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Choosing your message subject #general

Morton Cohen <cohenme@...>
 

On 1 Nov 2000 12:17:32 -0800, GERRICA@aol.com wrote using the subject line
-: Gary - Joe Lapidus/Goldstone/Stone
The body of the posting refers to a URL that many might find useful. This
posting is just to point out that with that title the URL will never be
found by anyone who takes the time to search the archives for possible
sources for UK/Austrailia Data. >from the posting it appears that the URL
was information shared between readers - and perhaps never posted to the
group with its own proper subject
Perhaps a second posting is in order when including sites of future value.

Morton Cohen
Rochester NY

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Berestovitsa, Belarus #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

I have a copy >from the US Holocaust Museum of a list of Martyrs made by
the Soviet Extraordinary Commission which investigated Nazi war crimes in
the areas occupied by the Soviet Army. It appears to belong to
Berestovitsa, Belarus, a town ssw of Skidel, and not to a village of
similar [but slightly different] name in Lida District. I'd like to
donate this list to an individual or group interested in translating the
list & making it public.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across
from a rather large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania.
While walking through the cemetery today I noticed that many
of the gravestones had small piles of rocks on top.
Hi George,

You are, probably, not Jewish. When a relative, a friend, etc. visits a
Jewish grave, he/she puts a stone or several on the deseased tombstone to
say that he/she visited him/her and miss him/her very much. Also that
shows to others that the grave was visited.

Mark Grekin


Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Howard Zakai
 

Not sure the origin of this custom, but Jews put rocks on top of their loved
ones' tombstones for memory.. i do not know the significance of the rocks
themselves, but the purpose is memory.. I'm sure there are thousands of
genners who would have a better idea....
-Howie Zakai
Staten Island & Binghamton, NY


Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

It is a generally accepted old Jewish custom for persons who visit and pray
at a gravesite to place a small stone as they leave. Perhaps it is to show
that they were there, although there probably is a deeper meaning as well.

Abraham J. Heschel
Brooklyn, NY


Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
 

It's customary to place a small stone on the headstone when one visits to
show that one has been there and does not forget

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA


Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

E. Hunter <hushline@...>
 

Visitors to the gravesite leave some stones to indicate that someone
has been there. It's a sign that that there is still someone around who
remembers and cares and takes the time. The cemetery in which my own
mother is buried is so well-manicured that I put stones >from my own
backyard in my pocket before I make a cemetery visit. In a way that I
can't quite explain, leaving the stones makes me feel as if I'm somehow
also leaving a bit of myself and my abiding affection there between my
visits. I often do the same when I visit non-Jewish graves.

Elissa Hunter


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Choosing your message subject #general

Morton Cohen <cohenme@...>
 

On 1 Nov 2000 12:17:32 -0800, GERRICA@aol.com wrote using the subject line
-: Gary - Joe Lapidus/Goldstone/Stone
The body of the posting refers to a URL that many might find useful. This
posting is just to point out that with that title the URL will never be
found by anyone who takes the time to search the archives for possible
sources for UK/Austrailia Data. >from the posting it appears that the URL
was information shared between readers - and perhaps never posted to the
group with its own proper subject
Perhaps a second posting is in order when including sites of future value.

Morton Cohen
Rochester NY

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Berestovitsa, Belarus #general

Irene Newhouse <newhoir@...>
 

I have a copy >from the US Holocaust Museum of a list of Martyrs made by
the Soviet Extraordinary Commission which investigated Nazi war crimes in
the areas occupied by the Soviet Army. It appears to belong to
Berestovitsa, Belarus, a town ssw of Skidel, and not to a village of
similar [but slightly different] name in Lida District. I'd like to
donate this list to an individual or group interested in translating the
list & making it public.

Irene Newhouse
Kihei HI


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

MarkGrekin <markgrekin@...>
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across
from a rather large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania.
While walking through the cemetery today I noticed that many
of the gravestones had small piles of rocks on top.
Hi George,

You are, probably, not Jewish. When a relative, a friend, etc. visits a
Jewish grave, he/she puts a stone or several on the deseased tombstone to
say that he/she visited him/her and miss him/her very much. Also that
shows to others that the grave was visited.

Mark Grekin


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Howard Zakai
 

Not sure the origin of this custom, but Jews put rocks on top of their loved
ones' tombstones for memory.. i do not know the significance of the rocks
themselves, but the purpose is memory.. I'm sure there are thousands of
genners who would have a better idea....
-Howie Zakai
Staten Island & Binghamton, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Brandler Institute of Chasidic Thought <bict@...>
 

It is a generally accepted old Jewish custom for persons who visit and pray
at a gravesite to place a small stone as they leave. Perhaps it is to show
that they were there, although there probably is a deeper meaning as well.

Abraham J. Heschel
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
 

It's customary to place a small stone on the headstone when one visits to
show that one has been there and does not forget

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

E. Hunter <hushline@...>
 

Visitors to the gravesite leave some stones to indicate that someone
has been there. It's a sign that that there is still someone around who
remembers and cares and takes the time. The cemetery in which my own
mother is buried is so well-manicured that I put stones >from my own
backyard in my pocket before I make a cemetery visit. In a way that I
can't quite explain, leaving the stones makes me feel as if I'm somehow
also leaving a bit of myself and my abiding affection there between my
visits. I often do the same when I visit non-Jewish graves.

Elissa Hunter


Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall
Yes, this is a very widespread, almost universal Jewish custom.

The whole subject was discussed on this list before, so you should be able
to find it in the archives.

Judith Romney Wegner

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cemetery #general

Martin <cantor@...>
 

In reference to George Hall noticing small stones on the large stone. The
custom is that when one visits the grave of a deceased person you mark your
visit with a small stone taken >from outside the cemetery. When I travel to
a distant place I try to return with a stone >from that country which I
place on my father's gravestone as I tell him about my trip. This also
shows other people that the deceased has had many visitors which I
personally don't care for.
Rachel Margel Steinhouse


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general

Judith Romney Wegner
 

My name is George Hall. My office is located directly across >from a rather
large Jewish cemetery in Trevose Pennsylvania. While walking through the
cemetery today I noticed that many of the gravestones had small piles of
rocks on top. Does anyone know if this has some cultural significance? At
first I thought it was coincidence but it soon became apparent that there
were many stones with small rocks.

George M. Hall
Yes, this is a very widespread, almost universal Jewish custom.

The whole subject was discussed on this list before, so you should be able
to find it in the archives.

Judith Romney Wegner

MODERATOR NOTE: The Discussion Group archives can be found by visiting
our webpage at http://www.jewishgen.org/ and clicking on "Discussion
Group Archives" (found under the heading, "Databases").


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen cemetery #general

Martin <cantor@...>
 

In reference to George Hall noticing small stones on the large stone. The
custom is that when one visits the grave of a deceased person you mark your
visit with a small stone taken >from outside the cemetery. When I travel to
a distant place I try to return with a stone >from that country which I
place on my father's gravestone as I tell him about my trip. This also
shows other people that the deceased has had many visitors which I
personally don't care for.
Rachel Margel Steinhouse


pre 1825 genealogy records for Ciechanow #ciechanow #poland

Amy L Sheldon <asheldon@...>
 

Re Stan Z's last message about where to put our resources for developing
our work on Ciechanow, has anyone researched pre 1826 records? It looks
tricky >from what Stan says about that:

"To research pre Mormon film records (pre 1826 for
Ciechanow) we would have to look into the Catholic records. I
believe that in the period before 1826 Jewish records were mixed
in with these. "

amy


#Ciechanow #Poland pre 1825 genealogy records for Ciechanow #ciechanow #poland

Amy L Sheldon <asheldon@...>
 

Re Stan Z's last message about where to put our resources for developing
our work on Ciechanow, has anyone researched pre 1826 records? It looks
tricky >from what Stan says about that:

"To research pre Mormon film records (pre 1826 for
Ciechanow) we would have to look into the Catholic records. I
believe that in the period before 1826 Jewish records were mixed
in with these. "

amy