Acronym Lamed Pay Kuf? #general


Moshe Goldwaser <mauh2o@...>
 

Does anyone know what does the acronym Lamed Pay Kuf stand for? I have
seen it on a number of tombstone. It appears after the Hebrew date.

Moshe Goldwaser
mauh2o@worldnet.att.net


Susan&David
 

Edmund Cohler, a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston (JGSGB) has compiled a list of Hebrew Abbreviations for
Genealogists. In 1995 his compilation was presented in "Mass-Pocha" the
Newsletter of the JGSGB. According to his list the acronym Lamed Pay Kuf
stands for "according to the modern calendar"

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Moshe Goldwaser wrote:

Does anyone know what does the acronym Lamed Pay Kuf stand for? I have
seen it on a number of tombstone. It appears after the Hebrew date.

Moshe Goldwaser
mauh2o@worldnet.att.net

mailto:mauh2o@worldnet.att.net


Cyndee Meystel <cmeys@...>
 

That is correct, but what "according to the modern calendar" means (I
believe) is that the year is writtin in "short" form, without the first
digit -- the current year of 5760 is written as just 760 (in Hebrew letters
of course)

Cyndee Meystel
Chicago, IL

<rosens@rcn.com> wrote in message news:390B83BB.BA0030F4@rcn.com...

Edmund Cohler, a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater
Boston (JGSGB) has compiled a list of Hebrew Abbreviations for
Genealogists. In 1995 his compilation was presented in "Mass-Pocha" the
Newsletter of the JGSGB. According to his list the acronym Lamed Pay Kuf
stands for "according to the modern calendar"

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Moshe Goldwaser wrote:

Does anyone know what does the acronym Lamed Pay Kuf stand for? I have
seen it on a number of tombstone. It appears after the Hebrew date.

Moshe Goldwaser