Thank you to Liel Baran
- Dear Liel,
Thank you for the advice about the Israeli telephone
directory. I had never thought about it although I
use International directories all the time finding
Alznauers. The problem is that I don't know what the
married last names of the daughters and my only
friends who read Hebrew are in Los Angeles not San
Fancisco where I am.
After I posted here I emailed the online Jerusalem
Posst editors and they have not answered.
And, yes, my family really published the Jerusalem
Post and edited it and then Ted became the editor
later. My great aunt and uncle raised funds in the US
in hope of founding the state of Israel and they went
to Palestine every year. Eventually they just lived
in Israel and came back every year to the US to keep
their citizenship. I have photos of Ida Lurie being
honored in America for her prodigious fundraising.
They were quite well known in Israel in their day.
When I lived in Europe I met older Israelis who had
known them while they were alive. They said everyone
at a certain level of society and government knew
Jacob and Ida Lurie.
I just wish I could find their daughters and any
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:06:12 -0000
> From: "biranliel" <liel@...>
> Subject: Re: Introduction and Irritating Surname
> One way would be to get help from someone who knows
> Hebrew and look
> up the name in the Israeli online directory at
> You could bulk-mail a letter to them all.
> If they were "the" editors of the Jerusalem Post,
> then it might be
> simpler to write or call that newspaper's office and
> ask if they can
> help you.
> Good luck.
> Liel Biran (Birnbaum)
> Kfar Saba
> BIRNBAUM / BERGMAN / KRISCHER / PAIKIN / HALPERIN
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> <petiealz@y...> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I've been lurking here a while. My name is
> Alexandra Alznauer and
> > I "moderate" a Yahoo Group for Alznauers
> > I am Jewish on my mother's side. I am also
> descended from a
> > named Alexander, probably from Prussia (Isaac
> Abraham Alexander
> > c. 1850's-early '60's married to Augusta Bloom
> (Blume)b. c. 1850's
> > probably Berlin). They lived in Troy, N.Y.
> > I am also related to the Silverman siblings of
> > Greenfield Center and Troy, N.Y.: Shmuel Aharon,
> Louis, Morris,
> > (Abraham Isaac), Ida and Fanny. Abe married ara
> Karp. The
> > Silvermans might have been from the Gubernia of
> > IDA MARRIED A LURIE AND THEY PUBLISHED THE
> JERUSALEM POST IN
> > after fundraising for Palestine ro become the
> State of Israel for
> > years. Their son TED LURIE WAS THE EDITOR OF THE
> JERUSALEM POST.
> > AM TRYING TO FIND HIS 2 DAUGHTERS IN ISRAEL OR
> THEIR CHILDREN.
> > DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO LOCATE MY
> ISRAELI COUSINS?
> > Alexandra Alznauer
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