Re: Headstone translation help - Hebrew #translation


Rodney Eisfelder
 

Karen,
The date is on the stone is 8 Iyar 5697, which corresponds to 19-Apr-1937. That means he must have died after sundown on 18-Apr-1937 (the hebrew day starts at sundown). The difference from the earlier transcription is easily explained. Hay/Chet and Vav/Zayin are letter pairs that are easily confused.

I hope this helps,
Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

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