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What is the custom for adding a honorific after a deceased person's name? For example we say for [Avraham Avinu - alav hashalom. While the ari has zecher tzadik livracha. Does one signify more of a stature? What about zichut yagen aleinu? My question being how does one decide to use one over the other?

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    Abraham Avinu is traditionally called ע"ה for "eved hashem". The Ari was never called that and hence doesn't get that suffix
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 28, 2023 at 5:00
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    אאע"ה = אברהם אבינו עליו השלום. No?
    – Shababnik
    Commented Sep 28, 2023 at 5:05
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    No. Maybe some modern writers who don't know better intend that, but classically it stood for עבד השם. Alav Hashalom is a Muslim expression Peace Be Upon Him which was more recently incorporated to Judeo-Arabic at some point
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 28, 2023 at 5:09
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    @DoubleAA great information could you share a source of further reading?
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Commented Sep 28, 2023 at 8:34
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    @rabbikaii see hakirah.org/Vol%203%20Broyde.pdf
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 28, 2023 at 12:38

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