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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 9/16/2020 3:08 PM
Family Surname: Hirschhorn
Country: USA
Town: New York
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Would like a translation of the full Hebrew inscription. I can make out the name, date and some of the laudatory phrases, but my Hebrew just isn't good enough to get the whole thing. Would appreciate help from anyone with better Hebrew skills than me. Thanks.

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9/16/2020 7:56 PM In the arch:

And also Zelig our father did G-d take to himself


Here lies

an honored and important man

who truly feared G-d

He spread out his palm to the poor

and dispersed his bread to the pauper

Mr. ZELIG son of Reb Chayim Yeshayahu

He passed away with a good name [=reputation] and he departed this life [literally: he abandoned life to the living]

on the 13th of Iyar 5694

May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.

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'Reb' is an honorific; it does not mean rabbi.
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