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Submitted by Sandi Root

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 6/5/2019 4:33 PM
Family Surname: BLOCK
Country: USA
Town: Chicago
Date of Image: June 3, 2019
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I would like a translation of the Hebrew on the gravestone of my BLOCK relative, buried Waldheim, Chicago. Thank you for this help.

Sandi Root

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6/5/2019 7:45 PM Hello, I will do my best, although this is difficult to read, partly do to the low resolution of the image. If you could send me a higher-resolution photo, that would be very helpful.

Meanwhile, this is what I can read:

Here lies

Yehoshua son of Mordechai

The date of death appears to be the 11th of Av, but I cannot make out the last digit of the year. It was during the decade of the 5670's. If you can provide me with the date and year that he died (I can see only "July") I will pinpoint the exact Hebrew year for you.
6/6/2019 6:29 AM The above is correct:

Here lies
Joshua son of Mordecai
11 Av 5676
May his soul be bound in the bonds of everlasting life

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