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Submitted by Deborah Dworski

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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 8/29/2012 4:16 PM
Family Surname: ABEL, Hyman & Minnie
Country: USA
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Seeking translation of Hebrew inscriptions as well as any observations about design of tombstone. Thank you.

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8/30/2012 2:26 AM Hello Deborah,

Translations for this tombstone are as follows:

Right side for Hyman: "Here lies Chaim Ben/(son of) Reb Ephraim, who died on the 1qth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar (and the Hebrew year is listed). May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

Left side for Minnie: "Here lies Mina Rachel Bas/(daughter of) Reb Meir Dov, who died on the 26th day of the Hebrew month of Tamuz (and Hebrew year listed). May her soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life".

The word "Reb", used preceding both of the fathers' given names, is a title of respect and honor. It does NOT imply rabbi. Hope that this is helpful....Jo

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