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What does HaLevi mean on a Tombstone #general


John & Diana Terry <jterry@...>
 

Dear Fellow Researchers

Can someone kindly tell me what HALEVI means on the Tombstone of an Ancestor
of mine.

The wording reads:- "Abraham son of Szmul HaLevi" My Ancestor was Sam
Isaacs and so the SZMUL part is correct but the HaLevi is unclear. Is it a
Title or another surname?

I should be so grateful for any help. Thank you in advance.

Kind regards
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
jterry@picknowl.com.au

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and doing a search for: HaLevi


Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
 

HaLevi means "the Levite". The Levites were the tribe which assisted the
priests (Kohenim) in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA

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"John & Diana Terry" <jterry@picknowl.com.au> wrote in message
Dear Fellow Researchers

Can someone kindly tell me what HALEVI means on the Tombstone of an
Ancestor
of mine.

The wording reads:- "Abraham son of Szmul HaLevi" My Ancestor was Sam
Isaacs and so the SZMUL part is correct but the HaLevi is unclear. Is it a
Title or another surname?

I should be so grateful for any help. Thank you in advance.

Kind regards
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
jterry@picknowl.com.au

MODERATOR NOTE: There are several discussions of this topic in the
JewishGen Archives which can be accessed at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.isa?jg~jgsys~archpop

and doing a search for: HaLevi