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Abraham Gorrelick

I8432   Male Abt 1882 -       Has no ancestors but 5 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Abraham Gorrelick 
    Born Abt 1882  Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I8432  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2007 

    Spouse / Partner Sarah R. Cohen
              b. Abt 1882 
    Married Abt 1905 
    Married: 1x1. Benjamin H. Gorrelick
              b. 4 Jun 1906, Volozin, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Feb 1998  (Age 91 years)
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    Last Modified 5 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F3034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • My father, Benjamin Gorrelick was born in Volozin, in 1907; his father was Abraham Gorrelick ( a melamed) and his mother was Sarah Cohen. My grandfathear came to this country before the firstworld war broke out and then the rest of the family had to wait until the war was over to come to N.Y. City, in 1921. My grandmother came with her four children, Sol, Nettie, Lillian and myfather, Benjamin who the eldest. My grandfather was a Hebrew teacher, in New York and my father went to the Dewitt Clinton Elementary School, which he did in a year and a half and eventuallywent to City College; then he became a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Most of his rabbinic career (49 years) was spent in Detroit, Michigan. He died in 1998. Does anyone recognizethe name "GORRELICK" or Cohen from Volozin? ------------------------- Elisheva Gorrelick Ellis ( -------------------------------------------- Subject: Re: a note on theguest book---- Shalom Eilat--------------------Sorry for the scum on the guest book It's a real disaster. As for Avraham Gorrelick, Yes, the late Mr. Reuven Rogovin wrote some "figuresdrawing's about our Melamdim". The fourth drawing (the last one) he dedicated to "The Teacher-Melamed, Rabbi Avraham Gorrelick" (page 484 on the Volozhin Yizkor Book). Reading it one can feelMr. Rogovin's big esteem and love for his Rabbi and Teacher. Here is the word-to-word translation from Hebrew to English I accomplished after receiving your Email: I should post online at theJewishgen site-Volozhin Yizkor Book section, the English version after its final edition. ---- -------- The Melamed and Teacher, Rabbi Avraham Gorellick, By Reuven Rogovin (VYB page484)----From Hebrew by M. Porat --- ...........................Last but not least, was my teacher; Reb Avrom Gorelik. His Heyder was a reformed Heyder. Mr. Gorrelick was an enlightened andeducated teacher, who endlessly loved the Hebrew language. He was the first pioneer in Volozhin and its vicinity to introduce the Hebrew language in the Heyder as a subject of learningobligation. On the Heyder wall was suspended an announcement written in huge letters "SPEAK HEBREW!" Hebrew became for the first time a subject of learning duty the same as Mathematics,Geography, History etc. At those times, it was a novelty, a changeover in the education method. As a teacher he was strict and pedantic, demanding from his pupils' such accomplishments whichwere seen as "unobtainable". He allocated me two days only to learn by heart a Bialik's poem "The Slaughter City". Two days he allocated also to learn Bialik's "Dead of the Desert". For "TheHamatmid" he gave me three days and to learn by heart Yalag's "Between the Lion's teeth" one single day only. The Heyder was situated inside Rohke the Widow's (Rohke Di Almone) apartment onthe Smorgon Street (Smorgoner Gass), near to Hayim Der Shnayder (the Taylor) house. On the second year of its existence, the Heyder removed to Brovarna Street near "Avrom Der Vafernik's"house. Reb Hayim der Shnayder used to enter the Heyder at evening hours and to enjoy himself extremely when he heard the "Moyshelakh" and "Shloymelah" speaking loudly in the Holy Language.Allthe children, Reb Gorrelick's students, apart of "Mihl Lea Dines" and the writer of these lines had been slaughtered in one single day, together with their loving admirer Reb Hayim derShnayder. "Swords were pulled out and bows tensed by wicked godless murderers to defeat poor and pauper and to slaughter the right and honest" (Book of psalms 37, 14)
      - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 22:22:26 (EST)