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translation are given below, plus any useful notes about the
translation or history of the writing.
An important woman
Who provided sustenance to the poor
[with clothing?] Mrs. Shainah Kailah the daughter of our
our teacher our Rabbi Shlomo who departed on the 26th of
Tishrei in the year
5646 (1886) may her soul be bound in the bonds of life.
is an abbreviation of the era for
mentioning the “heh” for 5,000), which means “May her soul
be bound in the bonds of eternal life.”
and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth