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Names: Places of origin or occupations or ?

Among the difficulties we encounter when transcribing old community records written in cursive Hebrew, is the appearance of words that have no apparent English equivalent and which usually, but not exclusively, relate to places of origin or occupations. The script…

Fez (Fes) Morocco, Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery The burial ground is covered with white arched tombstones.  Some have engraved inscriptions, the more recent in French and older ones in Hebrew.There are small chambers for burning candles in some of these tombs, which explains the black…

Names and their origins

This is the first in a short series we hope to be able to provide on names, family names and how they have changed over the years. Most Jews arriving in the UK following The Readmission would not have had…