is all the information that could be lifted from the headstone.
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the corresponding headstone.
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.
A tree cries
Pools of water descend from my eyes
Over the departure of my endearing mother Mrs.
Rivkah Raisel the daughter of R. Yehudah
A woman struck down in the middle
of her life, alas a day of darkness
is engraved upon the tablet of my heart
And the monument hewn as a memorial
to bear witness the 28th day of the month of
Shevat in the year 5679 (1919)
May her soul be bound up in the bonds of life.
and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth