Re: Female Maiden Name on Headstone #belarus #general #russia #names #translation

Steven M. Greenberg


Thank you that is very helpful and not easily searchable information, so I appreciate the expertise.

One final question.  This particular headstone says "Esther Elyevna" which I have learned is the female patrynomic for Esther daughter of Eli?  Or is this possibly understood as Esther the Levite or Esther the Levi?
I am not sure how Russian headstones addressed this common Hebrew custom of calling out the "tribe" on the headstone.

Best regards,


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