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If possible, the transcribed Hebrew lifted from the headstone and its English translation are given below, plus any useful notes about the translation or history of the writing.

Headstone 122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Joseph erected a monument of stone
For the burial of Mrs. Rachel [       ]
A woman of valor* [         ]
Let her deeds be praised at the gates**
Mrs. Rachel the daughter of R. Joseph wife of
R[           ] Aaron the Cohen
She died with a good name [            ] all the days of her life [         ] Adar in the year
5649 (1889), may her soul be bound in the bonds of life.
 




* Proverbs 31:11 begins with the beloved “woman of valor” poem.

** Proverbs 31:31 has the exact words, though the order of the wording differs

 

Transcription and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth College Hillel.