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Headstone 143

 

(Directly underneath is the hand symbol used
by the Cohanim to bless the people during
Festivals and High Holy Days. R. Moshe the
son of Menachem Mendel Malski was a Cohen)

My eyes cry pools of water
Over the departed the upright man
Our teacher, our Rav R. Moshe
The Cohen Malski
Who departed on the 7th of Kislev
In the year 5680 (1920)
May his soul be bound up in the bonds of life
 


The phrase is a reference to the Book of Lamentations 3:48 (read on 9th of Av) that mourns the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of its
people. The verse provides:

My eyes cry pools of water over the destruction of the daughter of my people.

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