Acronym Puzzle: N I S F #general
I found this acronym, N.I.S.F., inscribed above the Peh"Nun on stones
of a husband and wife, buried in the USA. I cannot find a meaningful
expansion, although I'm assuming it must be a sort of "Rest in Peace."
The husband was Sephardic, and had been born in Holland; his wife in
It doesn't seem to match anything I have encountered before on
matzevot in German, French, Ladino, or Dutch. But then maybe this is
just something new for me.
Anyone have any good ideas?
Thanks in advance,
Beverly Hills, CA
Researching: GOLDMAN, STEINER, LANGER, GLUECKSMAN, STOTTER in various
parts of Galicia, Poland, such as: Nowy Targ, Wachsmund, Dembno,
Lopuszna, Ochotnica, possibly Krakow, who migrated into Kezmarok or
nearby Straszky/Nagy-Eor/Nehre, both now in Slovakia.
GOLDSTEIN in Abaujszina (Sena), Szkaros, Szikso, and Kosice, Slovakia;
KOHN and GOLDSTEIN in Tolcsva, Hungary