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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 8/18/2013 4:03 PM
Family Surname: Spalter
Country: USA
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I've been documenting a local cemetery and would love a translation of Rabbi Spalter's gravestone.

Thank you so much.

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8/18/2013 5:53 PM A wise and dear man, simple and honest, the honored Rabbi Rafael son of Meir Moshe Spalter
Great-grandson and grandson of the Gaon Reb Menasha Maylia, of blessed memory.
Died a wise scholar
9 Iyar 5702 (April 26, 1942)

May his soul be bound up in the bond of (everlasting) life.


8/18/2013 7:19 PM I think it says freb Menashe from Ilia, not Maylia...probably a town by that name?
8/20/2013 11:50 AM Hi Kathleen,
Where is this tombstone located?

Reb Mensahe from Ilye (A Lithuanian town) mentioned on the stone, was a famous Talmudic Rabbi who authored many seforim, one of which was printed by his G-Grandson Yitzchok Spalter brother of this Rabbi Spalter:
http://www.hebrewbooks.org/21377

3/15/2014 11:17 AM Rabbi Ralph Spalter is my grandfather, his name was Raphael Spalter-when he came here from Sakia (Lithuania) or Belarus-depending on the time, my father's records indicate Sakir Russia. His father was R. Meir Moshe Spalter, his brother was Isaac (Yitzhak) Spalter, his great grandfather was Manasseh of Ilya) a disciple of Vilna Gaon.


Helene Spalter Steinberg
3/15/2014 11:21 AM I am wondering if anyone has any information on Yitzak (sp) Spalter, Ralph (Raphael's brother?
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