Chaver #general


Haim Fridman <fridman@...>
 

Khaver in modern Hebrew means a friend or a member of an organization. But
that has nothing to with its use on a tombstone.

Khaver is an informal title used when referring to a learned person or
religious functionary such as a Shokhet or Khazan, who does not have
rabbinical ordination.

It is in use particularly on tombstones or when calling up such a person to
the Torah or in correspondence.

Chaim Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email: fridman@ultinet.co.il
web page: http://www.avotaynu.com/gaonbook.html

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