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Submitted by Jean Kathryn Warwick

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 7/29/2012 4:19 PM
Family Surname: Shandler
Country: USA
Town: Minneapolis
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Please can you translate the Hebrew text on the head-stone of Esther Shandler and the meaning of the symbol, Thank you

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7/29/2012 4:29 PM Here lies
Our dear mother
Ester daughter of Beniamin
Passed away 7 Sivan 5726
7/30/2012 2:33 AM Agree with the above. Gregorian date is 26 May 1966.
7/30/2012 7:54 AM A candle or candelabra often is used on the tombstone of a woman; and the six-pointed Star of David on that of a man.
Source:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/tombstones.html

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