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Headstone 304







Pools of water descend from my eyes
Over the departure of my dear mother
She shall be blessed above the women of the tent *
Mrs. Hanah Faigel
the daughter of R. Yosef
Who fell on the 3rd of Elul
The year 5677 (1917)
May her soul be bound in the bonds of life

* The phrase “she shall be blessed above the women of the tent” is taken from Judges 5:23 and then expounded further in Talmud Sanhedrin 105 (b).

Judges 5:24 provides:

"And Yael the wife of Hever the Keninite shall be blessed from women; she shall be blessed from among the women of the tent." The Talmud Sandhedrin 105(b) explicates the phrase “the women of the tent” as a reference to Sarah, Rebekkah, Rachel and Leah.


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