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We would have to see the document. If it was issued by the
Palestine Mandate government, then like the money of the
time, it may mean Eretz Yisroel. Many Jews saw the area as
Land of Israel, and aleph-yod was added to show that.
You can see examples of notes and coins at
On Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4:18:48 PM GMT+3, <amielm@...> wrote:
Good day. In the 1932 census in Tzfat, my great-grandmother's country of birth and nationality is described in Hebrew letters as "Aleph Yud". Could someone shed a light as to what it means? I guess it's an acronym, but I cannot find its meaning.