-law of R' Pinchas Meir Stimler, and the son of Yitzchok Shmuel Landau.
A tremendous yasher koach to my dearest aunt Poly for her inquisitiveness and foresight as a young girl, and for her current interest in reviewing the details of our yichus with me. In 1941, upon her request, her father (my grandfather) R' Asher Lemel Landau dictated the yichus of our family tree to her. 61 years later, that fragile sheet of paper has become the family's yichus brief. Although the lineage is known to us, this valuable paper relates precise details including names of extended family members we would not have known of otherwise. All the information contained therein has been translated and inserted onto this page
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