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translation are given below, plus any useful notes about the
translation or history of the writing.
A Weeping Tree*
Here lies buried
R. Joshua the son of Nachum
A righteous, upright, and faithful man**
Distinguished in Torah and reverent
He taught and spread Torah to the people
That he departed on the eve of Rosh Hashanah
Of the Year 5681 (1921)
* The term
is found at Genesis 35:8 where Jacob buried a nursemaid of
refers to the place as a “a tree weeping.”
** The phrase “righteous,
upright, and faithful man” a quote from Mishnah Avot 1.5. It
provides that one who occupies himself with Torah for its
own sake merits many reward. One is the necessary
preparation to be righteous, pious, upright, and faithful.
and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth