JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Chaver #general
Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
Khaver in modern Hebrew means a friend or a member of an organization. But
that has nothing to with its use on a tombstone.
Khaver is an informal title used when referring to a learned person or
religious functionary such as a Shokhet or Khazan, who does not have
It is in use particularly on tombstones or when calling up such a person to
the Torah or in correspondence.
Petah Tikvah, Israel
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