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Submitted by Richard Hugh Colburn

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 11/16/2022 11:58 AM
Family Surname: Ornstein
Country: England
Town: London
Date of Image: 1925
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English translation of Hebrew inscription please

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11/16/2022 4:40 PM Here lies

the great rabbi, brilliant and deeply learned _____,

the rabbi, Rabbi YITZCHAK REUVEN, son of the rabbi,

Rabbi Yitzchak Reuven the Cohen Orenstein, may the memory of the righteous be as a blessing [this refers to the father]

author of the book Charuzei Pninim

He passed away to his eternal world 6 Tevet 5687

at the age of 69 years

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

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There is an abbreviation at the end of the first line whose meaning I do not know.

The name of the deceased was the same as the name of his father. This indicates that the father died before the son was born (or, at least, before the son was named at his circumcision).

The deceased and his father were Cohanim (plural of Cohen). A Cohen is a member of the priestly tribe. The first priest was Aaron, Moses' brother, and this designation is passed down from father to son. Cohanim had specific functions in the Temples, and still receive special recognition -- and have special obligations -- today.

The 6th of Tevet, 5687, began at sunset on December 10th, 1926, and ended at sunset on the 11th.





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