Thursday, December 3, 2020

Fwd: Rabbi Usher Just

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mendy Brown <Mendybrown@inflightsupplies.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: Rabbi Usher Just
To: s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com>
‪Cc: Leslie Barany <lesbarany@gmail.com>, RCK <bonyhadbook@gmail.com>, Avraham Moshe Brown <abembrown@gmail.com>, Leslie Feldman <lyfeld@hotmail.com>, Robert (Leibi) Marcus <rmarcus44@gmail.com>, Larry Pfeffer <lpfeffer@gmail.com>, Shlomo Singer <solsinger54@gmail.com>, Eva Illes <illes.eva7@gmail.com>, shoshi horowitz <shoshihorowitz@gmail.com>, אילן גרינוולד <shorashimlife@gmail.com>, Leo & Ibi Brown <br0086@012.net.il>, Steven (Shragi) Feldman <jewishbonyhad@gmail.com>, Elana (Zwick) Kravitz <shlomoelana@gmail.com>, susan kimerling <kehillasbonyhad@hotmail.com>‬


All:
Hope all is well.
I'm speaking to my Father he should be well. This is what he told me.
Rabbi Just was the Melamid for the 6 year olds to 9 year olds. My father was in his class for those years.From 8:00 AM to 12:00PM everyday. He remembers him as a Gingy(red head) and a nice long beard. There was davining and then learning. The next year we starting Chumish. After that year was Gemara.
Rabbi Just lived in the complex where the schools were. There was a girls division as well and the were in the same class but different sides of the room. The classes were in Yiddish.

In fact the Kraus family is our family too. My Father's Mother is from family Marcus. They had 14 girls and 2 boys. One of these girls Sara (Sura) married Kraus Lezers father Yitzchok Moshe Kraus. If you are in Israel you are more than welcome to meet my Father and Mother. He has everything on his finger tips B"H.
Happy to be able to help.
Regards to all.
Mendy Brown


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 1, 2020, at 11:02 PM, s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com> wrote:


HELLO ALL
thank you for putting me together with so many nice people searching and putting together our old history 
will get you filled out the information very soon iy"h 
thanks 
samuel kraus

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM Leslie Barany <lesbarany@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi All,

I think Reuven having put Samuel Kraus in touch with Leo Brown in Israel was a good idea. 

I am including Moishe Brown, Leslie Feldman and Robert Marcus in this inquiry, all 2nd generation Bonyhad descendants 
living in the USA. Their extensive knowledge of Bonyhad history may include information about a Rabbi Usher Just that could be of help to Samuel Kraus. 
They will also be glad to learn of this new development, the contact that has been made with another descendant of Bonyhad and, through him, 
to his Great grandfather, Rabbi Usher Just and his writings, in case that information has been, previously, unknown to them.

Samuel, we try to assemble information for our Bonyhad archive. When you have some time for it, we would greatly appreciate if you could please fill out the attached questionnaire.
A few minutes ago, I spoke to Moshe Brown about your inquiry. He knows your Great grandfather's name from his own father, Pinchas Brown z"l, and can share (with us all) what he 
has learned about him.

I hope everyone is handling this difficult period well.

Best regards,

Leslie Barany
+212-363-0870 





On Nov 30, 2020, at 4:45 PM, RCK <bonyhadbook@gmail.com> wrote:

Maybe Mr. Brown? I don't know who else would know...

Zei Gezunt & Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew 

ORCiD LinkedIN | Google Scholar | Amazon



On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:41 PM s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com> wrote:  

hello thanks for your fast respond 
my great grandfather rabbi usher just, my fathers (r michael ber kraus) mothers (rivka kraus) father (reb michuel ber just) father, as my information he learned with children and herned with adults in shul, he was killed with all his children just from his son rabbi michael ber he was a rabbi in a shull in budapest was saved all his children he wrote few sforem that he gave out see 2 attaches rabbi david moskowitz (he was rabbi in bonyhad after the war) found in his house 12 booklets manuscript of sforem that i got recently, and i'm in middle of working to give it out hopefully very soon, 
do you know if there are any people still alive that lived in bonyhad before the war and remember some history? 
i ' m trying to get any more information i can get 
thank you very much 
samuel kraus










On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:01 AM RCK <bonyhadbook@gmail.com> wrote:    

I didn't write the book, it was my father's great-uncle who wrote it. I simply helped edit the Hebrew translation. I don't know anything off-hand about Rabbi Just/Juszt but there are a lot of Krausses and Juszts listed on the Bonyhad martyr list. I'm forwarding your email to others, maybe they have more info. Do you know anything else about your great-grandfather? Did he write any sefarim? What was his official position?

Zei Gezunt & Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew 

ORCiD LinkedIN | Google Scholar | Amazon



On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 4:49 AM s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com> wrote:  

hello my name is samuel kraus i foung out about your book it was very intresting for me as my great grandfather was rabbi usher just,
he was a rabbi in bunyhad he was killed in the world war 2 do you maybe have any history from him ?

 i m trying to put together some family history  

thanks 
samuel kraus


Fwd: Rabbi Usher Just


Zei Gezunt & Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew 

ORCiD LinkedIN | Google Scholar | Amazon



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mendy Brown <Mendybrown@inflightsupplies.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: Rabbi Usher Just
To: s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com>
‪Cc: Leslie Barany <lesbarany@gmail.com>, RCK <bonyhadbook@gmail.com>, Avraham Moshe Brown <abembrown@gmail.com>, Leslie Feldman <lyfeld@hotmail.com>, Robert (Leibi) Marcus <rmarcus44@gmail.com>, Larry Pfeffer <lpfeffer@gmail.com>, Shlomo Singer <solsinger54@gmail.com>, Eva Illes <illes.eva7@gmail.com>, shoshi horowitz <shoshihorowitz@gmail.com>, אילן גרינוולד <shorashimlife@gmail.com>, Leo & Ibi Brown <br0086@012.net.il>, Steven (Shragi) Feldman <jewishbonyhad@gmail.com>, Elana (Zwick) Kravitz <shlomoelana@gmail.com>, susan kimerling <kehillasbonyhad@hotmail.com>‬


All:
Hope all is well.
I'm speaking to my Father he should be well. This is what he told me.
Rabbi Just was the Melamid for the 6 year olds to 9 year olds. My father was in his class for those years.From 8:00 AM to 12:00PM everyday. He remembers him as a Gingy(red head) and a nice long beard. There was davining and then learning. The next year we starting Chumish. After that year was Gemara.
Rabbi Just lived in the complex where the schools were. There was a girls division as well and the were in the same class but different sides of the room. The classes were in Yiddish.

In fact the Kraus family is our family too. My Father's Mother is from family Marcus. They had 14 girls and 2 boys. One of these girls Sara (Sura) married Kraus Lezers father Yitzchok Moshe Kraus. If you are in Israel you are more than welcome to meet my Father and Mother. He has everything on his finger tips B"H.
Happy to be able to help.
Regards to all.
Mendy Brown


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 1, 2020, at 11:02 PM, s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com> wrote:


HELLO ALL
thank you for putting me together with so many nice people searching and putting together our old history 
will get you filled out the information very soon iy"h 
thanks 
samuel kraus

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM Leslie Barany <lesbarany@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi All,

I think Reuven having put Samuel Kraus in touch with Leo Brown in Israel was a good idea. 

I am including Moishe Brown, Leslie Feldman and Robert Marcus in this inquiry, all 2nd generation Bonyhad descendants 
living in the USA. Their extensive knowledge of Bonyhad history may include information about a Rabbi Usher Just that could be of help to Samuel Kraus. 
They will also be glad to learn of this new development, the contact that has been made with another descendant of Bonyhad and, through him, 
to his Great grandfather, Rabbi Usher Just and his writings, in case that information has been, previously, unknown to them.

Samuel, we try to assemble information for our Bonyhad archive. When you have some time for it, we would greatly appreciate if you could please fill out the attached questionnaire.
A few minutes ago, I spoke to Moshe Brown about your inquiry. He knows your Great grandfather's name from his own father, Pinchas Brown z"l, and can share (with us all) what he 
has learned about him.

I hope everyone is handling this difficult period well.

Best regards,

Leslie Barany
+212-363-0870 





On Nov 30, 2020, at 4:45 PM, RCK <bonyhadbook@gmail.com> wrote:

Maybe Mr. Brown? I don't know who else would know...

Zei Gezunt & Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew 

ORCiD LinkedIN | Google Scholar | Amazon



On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:41 PM s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com> wrote:  

hello thanks for your fast respond 
my great grandfather rabbi usher just, my fathers (r michael ber kraus) mothers (rivka kraus) father (reb michuel ber just) father, as my information he learned with children and herned with adults in shul, he was killed with all his children just from his son rabbi michael ber he was a rabbi in a shull in budapest was saved all his children he wrote few sforem that he gave out see 2 attaches rabbi david moskowitz (he was rabbi in bonyhad after the war) found in his house 12 booklets manuscript of sforem that i got recently, and i'm in middle of working to give it out hopefully very soon, 
do you know if there are any people still alive that lived in bonyhad before the war and remember some history? 
i ' m trying to get any more information i can get 
thank you very much 
samuel kraus










On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:01 AM RCK <bonyhadbook@gmail.com> wrote:    

I didn't write the book, it was my father's great-uncle who wrote it. I simply helped edit the Hebrew translation. I don't know anything off-hand about Rabbi Just/Juszt but there are a lot of Krausses and Juszts listed on the Bonyhad martyr list. I'm forwarding your email to others, maybe they have more info. Do you know anything else about your great-grandfather? Did he write any sefarim? What was his official position?

Zei Gezunt & Kol Tuv,

Reuven Chaim Klein

Beitar Illit, Israel

Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew 

ORCiD LinkedIN | Google Scholar | Amazon



On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 4:49 AM s kraus <skraus0694@gmail.com> wrote:  

hello my name is samuel kraus i foung out about your book it was very intresting for me as my great grandfather was rabbi usher just,
he was a rabbi in bunyhad he was killed in the world war 2 do you maybe have any history from him ?

 i m trying to put together some family history  

thanks 
samuel kraus


Friday, July 3, 2020

Bonyhad Hazkarah 2020

Bonyhád Hazkara

Sunday July 12, 2020 - כ׳ בְּסִיוָן תש''פ

10 AM New York – 5 PM Israel


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Israel and New York members of Kehilas Bonyhád will NOT be able to meet in person, as we have every previous year on the quickly approaching Yahrzeit of our ancestors and relatives. This year our Hazkara will have to be conducted virtually via the easy to use group meeting platform Zoom: https://zoom.us

We are hoping this will be a one time event and that next year we will be able to get together in person again.

In the meantime, Zoom offers us a unique opportunity to for the first time have a global Hazkara with participants in Israel, N. America and Europe.

To facilitate testing entry to Zoom and audio/video it is possible to enter the Zoom session 2 hours before the actual event start time and stay connected until up to 2 hours after estimated event end for informal encounters with participants.

To request an invitation to the Zoom session, please contact: 

Mr. Les Barany (New York) lesbarany@gmail.com

Mr. Larry Pfeffer (Jerusalem) lpfeffer@gmail.com