Shoshana L. Boublil
Last week, a worker at Har Hamenuchot told us of a kever with our
family name that was neglected -- he didn't recall seeing anyone
visit it in over 20 years.
As our family name is unique, we went over to see the kever and
found an unknown member of the family:
Rav Menachem Mendel ben Rav Yisrael Skaist (we still don't know who
he was; he died in 1960).
The matzeiva also states that he "Hirbitz Torah BaRabim" and then
they have the following sentence:
"Shiyef v'eal, shiyef venafak"
A friend told us that this is probably from:
"Shiyef v'eal, shiyef venafak, velo machzik tivusa lenafshei.
"Eizehu ben ha'olam haba, invesan, ushefal berech, shiyef v'eal,
shiyef venafak, velo machzik tivusa lenafshei"
Rashi: he bends over as he comes in and as he goes out."
Why would this be inscribed on a kever? Does the usage give a hint
to the place this man came from?
Shoshana L. Boublil (nee Skaist)
Ramat Gan, Israel
KORB; SKAIST; RABIN; RUBNICH; EPSTEIN; SHERESHEVSKY; OSHEROVITZ; JOFFE;
SEGAL; LEVINE; SHAPIRO; BOUBLIL; ARBIB(ARBIV); KISH.