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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.
and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth