Shalshelet HaKabbalah – Gedaliah ibn Yahya

Shalshelet HaKabbalah – Gedaliah ibn Yahya

PDF file size about 180 MB – may take a few minutes to load… Gedaliah ibn Yahya ben Joseph (גדליה אבן יחייא בן יוסף), born in Imola, Italy, 1515 or 1526, was a Talmudist and Biblical chronologist. He studied in the Yeshiva at Ferrara under Jacob Finzi and...
Origins of Yahya, Charlap, and subsequent family branches

Origins of Yahya, Charlap, and subsequent family branches

By Gil Dekel, PhD. This article[1] traces the origins of the Yahya family, and their descendants: the Charlap family and subsequent branches (Budowla, Danowitz, Kiejsmacher, Grapa, Kopyto, Kur, Kuropatwa, Lapin, Lew, Lewin, Mankuta, Pakciarz, Pasternak, Parczewski,...
The Book of Destiny – Toledot Charlap – Chapter XXIX

The Book of Destiny – Toledot Charlap – Chapter XXIX

By Arthur F. Menton and Dr. Gil Dekel for additional notes {in brackets}, corrections, and images.   Chapter XXIX – The Family of Ze’ev Ben Avraham of Tykocin Page 483 Rabbi Ze’ev Ben Avraham Charlap and his wife Gittel established their home in...
The Historian R. Gedalya Ibn Yahya

The Historian R. Gedalya Ibn Yahya

By Dr. Abraham David. Edited by Dr. Gil Dekel. The closing period of the Middle Ages, from the Spanish Expulsion until the late sixteenth century, saw the appearance of Jewish historiographical compositions of varied length and quality. The majority were written by...
The Origin of the Surname Charlap – מקור השם חרל”פ

The Origin of the Surname Charlap – מקור השם חרל”פ

By Dr. Gil Dekel [לעיברית, ראו למטה] The Surname Charlap is acronym (such as the example of Rambam, which stands for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon). There are several suggestions to the meaning of the acronym of Charlap. There are also two roles the name served: at first the...
King David Dynasty: the Charlap family ascension.

King David Dynasty: the Charlap family ascension.

The ancestry lineage from King David down to the Exilarchs, Ibn Yahya (בן חיים) family, and Charlap (חרל”פ) family. — David, 2nd king of lsrael and Judah. b. ca 1040 B.C.E. Reigned ca 1004-968 {or 970, the year he died} B.C.E. {Reigned over the United Kingdom of Israel. Buried at King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel. דוד המלך. דָּוִד בֶּן יִשַׁי}.

The Book of Destiny – Toledot Charlap – Chapter XXIX

The Book of Destiny – Toledot Charlap – Chapter XXV

Charlap {חרל”פ} was the ancestral honorary title of our family. {The surnames} Ser and Kiejsmacher were arbitrary names assigned near the beginning of the nineteenth century. The Charlaps were descended from King David. Relatives who belonged on totally different branches of the family tree and who had never had connections with one another presented documents claiming Davidic ancestry.