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Submitted by Milton J Koch

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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 11/25/2020 3:02 PM
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Country: Ukraine
Town: Zolotyi Potik
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Please translate this gravestone. thank you Milton Koch

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11/26/2020 12:24 PM The first thing that is obvious that I can tell you from this picture that HE is a Levite
There is a picture of him holding the washing cup under פנ

The curved Hebrew section gives the date of death whish
I think is 12th of the Hebrew month of Iyar and I think the year was תרעט
= 5679 = 12 MAY 1919

In the centre there are 2 Hebrew words one above the other
איש ישר = an honest man
Above name I can make out the Hebrew word for CHARITY
I can make out lower down the name DOV son of ABRAHAM the Levite

David Barrett
11/26/2020 5:05 PM correct, but one correction
Dov ben Elyukim Halevi
11/27/2020 6:37 AM At the to is the abbreviation for "here lies"
Curved line: died 12 Iyar 5679
An upstanding
Man
___ charity
Mr Dov Ber son of
Elyakim the Levite
(Abbrev.:) May his soul be bound in the bonds of everlasting life
11/29/2020 4:43 PM One person read the name as Dov Ber. The "Ber" is actually "Bar", meaning son of.

Thus, as someone else noted:

DOV, son of Reb Elyakim the Levite.

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