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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 210







Here lies
An important woman
Who provided sustenance to the poor
[with clothing?] Mrs. Shainah Kailah the daughter of our Rabbi
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 (without mentioning the “heh” for 5,000), which means “May her soul be bound in the bonds of eternal life.”


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