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Submitted by Diane Sophrin

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 3/25/2015 5:36 PM
Family Surname: Sartisky
Country: USA
Town: New York City
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I would greatly appreciate as direct a translation as possible.

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On  Response 
3/25/2015 6:32 PM Here lies
My husband, and our precious father
Yehuda Leib, son of Yisroel Dov
Died 27th of Sivan, 5680, May his soul be bound in the bond of eternal life.
3/27/2015 12:13 PM One comment concerning the previous transliteration:

The writing on the stone is in Hebrew

Therefore the name of the person's father should be is pronounced Yisrael as in Hebrew. Yisroel is its Yiddish pronunciation
3/28/2015 1:04 AM Hello Diane,

Both responses have valid information to provide.

It is correct that the inscription is spelled in Hebrew and that would currently be pronounced as "Israel". But one needs to keep in mind that the Hebrew year 5680 occurred in 1919/1920. At that time most Jews were immigrants from European countries, and their pronunciation of Hebrew words was with their more familiar Yiddish accents. That would have sounded more like "Isroel".

Whether it is Israel or Isroel, it really is the same name. Both are correct, and it also depends on the pronounciation of both people who were kind enough to take the time to translate this Viewmate.

Jo

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