JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Thank You to All Who Responded to My Post About a Baby's Gravestone #general

Stanley and Shelda Sandler

Dear Genners,

A huge thank you to everyone who responded to my question about gravestones
of babies and stillborns who were born a hundred years ago. All of you will
receive a personal reply >from me.

It seems >from the replies I received that affordability issues were one
reason why gravestones were not erected over a baby's grave. Other
responses explained that many child stones were made >from softer, less
expensive materials and stood closer to the ground. The child gravestones
apparently did not stand the test of time as adult gravestones do.

There were other responses which indicated that according to rabbinic law,
no funeral or formal mourning period was held for an infant that did not
survive for 30 days.

My thanks and greatest appreciation to all who responded.

As for JewishGen...Where else can you post a question at 7:00 P.M.(ET) one
night and have replies early the next morning!JEWISHGEN IS AWESOME!!!!

L'Shana Tova,

Shelda Sandler

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