Re: What is this Hebrew name? #names


David Harrison
 

Dear Peter Cohen (and others)
Surely, a year after the interment when the headstone was set, a member of that congregation (such as the Rabbi or surviving family) would have noticed the error and had it corrected.
I have the joy of finding the mark of my grandfather on the back of several headstones in London.  He was apprenticed as a Monumental Mason and I have his indentures.  Later he succeeded his father as the Superintendent of a Jewish Cemetry.
David Harrison
Birmingham, England.


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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] What is this Hebrew name? #names
 
This illustrates the sad fact that the monuments are often engraved by people who do not know the Hebrew alphabet and simply use templates to engrave something that they do not understand.
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Peter Cohen
California

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