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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 11/10/2019 2:52 PM
Family Surname: BEUTEL Hersch (Hermann) Abraham Zvi
Country: Austria
Town: Vienna
Date of Image: 1936
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Gravestone of my paternal great-grandfather, Vienna Zentralfriedhof. Very little is known of his life: parents, where born and lived, 2 wives, siblings, children. Please translate every word. Many thanks!

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11/10/2019 3:56 PM Avraham Tzvi
Don of Mordechai Betel
Who went to eternity on the 15th of Iyaar 5796
May his soul be bound up for life eternal
11/10/2019 5:06 PM The wording indicates he was a very pious man who walked "in the ways of the Torah" his whole life. Morning and evening he was diligent in (attending, possibly) the Beth Midrash (no doubt for prayers).

Hope that helps know a bit more about him.

Regards,
Madeleine
11/10/2019 7:02 PM The date of death is the 15th of Iyar, 5696 (not 5796). This date began at sunset on May 6th, 1936, and ended at sunset on the 7th.
11/10/2019 8:11 PM Line #1 (after the 1936): An abbreviation for Poh Nikbar or Poh Nitman, meaning "Here is buried"

Line #2 (word for word):
Ish - man
Tam - pure
V'Yashar - and straight
HaChasid - the righteous
Line #2 (as a whole): A pure and straight, righteous man

Line #3 (word for word):
Halach - he went
B'darchei - in the ways of
Hatorah - the Torah
V'hayirah - and the fear
Kol - all
Yamav - his days
Line #3 (as a whole): He went in the ways of the Torah and the fear [of G-d] all his days

Line #4 (word for word):
Baboker - in the morning
U'VaErev - and in the evening
Shakad - he toiled
Al - on
Dalsei - the doors of
Beis - house of
HaMidrash - the study
Line #4 (as a whole): In the morning and in the evening he toiled by the doors of the study halls

Line #5 (his name): Abraham Tzvi

Line #6 (his father's name): The son of Reb Mordechai Baytel

Line #7 (word for word):
Halach - he went
LeOlamo - to his world
15 Iyyar 696
Line #7 (as a whole): He went to his world 15 Iyyar 696
[He went to his world means he died. The year 696 is really 5696. The 5000 is implied. The equivalent secular date is 7 May 1936. Depending on the time of death, it could also be 6 May 1936.]

Line #8: Each letter represents a word:
TeHei Nishmaso Tzerurah B'Tzror HaChaim
May his soul be bound in the bindings of the living
11/11/2019 3:09 PM The stone very poetically paraphrases several biblical and Talmudic sources to describe your great Grandfather as a very observant Jew who had integrity, whose lived according to the Mitzvot of the Torah, diligently studied Torah morning and evening in the local Torah study hall.
I am repeating the above accurate translation:
A pure and straight, righteous man (Iyov 1:8)
He went in the ways of the Torah and the fear [of G-d] all his days (Scripture is full of this references to the Torah way as to G-ds way, here are just a few Iyov 31; 4 Hoshea 14:10)
In the morning and in the evening he toiled by the doors of the study halls (Masechte Brachos 8A)
May his soul be bound in the bindings of the living (Shmuel A, 25: 29)
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