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Submitted by Marcia Hirsch

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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 1/19/2022 12:23 PM
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Any information is appreciated.
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Marcia Hirsch

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On  Response 
1/19/2022 12:44 PM Our dear father, he did justice and kindness

AHARON DAVID son of Reb Yaakov Ze'ev

the Cohen

He passed away 11 Av 5720

May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

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'Reb' is an honorific; it does not mean rabbi.

The deceased and his father were Cohanim (plural of Cohen). A Cohen is a member of the priestly tribe. The first priest was Aaron, Moses' brother, and this designation is passed down from father to son. Cohanim had specific functions in the Temples, and still receive special recognition -- and have special obligations -- today.

His father had a double Hebrew name, Yaakov Ze'ev. Yaakov is Hebrew for Jacob. Ze'ev is the Hebrew word for wolf. Some (but certainly not all) men with the Hebrew name Ze'ev have a secular name to match, such as Wolf, Wolfgang, etc.

The 11th of Av, 5720, began at sunset on August 3rd, 1960, and ended at sunset on the 4th.

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