Steven M. Greenberg
Thank you that is very helpful and not easily searchable information, so I appreciate the expertise.
One final question. This particular headstone says "Esther Elyevna" which I have learned is the female patrynomic for Esther daughter of Eli? Or is this possibly understood as Esther the Levite or Esther the Levi?
I am not sure how Russian headstones addressed this common Hebrew custom of calling out the "tribe" on the headstone.