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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 11/6/2013 4:01 PM
Family Surname: Greenstone
Country: USA
Town: Lincoln, Neb.
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Translation of Hebrew inscriptions requested

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11/6/2013 11:28 PM Hello Arnold,

The arched Hebrew letters are the words "Zohor L'Olom", which is a phrase of remembrance and honor.

Mother's side of stone for Lena Greenstone: "Our dear mother, Mrs. Leah Bas/(daughter of) Reb Yitzcak (Ayin-Hey) died during the Hebrew month of Teveth. May her soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

Father's side for Solomon Greenstone: "Our dear father, Shlome Zelig Ben/(son of) Reb Abraham of blessed memory died on the 8th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat. May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

In both cases, the word "Reb" preceeding the names of their fathers is merely an honorific title, customarily used in this way, and it does NOT imply rabbi.

I will have to double check to see if the abbreviation "ayin het" following the name of Lena's father is a title of honor to the deceased....or perhaps someone else might be able to confirm that information. If this is correct, it would indicate that he predeceased his daughter Lena.

Hope that this is helpful....Jo

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