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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 38


 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Cohen.


 

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