Re: tombstones #general


Madeleine Isenberg
 

The question about two symbols on a Jewish tombstone/matzeva, has been asked and answered several times already.  I was at least among one of those.
 
The star indicates a date of birth; 
the cross for a date of death.  
 
They are ancient symbols and do not relate to a person's religion.  
 
When I first encountered this, I was just as confused.

Madeleine Isenberg
Beverly Hills, CA
madeleine.isenberg@...

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