JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Tombstone inscription #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-09-06 16:33:14 EDT, levinson@... writes:

<< Could anyone tell me the significance of the following two words on a
tombstone:

In order (R to L): hay-alepf-shin-hay, then hay-chet-shin-vov-bet-hay >>

==Ha'isha hechashuva: the "important" woman. An honorific epc for someone in
high community shanding. In males it's usually just "Hechashuv Yaakov ben
Yitzhak Avrahami" (i.e. it does no need qualification as a male. In Yiddish
often "Der Choschuver" reb Yaacov etc.

In Yiddish newspapers or books, you'll often see the editor or the readers
referred to as Choschuver/ven.

Michael Bernet
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seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.

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