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Forest Cemetery Stones
Row 7, Col 9
Here lies buried
A very old man (alternative trans. “rejoice”)
Pious, a wonder in Torah
And one who feared heaven
A principled and [ ] man
Our teacher our Rabbi, R. Shalom, the son of R
Israel the Cohen
He was called by the mouth of everyone
R. Shalom Wilnar (alternative Wolnar)
He departed with a good man, elderly,
(His) days fully sated, on the 13th day of the Month
of Adar 1 5648 (1898)
May his soul be bound in the bonds of life
This stone is beautifully restored. It is possible that in the course of restoration that certain letters have other possibilities. However, as can be seen with the stones immediately preceding, without this work, it would not have been readable at all. Another example of the magnificence of Rita’s beautiful work.
All work copyright 2007-2008 Dartmouth Hillel.
Translations, Transcriptions by Rabbi Edward S. Boraz.
Other work by Joel Alpert. Web Design by Evan Michals D'07.