Re: Viewmate request - Hebrew phrase on tombstone #translation


I see that you have already received responses to your question.

To be specific, the abbreviation consists of the letters Shin-Alef.  The Shin stands for the word "shem", name.  The Alef stands for "Imo" (his mother) or "Imah" (her mother), as appropriate.  Occasionally, there is a Vav at the beginning, representing the word "and".
Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

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