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
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.
Diana Terry - Adelaide - South Australia
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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.
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