Re: The Kohen sign #general


In a message dated 7/22/2004 9:52:16 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
According to family legend, my great grandmother's brother-in-law, Leib
RIBINSKI, changed his name to Lewis COHEN when he wound up in England
(with wife Celia, my great grandmother's sister), and that he chose
Cohen because he was a Kohanim. >>>

==purely on a matter of language, Cohen/Kohen is singlu\\ular, Kohanim is
plural only.

It is perfectly true that he changed his name to Cohen, but would the story
of a RIBINSKI being a kohanim hold water? >>>

==You'll have to check synagogue records, tombstones and names of male
ancestors and male siblings. No reason why RIBINSKI cannot be a Kohen. Perhaps
(like my mggf, not a Kohen) he is >from Rybnik in Silesia.

Michael Bernet, New York

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