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Re: Looking for Information: Israel Eiser(Isser) Sevin or Levin of Russia/Poland/Ukr
Posted by: Phillip Applebaum (ID *****0871) Date: October 03, 2012 at 13:42:45
In Reply to: Re: Looking for Information: Israel Eiser(Isser) Sevin or Levin of Russia/Poland/Ukr by Erica Hersh of 6354

I read Hebrew fluently and the tombstone inscription is quite clear (and also, very nicely engraved):

Our dear mother, Marat
Hadassa, daughter of Reb Yisrael Isser
died 27 Cheshvan 5685

(Marat is a courtesy title, like Mrs., and Reb is a courtesy title, like Mister.)

Anyone who tells you that heh-dalet-samekh-heh spells Haddasha doesn't know how to read Hebrew.

Hodes is a common Yiddish variant of Haddasa originating in Lithuania/Belarus/Ukraine/Russia. (Polish Jews pronounce it as Hudes or Udes.)

Whoever ordered this monument chose a good-quality stone (see how well it has held up these 88 years), beautiful fonts and first-class engraving.


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