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Submitted by Erica Nicole Hersh

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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 6/26/2013 4:18 PM
Family Surname: Epstein
Country: USA
Date of Image: 15 Jun 2013
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I was wondering if someone can please translate the Hebrew into English for me, please? I know it’s hard to read, but thank you in advance!

~Erica H.

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6/26/2013 4:38 PM Here Lies Yeshiyah Mordechai son of Mr. Shmuel
6/28/2013 1:26 PM Hello Erica,

The Hebrew on the tombstone states: "Here lies Yeshiah Mordechai Ben/(son of) Reb Shmuel".

As indicated Sheldon Martin Epstein has a double given Hebrew name of Yeshiah Mordechai. The word "Reb", preceding his father's given name of Shmuel, is an honorific title but it does NOT imply rabbi. Some people translate it as "Mr.", however there is no surname mentioned in Hebrew....Jo
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