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Submitted by Melody Buckley

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 5/26/2021 12:09 PM
Family Surname: Goldberg
Country: USA
Date of Image: 1927
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Thank you so much. I would be grateful to anyone who could translate this gravestone to find out the name of Isaac Goldberg's father. Isaac Goldberg, my great grandfather was born in Kovno, Lithuania. He immigrated to London in the 1880s, and then to Philadelphia in 1890. He died in about 1927. I think that this is his gravestone. I don't believe that Goldberg was his real surname. It is possible his real surname was Pactor. There is a lot of mystery surrounding his emigration to Philadelphia.

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5/26/2021 3:24 PM Here lies my husband and our dear father
Yitzchak son of Yakov
died 18 Elul 5688
May his soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life. (acronym)
5/26/2021 5:35 PM Here lies

My husband and our father,

the dear one, our teacher the rabbi

YITZCHAK son of Reb

Yaakov, he passed away

18 Elul 5688.

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

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Note that 'Reb' is an honorary title; his father was not a rabbi.

However, the deceased has an abbreviation in front of his name that represents the words "our teacher, the rabbi". This means that he had received rabbinical ordination; he may or may not have been the rabbi of a congregation.

You're most interested in his father's name: Yaakov is Hebrew for Jacob, so that might have been (but not necessarily so) his secular name.

The 18th of Elul of the year 5688 began at sunset on September 22nd, 1928, and ended at sunset on the 23rd.

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