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Submitted by Wendi R Newman

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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 2/3/2013 8:13 PM
Family Surname: Gudka
Country: Russia
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Looking for a translation of the Hebrew on the headstone, especially anything related to her Jewish name, parent's names, and place of birth.

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2/3/2013 8:19 PM Here Lies
Our dear mother Mrs.
Chanah Leah, daughter of Mr. Avraham
Died on the 8th of Tammuz, 5678
May her soul be bound up for life eternal.
2/3/2013 11:22 PM Hello Wendi,

Just as a note of clarification, Leah Gudka's name on the tombstone was Mrs. Chana Leah Bas/(daughter of) Reb Avrohom. The honorary title of "Reb" before her father's first name denotes respect. While some people use Mr. as its translation, it does not imply rabbi. Also, there is no family surname mentioned.

The name of Chana = Hannah, while Avrohom = Abraham. Hope that this is helpful to you....Jo
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