Re: Question about Jewish Names, etc.
>Omelianchik and Onodi are Jewish. Whatabout<br>>Slater (from Australia)? I was also thinking<br>>that
a gymnast by the name of Strazheva may be
>Jewish, but that name<br><br>Plenty of Jews have"non-Jewish" surnames, and plenty of people who aren't Jewish
have surnames that sound Jewish (example: me), but I
don't think that any of the names you're mentioning
sound particularly Jewish.<br><br>If a Bell can be
Jewish, I guess a Slater could be Jewish, too, but Slater
is not a "Jewish name."<br><br>>Also, I hope this
non-PC question doesn't <br>>offend anyone, but how
reliable is it to guess <br>>at a person's Jewishness
by a certain facial<br>>look and/or facial
features?<br><br>In all fairness, of course lots of Jews "look
Jewish" -- in other words, Mediterranean. But a huge
percentage don't, and I'm sure there are plenty of
Christians throughout Europe who look extremely
Mediterranean. So, you may get lucky with a few guesses, but I
don't think the results will be worth all the flames
you get from people who get upset by the suggestion
that some people "look Jewish."<br><br>In general, the
best way to figure out which gymnasts are Jewish is
probably to ask any Jewish amateur gymnasts, amateur-level
coaches or sports writers you can find.
- I am looking for the surnames ZILBERMAN, KARP and EPSTEIN of
Yarburg, Lithuania and JUDKOWSKY of Serednik, Lithuania.
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> I have just begun to research my European roots.
> Have learned that my maternal grandfather was from
> Yurburg, Lithuania. The family name was eithrn Arnstein or
> Arshtein. Looking for any possible relatives....