Photos of Rabbi Khaim Moshe Luban (1864-1928)
of Mikhailovka and Melitopol
and his wife Ester (c.1968-1929), daughter of Rabbi Pinkhas Komisaruk of
Grafskoy. Taken in Harbin, Manchuria en-route to the USA.
I am searching for a connection between the family Gutman
and the poet Shaul Tchernichovsky. The latter's parents were Tuviya Ben
Dov Gutman and his mother was Bilha Bat Shaul Karp. Why he adopted the
name Tchernichovsky is unknown to me. Tchernichovsky was born in
Mikhailovka just near the border of Crimea in
1875 and his parents came
from Mikhailovka and Kherson, respectively. If
there are connections to
other Gutmans or Guttmans, I would be interested in hearing.