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Submitted by Margarita I Lacko

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Category: Translation - Tombstone
Approval Date: 1/17/2021 3:41 PM
Family Surname: CZUKOR & BLAU
Country: Ukraine
Town: Berehove (Beregszasz)
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I would greatly appreciate an English translation of this tombstone.

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1/17/2021 4:28 PM The top five lines are a poem of mourning and praise in honor of the deceased.

It is an acrostic poem: the first letters on each line spell out the name AVRAHAM.

(If this person is important to you and you would like these 5 lines translated, please let me know. It uses flowery text, and the grammar is a bit awkward.)

The rest of the stone reads:

Our teacher, the Rabbi, AVRAHAM, son of

our teacher, the Rabbi, Shmuel Tzukar, may he rest in peace [this last phrase refers to the father]

He passed away the 3rd of Marcheshvan 5686

May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.
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(Both he and his father have abbreviations in front of their names to indicate that they were ordained as rabbis. This does not necessarily mean that they were the rabbis of a synagogue.
The month of Marcheshvan also has the shorter name of Cheshvan.
The 3rd of Marcheshvan of the year 5686 began at sunset on October 20th, 1925, and ended at sunset on the 21st.)
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The bottom of the stone reads:

and his dear wife

Mrs. CHANNAH daughter

of our teacher, the rabbi, Shimon Zimmel, may he rest in peace.

She passed away the 4th of Shvat 5687

May her soul be bound up in the bond of life.
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Her father is also called "our teacher, the rabbi". So, this appears to have been a very rabbinical rabbi (the daughter of a rabbi marrying a rabbi whose father was also a rabbi). Such a "rabbinical" family was not unusual. On the other hand, such abbreviations were occasionally used without their meaning being fully understood, and I would respectfully suggest that it would be useful to have outside confirmation of the rabbinical status of these three men.

The 4th of Shvat of the year 5687 began at sunset on January 6th, 1927, and ended at sunset on the 7th. (By the way, today (January 17th) was her "Jahrzeit".)
1/17/2021 5:15 PM Hello Margarita,

On the bottom part, written in Hungarian, is the following:

"and his wife, born Henriette Blau....."

Jo
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