Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy

M, b. 1801, d. 11 May 1876
Father*Rabbi Gershon Garkavy b. 1752, d. 1824
Mother*Badane Garkavy b. 1753
     Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy married Etl Benyaminova (?) Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy married Rivka Gershonova (?) Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy was born in 1801; per 1811 Revision List; 1858 Revision List. He was the son of Rabbi Gershon Garkavy and Badane Garkavy. Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy was born in 1805 at Nowogrudok. He died in 1872. He died on 11 May 1876 at Nowogrudok; 17 Iyar 5636. He died in 1877; per Yizkor book p. 42.
     Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy was also known as Moses Solomon Harkavy. He was Reb Moshe Harkavy
He was raised on the Torah, as were all his brothers, but he was an enterprising man and had chosen to become a merchant. He had a large wine and grocery store, which was well known in the whole district. One could buy there the dearest wines and the best delicatessen. The customers were mainly landowners from the surrounding district, who used to come often to Novogrudok to enjoy themselves and attend balls. He conducted himself in a modern manner: beautifully polished rooms, the merchandise arranged in good order with bookkeepers and salesmen in attendance, not at all as in a provincial town. His achnose (income) was considerable and he lived affluently. His demeanour was always that of a Jew and he always wore a yarmelke and was well dressed and tidy in his habits. Being a man of the world, he gave his children a worldly education, which was, non-the-less, in tune with a Jewish upbringing. He took a considerable interest in the affairs of the community and in matters of charity, to which, as a townsmen said, he gave a tithe of his achnose . He maintained his own kloyz (small synagogue) where the “aristocrats” of Novogrudok prayed, as did learned men and maskilim (followers of Haskala, meaning modern intellectuals). On the Sabbath, after the prayers, anyone from the kloyz who so desired, could come to his house for a kidish (a traditional drink). The tables were readied for them with all of the best. He was much esteemed and Reb Moyshe's name had the sound of authority in the town. He was also respected by the Russian officials and the land owners of the district. His contacts enabled him to be of help to the Jewish community (about his character see “Otrivki, vospominania” (Excepts, recollections) by Vladimir Harkavy in “Perezytoie” (Experiences) volume 4 pp 271-272. )
Bread was often distributed from his house to poor families. His wife Etl was in charge of the household expenses. She was the daughter of Reb Benjamin from Shereshov, of the Grodno gubernia. Reb Moishe died in 1877 at the age of 72. His wife died 5 years later. (Novogrudok Yizkor book p. 42.) He appeared on the census of 1806 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; appeared on the 1806 Revision List as Movsha GARKAVY, age 4. He appeared on the census of 8 November 1811 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; appeared on the 1811 Revision List as Movsha GARKAVY, age 10. He appeared on the census of 8 July 1816 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; appeared on the 1816 Revision List as Movsha GARKAVY, age 15. He appeared on the census of 1834 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; as Movsha GARKAVY, age 33. He appeared on the census of October 1850 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk; appeared on the 1850 Revision List as Movsha Gershonov GARKAVY, age 49. He appeared on the census of 22 May 1858 at Novogrudok, Novogrudok, Minsk.

Family 1: Rivka Gershonova (?) b. c 1801

Family 2: Etl Benyaminova (?) b. 1801, d. 1882

Rabbi Movsha Shlomo Garkavy married Etl Benyaminova (?)