Shneur Zalman of Lyady #general


Dear Laura,
Do you know when your GGF Zalman's father died? It is possible that his
father died prior to his birth. The Shneur is sometimes used to mean that he was
born as a continuation of his father's memory.
Philip Leonard
Austin, TX

<< Laura Moss Gottlieb >from Wisconsin, USA asks:

" my own great-grandfather (c. 1851-1915), who was a pious man but not a
rabbi, whose name was Zalman DANKER, is referred to as "Shneur Zalman
Danker on his tombstone. Nobody in the family seems to know why....." >>

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