Re: Deciphering Gravestone #translation


Stephen Weinstein
 

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 11:04 AM, Lee Jaffe wrote:
) If Ari Leib's father is a kohein, wouldn't that make Ari Leib a kohein?   If so, wouldn't that be included in Ari Leib's "title"?  Or was it considered implied?

2) Does the designation shochet vbodeck refer to Shalom or Ari Leib?  I assume it belongs to Shalom but I'm unclear about the syntax of the inscription.
Both HaCohen and the occupation refer to the son (although that does mean that the father is also a Kohen).  "Son of" and the father's name are considered part of the son's name.  It's not Ari Leib, the son of
Shalom-the-Cohen-Slaughterer-and-Inspector.  It's Ari-Leib-son-of-Shalom, the Cohen, slaughter, and inspector.

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Stephen Weinstein
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