Below are links to the pictures of the headstones at the cemetery in Lunna.  You can search for the family names on each headstone on the Headstone Name Search page, and then clicking on the links on that page will bring you to a closeup view of the corresponding headstone.  

Guide to Reading the Stones

     It was a spiritual experience to engage in the uncovering, uprighting, transcription and translation of these stones that you are about to encounter. All of us who engaged in last year’s cemetery restoration in Lunna, Belarus, came to deeply appreciate the sensitivity and care that went into creating each stone in memory of a beloved family member.

     We regard this work as sacred; for the mitzvah of zichronot, remembrance. Many of the stones have biblical allusions from the Books of Job, Isaiah, and the Five Books of Moses. These references may be found in some of the footnotes that appear.

     Neither the transcription nor the translation is as precise as we had hoped. We understand that there may be alternative readings. In those places where the word, letter, or even line was unreadable, a “[            ]” will appear. In those situations where an “educated guess” is made, the “[            ]” will contain the lettering, word, or phrase.

     The stones that appear on this page were not always the ones from which the transcriptions and translations were made. We attempted to use the highest quality image, and used various lighting techniques to further illuminate letters and stones that were difficult to read. We thank James Fornari and Amy Gillenson for their work in photographing and then developing each of these stones with the highest quality digital camera available at the time.

     Our desire is be as accurate as possible. If you find what you believe to be an error, please do not hesitate to contact us.

     L’shalom,
     Edward S. Boraz, Ph.D.
     Michael Steinberg ’61 Rabbi of Dartmouth College Hillel

 

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Headstone #316
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