Re: Translation of Hebrew tombstones Albany NY Bendel family #translation


If you could take better pictures of the stones, when the sun's angle is optimal, it would be much easier to read everything.  That said, I will offer a free translation of the important parts of the inscription, filling in the blanks with educated guesses.  Here is what I managed to read from Abraham's stone:
"Here lies a dear man, Avraham, the son of Eliyahu Aryeh Bendel.  Avraham: An old man who all his life followed the good path.  Died aged 93 on Thursday, the 16th of Elul and was buried on the eve of the Sabbath, the 17th of the month in the year 5621" (Aug 22, 1861)
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rassein), Lithuania

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