Re: tombstone inscription #poland #galicia #rabbinic


David Shapiro
 

You are misreading the inscription. Not 'harabeinu' but 'harabani' meaning rabbi-like. i.e a person well learned in religious text, but not an official rabbi. Not 'minh' but 'mo[reinu]' which is indeed an honorific. 'Avrech' is taken from Gen. 41, 43, that Josef was referred to by that term, and Rashi quotes a medrash which explains that it means like a father (av) in wisdom but tender (rech) in year, i.e. a young scholar. There also not 'min' but the honorific 'mo[reinu]'.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

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