Sephardic SIG #Sephardim RE: sephardic digest: November 14, 2006 #sephardic

m. rosanes-csuka <mrosanes@...>

Dear Friends,

The assumption that Sephardis put the mother's name instead of the
Father's name is correct. Even in our days in Israel, my sister-in-law's
Gravestone reads in Hebrew though "Juliette (Yona) bat Clara Rosanes".
At the time, I also was struck by this custom, but my in-laws explained
this to me that origin of this custom is based on the law which establishes
the Jewish identity of a person by the identity of his/her mother.

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