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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Seeking Hebrew translation [ViewMate Demo] #general


Judith Romney Wegner
 

I'm seeking translation of a Hebrew word on a photo. Please view it at
JewishGen's ViewMate - http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate
Select "To View", then file VMT006. Thanks for your time and effort!
>Bernard I. Kouchel
Bernard,

That was not a "word." it was the standard mnemonic for the current Jewish
year, namely -- 5,761.

The alphabet letters have numerical value: taf = 400, shin = 300, nun = 60
and aleph =1, for a total of 761. (The mnemonic does not bother about the
5,000 because it is assumed that everyone knows that!

Judith Romney Wegner