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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 5/11/2014 4:01 PM
Family Surname: Boss (Eva)
Country: USA
Town: Worcester MA
Date of Image: about 1964
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Dear Genners,

Would someone be kind enough to make a translation of the Hebrew on this tombstone for me and include the phrase on the bottom as well?

Thank you,
Fran Boss Cohen

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5/11/2014 4:17 PM Here Lies (two-letter acronym surrounding the menorah)
Yente, daughter of Mr. Tzvi the Cohayn (priest)
Died 25th of Tevet, 5723.

The phrase on the bottom is a five-letter acronym for

May her soul be bound up for life eternal

You find that on almost all Jewish tombstones.
5/12/2014 11:50 AM 1st line, letters on the sides of the menorah: (abbreviation for) here lies
2nd line: Yenta (or Yunta, depending on your pronunciation) daughter of Reb Tzvi the Kohen (Reb is an honorific meaning "Mr." and is formal but common, it doesn't signify anything and can be applied to any man or is or was married, in the case her father)
3rd line: (abbreviation for) died 25(th day of the Hebrew month of) Teves (in the Hebrew year) 5723
4th line: (abbreviation for) May her soul be bound in the bonds of life, a paraphrase of 1 Samuel 25:29 and the traditional last line of Hebrew
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