Re: acrostics on tombstones #belarus


I noticed a similar acrostic on my grandfather's stone at a cemetery near
Chicago. Reading >from the top, it has the letters spelling his Hebrew name,
"Chanoch". followed by the Hebrew letters, Heh, Ayin, Nun, Yud, Chaf, which I would
spell, "Henich". I remember that his yiddish name as "Henach", so I presume
that the second word is a form of Yiddish kinnui of his Hebrew name. He was a
"Galitzianer" >from Kuty.

Harold J. Heyman
Glenview, IL

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