information on tombstones #general

Ben Saltman <bhsalt@...>

This is my first posting and I have just started my geneology search. The
inscription on my grandmother's tombstone, in Hebrew, in Los Angeles 1937,
refers to her father as "Rav." My Israeli son-in-law tells me that the
inscription is very traditional and "Rav" may be an honorary title and not
mean that he was a Rabbi. Could someone comment on this? Also where
could I best research this? I have no living relatives in my parents'
generation or older generation that I know of.

Thank you

Helen Saltman
researching: SALTZBERG, BERNHOLTZ, Warsaw, Poland
BERGMAN, New York, Malmo, Sweden
GEMMER, New Jersey
GKEPER, Odessa

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