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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 8/18/2013 4:04 PM
Family Surname: Smolanoff
Country: USA
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I believe that this may be my ggm's gravestone. However, the 3rd line of the inscription has me stumped. I'd appreciate a translation.

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8/18/2013 4:26 PM Here Lies
Feigah daughter of Mr. Yaacov
Dies 1st [I believe the next letters are an abbreviation signifying Rosh-Chodesh, the first of the month]of Iyaar, 5716.
This is followed by a five-letter acronym for "May her soul be bound up for life eternal."
8/20/2013 4:30 AM When a month has 30 days (and not 29) its 30th day is idntified as "the first day of the (next) month's begining" and day 1 of the next month is the "the second day of the month's beginning.

Whenever you see "Alef d'rosh khodes" you know the real date is the 30th of the previous month. In this case - the 30th of Nissan.

You can check it here
http://www.hebcal.com/converter
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