ViewMate Translation request -Hebrew #translation


Alan Klein
 

I request a translation of the Hebrew text on a Gravestone. It is on ViewMate at the following address
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM92882

Please respond using the online ViewMate form.

Thank you so much,

Alan Klein

 

 

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Alan Klein


Malka
 

 

Hello,

On the right –

Our dear and modest mother

Lipsha daughter of Avi Ezer

Passed 3 Tishrei 5720/1960

May her soul be gathered in eternal life (abbreviation – last line)

On Left –

Menachem Mendel

Son of Yehuda

Passed 20 Cheshvan 56889/1929

May his soul be gathered…. Same as above

Shalom, Malka Chosnek

 


Miron Chumash
 

Dear Alan KLein,

On the left side of the picture: Here is buried Rabbi Menachem Mendel. Died on the 20th of Cheshvan (5)680 equals to November 3, 1928
On the right side of the picture: Here is buried our dear and humble mother Lifsha daughter of Gaon teacher Avi Ezer. Died on 3rd Tishrei (5)720 equals to October 5th, 1959.
(Gaon: title given to heads of talmudic academies in Babylon from 6th to 11th centuries).

Sincerely,
Miron Chumash


binyaminkerman@...
 

Miron is correct that the heads of talmudic schools during that period were referred to as the Gaonim, but it is also a title that is still used today meaning genius and used to honor a well respected and learned Rabbi.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD


fredelfruhman
 

This discussion of "gaon" is interesting.  However, I do not see this term on the gravestone.  The abbreviation in front of Lifsha's father's name, Mem-Vav-Hay, represents the words "Moreinu haRav", which I have seen often on stones of the last several centuries.  It translates to "our teacher, the rabbi", and usually indicates that someone has received rabbinical training and ordination ("Semicha").  Such a person may, or may not, be the rabbi of a synagogue.
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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA