Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' / B'R Matzeva Inscriptions #rabbinic

Aaron Slotnik

Hello everyone,

I have several relatives with gravestone inscriptions that I'm
hoping this community will be able to help out with. I apologize if
it has been answered before, but I was unable to find it in the
archives. The inscription is "resh-yod" then the name or
"bet-yod-resh" then the name. I understand this means Rabbi or Reb,
and son of Rabbi. What did it take to earn this title? Is it
equivalent to an honorific Mister or were these individuals rabbis?
I would appreciate any suggestions for additional research into
this topic as well. Thanks in advance for your help.

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

WOROSHILSKY - Bialystok area, Poland
GOLDBERG - Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland
ZLOTNIK - Warsaw area, Poland
BLUM, KATZ, MARTON - Salaj and Maramures Counties, Romania

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