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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 5/1/2013 4:49 PM
Family Surname: Reisner
Country: USA
Town: West Springfield, MA
Date of Image: 4/7/2013
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Could someone please translate the Hebrew for both Rebecca (daughter of Mordecai?) and Jacob? Thank you.

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5/1/2013 5:27 PM Here Lies Mr. Yaacov Nusan
Don of Mr. Mendel
Died 26th of Tammuz 5725
May his soul be bound up for life eternal (5-letter acronym)

Here Lies the woman Rivkah
Daughter of Mr. Mordechai
Died 13th of Adar, 5722
May her soul be bound up for life eternal.
5/2/2013 7:04 AM Yaakov's second given name was Nathan (after the biblical prophet).

There are a number of way of pronouncing this name. A search the JewishGen given names database could give you more examples.

‪www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/search.htm‬

5/4/2013 2:23 PM Hello Elizabeth,

For Jacob...."Here lies Reb Yaakov Nossen Ben/(son of) Reb Mendel, who died on the 26th day of the Hebrew month of Tamuz (followed by the Hebre year). May his soul be bound up in bonds of eternal life."

For Rebecca...."Here lies the woman Rifkah, Bat/(daughter of) Reb Mordechai, who died during the Hebrew month of Adar...May her soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

***Please note that the word Reb is used as an honorific title of respect in front of the names of all of the men. It does NOT imply rabbi. Sometimes it is translated as "Mr". However there are no surnames mentioned in Hebrew, and all are given first names.

Hope that this clarification is the information that you need....Jo
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