Re: Translation of Hebrew on tombstone #translation


fredelfruhman
 

I have two corrections to the above reply.

The abbreviation that was read as "May G-d avenge his soul"  (which would be a three-letter abbreviation), is actually the two-letter abbreviation for "G-d fearing".  (G-d's name can be abbreviated as a Daled in addition to as a Hay).

His father's name was Aryeh.  It appears to read Ari, but a closer examination reveals an abbreviation mark, indicating that the last letter of the name was not engraved.  This is sometimes the custom, when spelling out a person's name in full would also be spelling out G-d's name at the end.
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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA

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