Marc Blitstein <mblits@...>
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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.
Paul Fisher <fisherpaul@...>
This is my first query. I have been reading and learning a lot >from your
Can someone help me regarding the names on my grandfather's tombstone?
The letters are aleph--beit--yud--nun--vav, hey--yud--kuf--rash,
His Yiddish name was Berl Grabina. I believe daled--vov = Dov, Hebrew
What names do these letters spell in Hebrew and what would be their
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SCHEAR (SCHER, SCHOR etc.) Tolstoye, Ukraine (formerly Touste,