Russ Maurer wrote:
On the tomb of a woman who died in Jodlowa (Galicia) in 1902, her father wasWell, I do not have specific knowledge about this occupation, but
generally about the occupations of rabbis:
In most cases, the rabbi's salary >from the community was insufficient
(and sometimes does not exist), and therefore, it was customary for
the rabbi to sell certain products, and he would receive exclusivity
for this business in his town, so that the community Could allow him
to make a decent living - without paying him.