What can the acronym CHET-RESH in place of BET-RESH in a name mean? #germany


Justin Levy <jlevy2008@...>
 

Hello,

Several of the names in an early 19th century tax list (Schutz- und
Silbergeldliste) for the community of Landsberg an der Warthe (now
Gorzow Wielkopolsk) have the Hebrew acronym chet-resh in place of
bet-resh (i.e. son of Mr.), for example, Yosef chet-resh Abraham,
instead of Yosef bet-resh Abraham.

Would anyone perhaps be able to explain the meaning of this acronym?

Regards,

Justin Levy Dublin, Ireland (jlevy2008@gmail)


Ury Link
 

Dear Genners

Mr Justin Levy send me a copy of the documents about the acronym
Chet-Reish.

After I see the copy I know that Mr Levy was right with his writing of
the letters Chet-Reish.

According my knowledge it was written : Chet-Reis and it mean Chatn =
Rabi whats mean the son-in-law of .

In my first letter >from yesterday I have written that it was a acronym
of Chacham-Rabi or Chaver-Rabi

and know we have also Chatan-Rabi.

I was too quick with my answer, my apologies. Best regards,

Ury Link, Amsterdam Holland uryl@...


David Shapiro
 

On November 28th, 2013, Justin Levy asked:
Several of the names in an early 19th century tax list (Schutz- und
Silbergeldliste) for the community of Landsberg an der Warthe (now
Gorzow Wielkopolsk) have the Hebrew acronym chet-resh in place of
bet-resh (i.e. son of Mr.), for example, Yosef chet-resh Abraham,
instead of Yosef bet-resh Abraham.
The Chet stands for Chatan = son in law.
This is common, particularly when the father in law
is better known than the father, either because he is a prominent
citizen, or because the father lived in another town.

David Shapiro, Jerusalem dshapiro@...


Ury Link
 

Dear Genners,

The Hebrew Acronym, Chet -Reish is Chacham Rabi and it mean a Wise
man, (in German : Ein gelehrten Herr)
But it can also be a Chaver Rabi and then it mean a member of the
Jewish synagogue that have a function like a Chazan (cantor),
Gabai (treasurer ) or another function. The title Chaver you get after
years in the function and it is a respect full title.

But in this case I can not see any connection between the Acronym
Chet-Reish and the combination Son of Mr .

Perhaps you can send me a sample of this document and I try to find out
what it mean

Best regards Ury Link Amsterdam Holland uryl@...