Leah Abramsky  ‎(I0005)‎
Married Name: Leah Abramsky Rubinstein
Given Names: Leah
Surname: Abramsky

Gender: FemaleFemale

Birth: about 1846 56
Death: before 1879 ‎(Age 33)‎

Personal Facts and Details

Leah married Rubinstein whose family name was actually Gvorin. As often happened in those days - to avoid army service, they changed the names of the three boys, so that one was called Rubinstein, another Gvorin, the other Dunitz.

This was not the end of the story - many years later, in Israel, some relative married without knowing of the relationship only discovered when a common relative attended the wedding!

Yehuda Rubinstein rented some woodland in Pyesk but was not too good with figures especially when dealing with the land-owner, the Porets, and occasionally had to call in his wife Leah to help. In the beginning he was quite successful and became rich, but later thieves used to cut down the trees and he couldn't report it to the police because the thieves were Jewish. Eventually he became impoverished.

He was a learned and well-loved man. When he was old, he was chosen to be the representative of the Jewish community and got paid for his work.

When he died at the beginning of the 20th Century, he left behind him five sons. On his grave is written "These are the five sons who will light the world".

Leah was known as a woman with a heart of gold and a clear mind. The story is told that on one Shabbat she was called urgently to a gentile neighbour who felt ill. Leah called the doctor and then went to buy some medicine even though it was Shabbat.

It was also said that while she was cooking, she used to listen to her sons talking about their studies and when she heard a mistake she immediately corrected them.

Their sons were:
1.Shlomo Zalman:

He married Chayah-Zisl, his cousin, when he was 18 and she was 13, having been betrothed to her when he was 5 and she was a day old. He was a more serious individual and she was somewhat frivolous ‎(see under Chayah-Zisl)‎ and they were divorced after 8 years of marriage when their son,Yitzhak, was 5 and their daughter,Fruma Basha ‎(Batya)‎ was 2.
For Yitzhak and Fruma Basha see under Chaya-Zisl.

Shlomo Zalman remarried, also a Chayah and had 3 more children: Malka Rayzel, Chaim Moshe and Sara Rivka.

3.Menachem Mordechai;
4.Yisroel Meir;
5.Chaim Hersh

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Family with Parents
Shimon Shmaryahu Abramsky ‎(I0001)‎
Birth about 1790 20 Bialystok
Death about 1887 ‎(Age 97)‎ Dashkovtze
‎(unknown)‎ Sarah ‎(I0002)‎
Birth   est.Lune
Death before 1878 Dashkovtze

Marriage: about 1840 -- Est Lune
-4 years
Chaim Heshel ‎(Zvi)‎ Abramsky ‎(I0007)‎
Birth about 1836 46 Est Dashkovtze
Death before 1881 ‎(Age 45)‎ Russia
6 years
Shifrah Abramsky ‎(I0004)‎
Birth about 1842 52 Dashkovtze
Death   Est Pyesk or Peski
2 years
2 years
Leah Abramsky ‎(I0005)‎
Birth about 1846 56
Death before 1879 ‎(Age 33)‎
4 years
Mordechai Zalman Abramsky ‎(I0006)‎
Birth about 1850 60 Dashkovtze
Death 1936 ‎(Age 86)‎ Zaludok
Moshe Aaron Abrahams ‎(I0008)‎
Birth after 1850 60 Dashkovtze or Bialystok
Death about 1885 ‎(Age 35)‎ Bialystok
Family with Yehuda Rubinstein
Yehuda Rubinstein ‎(I0030)‎
Birth   Est Pyesk or Peski
Death about 1900 Est Pyesk or Peski
Leah Abramsky ‎(I0005)‎
Birth about 1846 56
Death before 1879 ‎(Age 33)‎

Marriage:   -- Unknown
Shlomo Zalman Rubinstein ‎(1)‎ ‎(I0031)‎
Birth about 1855 9 Pyesk or Piesk
Death about 1937 ‎(Age 82)‎ Est Pyesk or Peski