JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Levites or not? #general


Martin Davis <dawidowicz@...>
 

Minor mistakes on katubot are par for the course. Often the masons
in the US and UK were/are not Jewish and although they could/can
carve Hebrew letters they are reliant on the family or a local rabbi
to provide them with the text to copy. However, it would be a pretty
big mistake to carve H'Levi as this would confer on the dead person a
particular and often coveted status and would require all those
present at the funeral (including the officiating rabbi) to
acknowledge that status.
Martin Davis
London (UK)

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