is all the information that could be lifted from the headstone.
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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.
Here lies R. Simchah
The Son of Dov
Who departed on the 16th
day of the month of Adar II the year 5678 (1918)
[May his soul be bound in the bonds of life]
*Additional correspondence with a descendent reveals that R.
Simchah was a Cohen, but the family name in Lunna was Yedvab.
The descendent's grandfather changed the name from Yedvab to
and Translation Copyright 2005 Rabbi Edward S. Boraz, Dartmouth