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Paul Jacobi (Königsberg,
1911 - Jerusalem, 1997) was a doyen of Jewish genealogy in his time. He
half a century meticulously investigating the lineages of leading
mainly rabbinic, families. These erudite volumes are the product of his
Running to 2,300 pages in all, and containing countless family trees
many centuries, they are a cornucopia of genealogical knowledge and
data of relevance
to all family historians and scholars working on Ashkenazi Jewry.
should check the Surname
Index for mentions of their specific families.
Jacobi held that a
core-group of some 80 élite families dominated Ashkenazi
Jewry from its
beginnings. To test his theory, he investigated over 450 families to
levels of detail, using the considerable resources available to him in
Jerusalem. Of these, he took over 100 studies to completion. None of
researches, however, was published during his lifetime. On his death,
manuscripts were placed in the National Library of Israel. Two decades
this invaluable genealogical compendium, Jacobi’s life-work,
is being published
for the first time.
Volume 1: 8½" x 11" 544 pp. hardcover $79.00
Volume 2: 8½" x 11" 572 pp. hardcover $79.00
Volume 3: 8½" x 11" 602 pp. hardcover $79.00
Volume 4: 8½" x 11" 580 pp. hardcover $79.00
All four volumes $279.00
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