is all the information that could be lifted from the headstone.
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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.
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
] 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”
** Proverbs 31:31 has the
exact words, though the order of the wording differs
and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth