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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 4/23/2008
Family Surname: Max B. Epstein
Country: USA
Town: Bangor, Maine
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Headstone Hebrew translation, please.

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4/24/2008 Hello Cindy,

The name is R. Boruch Mordechai Bar Yosef ????? =

R. Boruch Mordechai son of Yosef ????

The question marks are in place of the second/middle name which I cannot decipher.

He died on Yom "Resh" in the hodesh "Iyar" =
the day Resh (will need a further translation)
in the Hebrew month of Iyar

Hope that this helps a little bit. Good luck with the additional translation....Jo


4/24/2008 My translation, line to line :

1 - Here is buried
2 - the dear and beloved father, a blameless and upright man (1)
3 - Ravruch Mordechai,son of Joseph Nate Epstein
4 - deceased the 5th (or 8th, not clearly readable) day in the month Iyar of the year 697, in accordance with the little count (2).
5 - Aged 64 years - Let his soul be bound in the bundle of Life.

(1) quoted from Job 1:1,8.
(2) Friday 16 April 1937 or Monday 19 April 1937.

Friendly yours.

Avraham MALTHÊTE
Epigraphist-Paleograph
in charge of the collections of Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts
and of the funds of ancient Hebrew printed books
Library of the "Alliance Israélite Universelle", Paris, FRANCE

Tél. office : +33 1 53 32 75 61 (direct line)
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4/24/2008 Here lies a dear and beloved father and husband, a simple honest man. Boruch Mord'chai son of Yosef Nate Epstein died 5th day of Iyar 5697. 64 years of age.
May his soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life.

David Rosen
Boston, MA
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