JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: converting this date #general

Howard Zakai

the year 5668 should be the equivalent of 1907/8, considering the year 2000/1
is 5761. No matter what one's name is in any other language, all Jews can be
assured that they have only one Hebrew name: the standard form is "first
name son/daughter of father's first name." Until the 19th century, when Jews
in Eastern Europe had to take on surnames, it was by this way that one was
known. It is standard custom to put both the Jewish date of death and the
Hebrew name of the deceased.

Howard Zakai
Staten Island, NY