Re: English translation of words Chevra Adas #general

Stan Goodman <stan@...>

On Sat, 21 Apr 2001 20:21:50, Suee20@... opined:

Can anyone tell me what the words Chevra Adas means?
"Chevra" = "Society"
"Adat (Adas for Yiddish speakers)" is a genitive form of "Eidah",
which means "Flock" or "Congregation"

In respect to the synagogue you cite in another posting to this
newsgroup, the name of which contains these two words, the name is
grammatically defective, and should be "Chevrat Adat Wolkowiska"
(where the two Ts might be replaced by Ss in the accent used by the
congregants), which would mean "Society of the Congregation of
Wolkowisk" (the final A is dropped here, because it is a sign of the
genitive case in Russian).

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

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