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Submitted by Jean Rose Bennett

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Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 8/7/2016 3:20 PM
Family Surname: Steigman
Country: USA
Town: Krasilov
Date of Image: January 1914
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Another page of my great Aunt Gussie's autograph book. Written in January 1914 for her graduation, I have no idea who wrote this page in yiddish. Maybe the answer is there - I hope someone is able to translate it for me. Among family names that would have been there on that occasion - Steigman, Skoler, Goldberg, Siegal. I thank you all in advance for any help you can give me.

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8/8/2016 6:19 AM The signature is illegible.

This text is poetic, flowery Hebrew. With references to biblical expressions.

The bold letters at beginnings of the lines (right side, this is Hebrew) make out "Gussie Steigman"

The text wishes her well, plays on the image of paradise, blessed rains and dew, and mentions that she will eat unlimitedly (or voraciously) from the tree of knowledge, apparently she will know how to remove her shoes when the bush burns [I understand this to mean she will be able to distinguish what it holy] and the last (bottom) paragraph says that "then" (when the time comes) she will eat from the tree of life as well.

It's possible to interpret the second last line as beginning with "your father who --- your success wishes you well at each and every moment"
(Here's the Hebrew for the text up to the signature)
אביך המ-- בהצלחתך ודורש טובתך
בכל עת ובכל רגע

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