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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 5/11/2014 4:01 PM
Family Surname: Boss
Country: USA
Town: Queens County
Date of Image: 1946
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Dear Genners,

Would someone be kind enough to make a translation of the Hebrew on this tombstone for me? Please be complete on this as this is my great grandfather.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Regards,
Fran Boss Cohen

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5/11/2014 4:24 PM Here Lies
Dov Toveh son of Tzvi Hersh
The Cohayn (priest)
Died on the 5th of Iyaar, 5706
May his soul be bound up for life eternal
5/11/2014 8:39 PM Hebrew date is 4 Iyar 5706
The hands giving the blessing confirm the deceased as a descendent of the priestly tribe of Cohen, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The title passes from father to son,
5/12/2014 11:33 AM Words in parentheses are explanatory, not part of the text

1st line alongside the enamal photograph: (abbreviation for) "here lies"
2nd curved line: Dov Tuviah son of Tzvi Hersh (not Tovah as mentioned previously - that's a different name, for a girl)
3rd line: the Kohen (it's part of his formal Hebrew name)
4th line: (abbreviation for) died (on the) 4(th day of the Hebrew month of) Iyar (in the Hebrew year) 5706
5th line: (abbrevation for) May his soul be bound in the bonds of life (a paraphrase from 1 Samuel 25:29 and the 'traditional' or 'standard' last line in Hebrew
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