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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 11/25/2020 3:05 PM
Family Surname: Beckman
Country: Romania
Town: Ermihalyfalva
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I found this gravestone photo on the KehilaLinks page for Ermihalyfalva / Valea lui Mihai. I believe it might be the brother of my great-grandfather. There is a long inscription in Hebrew - I would be very grateful if someone could please help to decipher it. Thank you

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11/26/2020 12:56 AM Shmeal Son of Abba Beckman deceased 23 Shvat 1931/10 Feb 1931
11/26/2020 1:49 AM The date as already mentioned is correct. After his father's name it says in Hebrew ע'ה which means 'may he rest in peace'
The following 4 lines is an acrostic of the 5 Hebrew letters ש מ ו א ל of which מ ו is on the second line

That charity should be done
A protection for the poor in cities[&] in the field
A man who engaged in faith

I am afraid that I cannot read the rest to my satisfaction, but no doubt a God fearing man who did many charitable deeds

David Barrett
11/26/2020 6:31 PM Here lies
Son of Mr. Abba Beckman
He was delighted to do charity
Protection for the poor and support for the miserable
A man that his dealings were trustful
He was diligent to bring up his children to worship
of Torah With bitterness of our hearts we will cry
wail and will lament The head of our family
we lost to the darkness of the grave Our father
loved and dear his sun set at noon
How was he plucked at young age
Died 23 Shevat 5691
May his soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life
11/29/2020 3:32 PM The previous helper did a wonderful job reading and translating this difficult stone.

I would only add that the 23rd of Shvat of the year 5691 began at sunset on February 9th, 1931, and ended at sunset on the 10th.

(There is a slight chance that the Hebrew dates is actually the 26th of Shvat, in which case the secular dates would be February 12/13).
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