KATZOFF not Cohanim #names


Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

Many years ago I visited a Jewish heritage museum (name of which I
will leave out) in which the computer for name origins described
KATZOFF as a variant of KATZ which usually stands for KOHEN-TZEDEK .
The printout mentioned my brother's name as one of th "prominent
KATZOFFs in Israel.

The next time I visited my above mentioned brother, I mentioned to him
that I did not know we were Cohanim. As an orthodox Rabbi who was
concerned regarding "yichus" he contacted the museum to correct the
misleading data.

BTW, we spell our hebrew name with a "Kuf" and not a "kaf" (as in
Cohen) which should have tipped off the museum's name dept. But in
the english spelling it could be confusing.

Yoni Ben-Ari, Jerusalem

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