Re: ViewMate Translation request -Hebrew #translation


fredelfruhman
 

This discussion of "gaon" is interesting.  However, I do not see this term on the gravestone.  The abbreviation in front of Lifsha's father's name, Mem-Vav-Hay, represents the words "Moreinu haRav", which I have seen often on stones of the last several centuries.  It translates to "our teacher, the rabbi", and usually indicates that someone has received rabbinical training and ordination ("Semicha").  Such a person may, or may not, be the rabbi of a synagogue.
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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

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