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Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 12/3/2003
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Please translate the grave's text. What is Rebeka father's or mother's Hebrew name? What does the inscription "shin alef : he resh samech he" means? What is the meaning of the dots over each letter?

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9/27/2010 7:45 AM Translation line to line :

1) Here lies (abbreviated)
2) Mrs Rivqah
3) spouse of our Master and Techer the Rav Rabbi Benjamin haCohen Rapaport - let his memory be a blessing.
4) Died in good renown 26 Nissan 709, according to the little count (= Monday 26 Apr 1949)
5) I don't know the signification.
6) Let her soul be bound in the bundle of life (abbreviated; it's a part of verse in 1 Samuel 25:29 : Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my master will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the LORD your God. But the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling. )


The dots above the letters indicate that it is not a word.

Avraham MALTHETE, Paris, France
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