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Submitted by Barbara E Rice

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 4/18/2018 4:54 PM
Family Surname: Rice
Country: USA
Town: Providence, RI
Date of Image: 4/17/2018
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I hope someone can please translate all of the Hebrew on this stone. Thank you in advance for your help.

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On  Response 
4/19/2018 1:29 AM Hello Barbara,

A partial translation of the tombstone....

"Here lies a dear and honored man, who walks in.....all of his days, our teacher and rabbi Yermiachu, Ben/(son of) Maier Rize/Rice, died on the 24th day of the Hebrew month of Adar (followed by the Hebrew year). May his soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."

"Ben" = son of

"Reb" = a title of respect preceding the given name(s) of a Jewish male.

"Rize" - sounded out the actual Hebrew letters as inscribed, however, it is obvious that Rice is the spelling used by the family.

"our teacher and rabbi" may indicate a learned and respected teacher, who may or may not have been a rabbi.

Jo




4/19/2018 1:48 AM NB prior translation is good, but...

Here lies
a dear and honorable man
[who] walked all his days
[...] Yirmiyahu son of Meir
Rice [who] died on the 24th day
in the month of Adar 5688
[may his soul be bound up in eternal life]
4/19/2018 4:10 AM The missing hebrew word is b'som, meaning "in perfection", related to the word "Tamim". It could be understood as "He walked in perfection all his days", never doing any wrong.
4/19/2018 12:48 PM Here lies
A dear and honored man
Who died having completed his life
Our teacher Rabbi Yirmiyahu son of Meir
Rice who died on the 24th day
the month of Adar 1928
May his soul be bound up in everlasting peace

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