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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 4/21/2013 4:29 PM
Family Surname: Mevorah, Confino, bewaggi, (bivaggie)
Date of Image: 1935-1938
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Any help with translation of these 3 headstones is greatly appreciated. Hoping to find out how all 3 are related and any mention of parents or other info. Mevorah headstone in particular, seems to have a lot written on it.
Thank you.

4/24/13 - update - ok, thanks to responses I've received, I now know that the Mevorah headstone is written in Ladino hebrew, so if anyone is familiar to translate from Ladino that would be great.

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4/23/2013 7:39 AM The text on the Mevorah tombstone is in Ladino. I don't understand it, and it's not very legible, but I can say I see no other name on the stone.

The text on the Bivaggie and Confino stones is in Hebrew, and says nothing, on either stone, of parents or other relatives. The words are the usual descriptions of a person' good qualities- slightly different for each person.
4/23/2013 8:54 AM "here is buried
a plain and honest man, god fearing
menahem bivaggie, his soul in eden
died 28 elul 5698
may his soul be bound up in the bond of life"

"here is buried
a man of faith who walked in simplicity
avraham aharon confino, his soul in eden
died 3 tishrei 5699
may his soul be bound up in the bond of life"

the third stone is difficult to read, but it doesn't seem to contain any genealogical information.

all three inscriptions are unusual in that they do not contain a patronymic, which is usually part of the person's hebrew name. this is either because of a different custom, or possibly because it was unknown to the person ordering the stone.
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