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Submitted by Liz Scofield

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Category: Tombstone
Approval Date: 3/8/2015 3:45 PM
Family Surname: NEINKEN
Country: USA
Town: Queens, NY
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TOMBSTONE TRANSLATION
Would someone kindly translate the Hebrew on my great uncle's foot stone?
Thank you.

Liz Scofield

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3/8/2015 6:58 PM Hello Liz,

"Here lies Reb Yaakov Ben/(son of) Reb Lipman, who died on the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Adar II (followed by the Hebrew year)."

The month of Adar II occurs during a "leap year" where there are two months of Adar, and this was one of those years.

The word "Reb" is an honorific title which precedes both male's given names. It does NOT imply rabbi....Jo
3/9/2015 7:44 AM "here is buried mr yaakov son of mr lipman
died 17 adar II 5717
...
may his soul be bound up in the bond of life"
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