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Submitted by Bernard Gilman

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 9/22/2021 12:57 PM
Family Surname: Krasnoff
Country: USA
Town: Everett, Massachusetts
Date of Image: Sept. 21, 2021
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This the back image of two images of the Max Krasnoff (1855-1930) memorial headstone and the appears in the Find a Grave record for Max Krasnoff found at this link:

Max Krasnoff is buried in the Chevra Tilim of Boston & Chelsea Cemetery.

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9/22/2021 4:09 PM Hello Bernard,

The translation of this tombstone is as follows:

"Here lies our dear father, Reb Mordechai, Ben Reb Zev, who died on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Teves (followed by the Hebrew year). May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

The word "Reb" = an honorary title of respect when using a Jewish male's given name.

The word "Ben" = son of

"Mordechai" = Max Krasnoff's single given name

"Zev" = his father's single given name.

Hope that you find this helpful....Jo
9/22/2021 7:29 PM Here lies

our dear father


son of Reb Ze'ev

He passed away 14 Tevet

of the year 5690

May his soul be bound up in the bond of life

[at the bottom]: Krasnov


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

His father's name, Ze'ev (pronounced zeh-EHV) means wolf.

The 14th of Tevet, 5690, began at sunset on January 13th, 1930, and ended at sunset on the 14th.
9/23/2021 2:29 PM Hello Bernard and second Responder......

I've rechecked the image again and find that my response of the date of death being the 18th day of Shvat is unchanged. This is based on the Hebrew letters for the date, which I decipher as Yud-Chet. This is based on Yud = 10 plus Chet = 8. Total is 18.

(I do not see Yud-Daled which would be the letters to represent 14.)

9/23/2021 2:30 PM Sorry....I meant the 18th of Teves (not Shvat)....Jo
9/23/2021 7:26 PM Apologies -- part of the Chet is faded, so I read it as a Daled.

I agree that the date is the 18th, and not the 14th as I originally read.

The secular date would thus be four days later.

Again, I apologize for my misreading.

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