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Submitted by Erica Nicole Hersh

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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 5/8/2013 4:36 PM
Family Surname: Liss and Orkin nee Levine
Country: Belarus
Town: Horodischer, Slonim
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I was wondering if someone can please translate the Hebrew under both the Liss' and Fannie Levine-Orkin's tombstones names into English for me, thank you so much for your help!

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5/8/2013 5:29 PM Liss: Haim son of Faibish, died 21 Adar bet tac shin yud tet

Fannie: Feiga daughter od Yehuda Leib Halevi, died 20 tamuz Tav shin kaf beit

Shosh B.
5/9/2013 12:09 AM Hello Erica,

Fannie Orkin: "Here lies Feige Bas/(daughter of) Reb Yehudah Leib HaLevi, who died on the 20th day of the Hebrew month of Tamuz (and the Hebrew year). May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

The word "Reb" is an title of honor and respect preceding the given name of a male. It does NOT imply rabbi. Also, "HaLevi" following her father's double given name of Yehudah Leib indicates that he was of the tribe of Levites who assisted in the Temple in Jerusalem in history. This designation is carried forward from father to son in each generation, provided that the male child is born of a Jewish mother. More information is available on the Internet under Levites, or feel free to e-mail me if needed.

Hyman Liss: "Here lies Chaim Ben/(son of) Reb Feybush, who died on the 20th day of the Hebrew month of Adar II (followed by the Hebrew year). May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life".

In this inscription there is mention of Adar II. A leap month occurs every so many years, and this is how it is designated. (In other words, in some years there are 13 Hebrew months.) As in the previous inscription, mention is made of the word "Reb", and the explanation is the same as for Fannie Orkin's stone.

Hope that this is what you need....Jo
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