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Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 1/23/2013 4:29 PM
Family Surname: Brown, Cohen
Country: England
Town: Burton-on-Trent
Date of Image: 16 Aug 1885
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This is a United Synagogue of England Marriage Authorization document. I am hoping to find out more about the handwritten Hebrew in this document. In particular, I would like the translation of the following lines:

Date of Marriage in Hebrew
Groom's name in Hebrew
Brothers (if any) in Hebrew
Bride's name & status in Hebrew

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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1/10/2013 5:41 AM Hebrew date of marriage: Sunday 5th of Elul 5645
Groom: Michael Brown(same in Hebrew)
Brothers Leib Menahem Mendl (last leftmost word illegible)
Bride: Virgin(meaning unmarried) Rivka daughter of Reb(Mr.) Menahem Maness(or Moness) Hacohen
1/10/2013 6:28 PM Hello Peter,

Just a guess on my part, but it appears that the words following the name Leyb Menachem Mendel could possibly be "the groom's brother"....Jo
1/12/2013 10:08 AM Small addition:
The full name of the groom (in Hebrew):
Michael, son of Shaul.

As for the Hebrew words following the names of the groom's brothers, I THINK it indicates that they intend to be present at the wedding.
1/12/2013 11:34 AM Date 6 August 1885 corresponds to 25 Av 5645. However the Hebrew da
1/12/2013 11:41 AM The date 6 August 1885 corresponds to 25 Av 5645. However the Hebrew date says they married Yom Dalet on the 4th day i.e. Wednesday on 5 Elul but that is 10 days later than 25 Av.

The Groom's Hebrew names Michael ben(son of) Reb (Mr) Shaul (Saul)

Groom's brother was Leib Menachem Mendel

Bride's Hebrew name Rifka (Rebecca) bat (daughter of) Menachem Manass Ha'Cohen (the Cohen).

1/24/2013 11:56 PM * The Gregorian date is "August 16" and not "August, 6" (i.e. there is a 1, not a comma after "August").
* The 5th day of Elul 5645 was August 16 1885.
* The bride's last name is Maness HaCohen
* The list of Hebrew names after "Brothers (if any)" is followed by a handwritten Hebrew verb in plural, and an abbreviation.
* As a rule, "Menachem Mendel" is one name (Hebrew and Yiddish), so based on this document I would say the groom had at least two brothers, one called Leib and the other called Menachem Mendel.

I don't know what the abbreviation means.



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