Reb Chaim SCHNEUR #general


Malroots@...
 

Hello all,
Thanks to the very smart people on this list, I now know the name of my
great great great grandfather!
On his daughter's (my grandfather's mother) stone was the inscription
"daughter of Reb Chaim Schneur" The translations that I got have different
spelling variations of his name. The tomb was in Vaskiai, Lithuania.
My question is since he was listed as Reb, does this mean that he was a Rabbi?
If he was a Rabbi,how would I go about finding out more information on him?

Marilyn Cooper Hall
Coventry,CT. USA
Searching for:
ACHBAR(Vaskiai,Lithuania, Tel Aviv,Palestine,Ottawa & Toronto Canada)
ACHBER(Lithuania,Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto,Canada)
COOPER(Volhynia,Poland, Ottawa,& Pembroke,Canada)
SWEDLOVE(Mogilev& Osha Belarus, Toronto&Ottawa Canada

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Judith Romney Wegner
 

My question is since he was listed as Reb, does this mean that he
was a Rabbi?
If he was a Rabbi,how would I go about finding out more information on him?

Marilyn Cooper Hall
Dear Marilyn,

No, "Reb" does not mean Rabbi. "Reb" is simply Yiddish for "Mr."

If the deceased was actually a rabbi he would probably have been
described as "Ha-Rav ." (The Rabbi ) or as "Moreinu Rabbeinu"
("our teacher, our Rabbi") followed by his name.

Judith Romney Wegner
jrw@brown.edu