Re: cemetery #austria-czech


Robert Fraser <rgfraser@...>
 

In reference to George Hall noticing small stones on the large stone. The
custom is that when one visits the grave of a deceased person you mark
your visit with a small stone taken >from outside the cemetery.
I visited the Jewish cemetery in Mikulov (formerly Nikolsburg) in the Czech
Republic some months ago, and found one gravestone, that of a former Chief
Rabbi and "wunder-rabbi", almost totally covered in stones. Hundreds of
them. It seemed that several times when jewish weddings had been celebrated
locally, the celebrants visited the grave first to daven and all left
stones.

Robert W Fraser
rgfraser@iinet.net.au

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