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Submitted by Donna Jeanne Goldstein

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 1/23/2022 11:40 AM
Family Surname: Levin
Country: USA
Town: Brooklyn
Date of Image: 23 Sep 2021
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There are two characters that are confusing me on this stone. They are the letters 'bet' and 'zayin' in the middle of the second line. I was expecting the word "bar" here but that character does not look like a resh to me. Any idea what this could mean?

If it was "bar" then I would translate the Hebrew as "Here lies Mr. Tsvi son of Mr. Yehuda". Would that be correct?

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On  Response 
1/23/2022 11:49 AM Here lies

Reb TZVI son of Reb Yehuda

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

Yehuda is Hebrew for Judah.

The abbreviation bet-zayin is almost certainly an error. Either a mistake on the part of the engraver, or a mistake (or sloppy writing) on the part of whoever provided the text.
1/24/2022 3:11 PM I believe the zayin is a mistake in the fabrication process. The diagram with the instructions could have been in error or could have been misinterpreted.
1/24/2022 3:11 PM I believe the zayin is a mistake in the fabrication process. The diagram with the instructions could have been in error or could have been misinterpreted.

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