JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general


Judith Romney Wegner
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall
Yes, this is a very widespread, almost universal Jewish custom.

The whole subject was discussed on this list before, so you should be able
to find it in the archives.

Judith Romney Wegner

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