Re: Information on tombstones #belarus

Warren Blatt <wblatt@...>

"Susan Chernin" <> wrote:

My cousin Rachel and I took advantage of a long visit over the Passover
holidays to visit various cemeteries in the Philadelphia Area. We have
the following questions

Several of the men in our family as well as other male graves had two
hands engraved on them, sometimes palms up and sometimes down with the
fingers grouped in two distinct groups. Can anyone tell us what this
means? Several male tomb stones had five distinct Hebrew letters at
the bottom. The letters were the same in each case. Does any one know
what this means.
The answers to these questions can be found in the
JewishGen InfoFile "How to Read a Hebrew Tombstone" at


Warren Blatt
Boston, MA

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