Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Great moments at grave sites

Explanation for the Hebrew impaired: 

On this monument the name of the deceased - Toyvah Gitel - forms an acrostic with a line of praise assigned to each letter. For example
T - Goodness [=Tov] and charity she performed all the days of her life. 
The fun starts on the second line where someone has modified a famous line of poetry.

On Friday night, many of us recite Eshet Chayil, a Woman of Valor, a selection from Proverbs which contains this verse:
She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
On the grave stone this has been adjusted to read:
She rises while it is yet night to perform the will of her husband
Cool, right?

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