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Submitted by Sandra Mansur

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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 5/1/2013 4:49 PM
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Country: USA
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Please translate my grandfather headstone into English. Thank for your help!

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5/1/2013 5:19 PM Our dear father Ze'ev, son of Mr. Mordechai
Died 28th of Kislev, 5695
5/7/2013 12:03 PM Hello Sandra,

The translation provided by the previous person's response is correct, however a clarificatiion might be helpful to you.

The Hebrew name is Zev Ben/(son of) Reb Mordechai. The word "Reb" preceding his father's given name of Mordechai is used as an honorific title of respect. NO surname is mentioned, and it does NOT imply rabbi. Some people use the word "Mr." to translate "Reb", but (as mentioned before) no surname appears in Hebrew.

Also, the name Zev/Ze'ev can be spelled in many ways in English, therefore the variatiions in the translation....Jo
5/7/2013 12:15 PM Sandra,

Some additional information....The Hebrew name of Zev translates to "wolf" in English. So, his name is a true translation. It would also probably be the same for Yiddish.....Jo
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