Re: Akiva and Itsko -- same name?
- From: tomk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (tom)
- Date: 18 Aug 2011 14:30:22 -0700
Akiva (Yaakov) and Itzko (Yitzhak) are completely different names.
Having said that, they could refer to the same person, if there is an error in either transcription (always check the original documents), or some other mistake.
Look at item #106 near the bottom of this page:
<http://www.leimanlibrary.com/texts_of_publications.html>; a quick glance through
2 of the 3 lists of students turned up a possible Avraham Yitzhak in each, plus a little bit more information.
tom klein, toronto
David Laskin <laskin.david@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am researching my great-grandfather, whose name in Yiddish was Avram Akiva HaKohen -- or in Russian Kaganovich or Kahanovich. I believe he attended the Volozhin Yeshiva in the 1870s. I have come upon a list of Volozhin Yeshiva students from 1879 with one Abram Itsko Kagan (this is translated from the Cyrillic script). Could this be my great-grandfather? Is there any relation between the names Itsko and Akiva?
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