Re: Translate Gravestone #general

Marc Blitstein <mblits@...>

Paul Fisher wrote in message ...

Can someone help me regarding the names on my grandfather's tombstone?

The letters are ...

It reads "Avinu HaYikar Dov (Bear???)"

Which means "Our Dear Father Dov (Bear)"

If I read the last part right, the name reads Dov Bear (Berel is sort of a
nickname for Bear). Bear is a Yiddish form of Dov and was very often used
together in the same way as the common combination of Tzvi Hersh.

Marc Blitstein
Sharon, MA

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