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Tombstone inscription #general


Jon and Peggy Levinson <levinson@...>
 

Could anyone tell me the significance of the following two words on a
tombstone:

In order (R to L): hay-alepf-shin-hay, then hay-chet-shin-vov-bet-hay

Thank you.

Jon Levinson
Lodi, NJ
mailto:levinson@...


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 98-09-06 16:33:14 EDT, levinson@... writes:

<< Could anyone tell me the significance of the following two words on a
tombstone:

In order (R to L): hay-alepf-shin-hay, then hay-chet-shin-vov-bet-hay >>

==Ha'isha hechashuva: the "important" woman. An honorific epc for someone in
high community shanding. In males it's usually just "Hechashuv Yaakov ben
Yitzhak Avrahami" (i.e. it does no need qualification as a male. In Yiddish
often "Der Choschuver" reb Yaacov etc.

In Yiddish newspapers or books, you'll often see the editor or the readers
referred to as Choschuver/ven.

Michael Bernet
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seeking:

BERNET, BERNAT, BAERNET etc >from Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg, (Bavaria)
KONIGSHOFER: Welbhausen, Konigshofen, Furth (S. Germany)
ALTMANN: Kattowitz, Breslau, Poznan, Beuthen--Upper Silesia/Poland
WOLF, Sali & Rachel, Rotterdam, murdered by Dr. Petiot, Paris ca 1942
WEIL[L], Albert, Fr. hon. consul in Nurnberg; returned to France 1936/7.


Stan Goodman <sheol@...>
 

On Sun, 6 Sep 1998 20:34:54, levinson@... (Jon and
Peggy Levinson) 'llowed:

Could anyone tell me the significance of the following two words on a
tombstone:
In order (R to L): hay-alepf-shin-hay, then hay-chet-shin-vov-bet-hay
The Esteemed Wife (Woman)
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Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel

(Remove "takeout" >from domain; change "sheol" to "stan". Sorry)

Searching:
NEACHOWICZ, NEJMAN/NAJMAN, ISMACH, ROKITA: Lomza Gubernia,
Poland
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: Iasi, Romania


EnR18@...
 

the inscription you inquired about- "ha'isha ha'chashuva" literally translates
to - the important woman. at times it stands for 'the exhalted one'.
robert louis.