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Letters from Levi Yitzkhak Lederman, 28 December 1912 Receive US

put up continues translation of letters and postcards in Yiddish (and,
typically, Hebrew and a little bit little bit of Russian) despatched
to Morris Lederman, who immigrated to america in 1910. Most of
the correspondence, resembling this one, have been despatched by Morris’ father Levi
Yitzkhak. F
or additional background, see the primary put up on this collection.

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Letters from Levi Yitzkhak Lederman, 28 December 1912 Receive US Obtain US


Translation by Esther Chanie Dushinsky.

[Notes in blue as well as those at the end of the post are
mine. For ease of reading, I have
added paragraph breaks in the translation.]


Baranovka, 29 December 1912

Addressed to: 

Mr. Morris Liderman

92 Blossm St.

Lynn Mass



[side 1]

Friday, Parashas Bo

December 28, 1912 [Russian (Julian calendar) date] [1]


My pricey and beloved son Mr. Moshe – Shalom – Mordekhai, ought to dwell.


It’s Friday 2 pm. I’m house for Shabbos. Thank God everybody in our house is wholesome and complete. 


Zavel was right here this week for 2 days. He got here on Tuesday and left yesterday, Thursday. There is no such thing as a information with him. He’s a _____ and that is it. In fact he would _____ already be _____ no less than [sutchold?] – he informed me that he wrote a letter to you. Almost certainly you obtained it already. What did he write to you about his opinions? 


There is no such thing as a information right here, aside from the actual fact that there’s a nice disaster right here in Russia. The conflict, the Balkans is inflicting us.[2]


Other than that, our brethren in Russia have it very unhealthy. Every single day new decrees, one after one other. They’re torturing us sadly with out mercy. And we’re awaiting some conflict in Russia. What are the American papers writing about it? [3]


Moshe-le, what’s information at your finish? We’re all unhappy over you. We already see the success that you’ve got revamped there. We perceive out of your letters that you simply should not have a penny and that on the whole there isn’t any level in you being there. And so, my son, my son, write one thing in regards to the full reality. What is going on on with you?


[side 2]


I assumed that I’ll know the sincere reality from you always, as a result of I imagine in you, that you’re an sincere man. And so my son, write to me one thing in regards to the reality and also you opinion on the “Prizov.”


From me, your father that worries about you.

_____ _____


Mom, ought to dwell, Faiga, Shakhna and the youngsters, Sarah are greeting you warmly and really pleasant. 


1. The put up card was written on 28 December 1912 and postmarked the next day. 28 December was equal to 2 Shevet 5673 within the Jewish calendar and 10 January 1913 within the Gregorian calendar (in use then, as now, in america). Within the Torah studying Parashas Bo, the final three plagues impression the Egyptians: locusts, darkness and, lastly, loss of life of the first-born. The Israelites go away Egypt and obtain the commandment to watch Passover. See, “Parashat Bo: Abstract,” MyJewishLearning.com ( : accessed 23 October 2022).

2. That is doubtless referring to the primary of two Balkan Wars. In October 1912, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia attacked the Ottoman Empire with the aim of ousting them from Europe. The Treaty of London in Could 1913, ended the combating and a lot of the Ottoman Empire’s rule in Europe. Russia supported the anti-Ottoman combatants as a result of it sought entry to the Mediterranean by way of the Black Sea. See, “Balkan Wars,” Wikipedia.com ( : accessed 23 October 2022).

3. Whereas particular decrees by the Czar weren’t coated usually by newspapers within the USA, the Boston Globe did publish an article, “Discontent in Russia,” on 12 Could 1912 (Newspapers.com : accessed 23 October 2022).

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