Mentioning the father's name on a grave #belarus


Ofer <oferco@...>
 

I am wondering: do you not think it unusual that there is no
mention in the encription on the grave of the deceased's
father's name? Is it possible the
children didn't know it, or is there another explanation?
This is an interesting question: I don't think there is a common rule of the
text that should be placed on the grave. I saw a very detailed text, with
long phrases to the deceased, naming only his name. On another, I saw a
grave where the name of the deceased parents and shtetl of origin were
written. It seems to me that the text is subject more to the encriptor's
ability. Are there other opinions?

OferCohen
Israel


Len Farber <lhfarber@...>
 

One other reason may be money. I believe that headstones inscriptions are paid for by the
letter. The more you inscribe, the more it costs.

Len Farber
Oak Park, Illinois

Ofer wrote:

I am wondering: do you not think it unusual that there is no
mention in the encription on the grave of the deceased's
father's name? Is it possible the
children didn't know it, or is there another explanation?
This is an interesting question: I don't think there is a common rule of the
text that should be placed on the grave. I saw a very detailed text, with
long phrases to the deceased, naming only his name. On another, I saw a
grave where the name of the deceased parents and shtetl of origin were
written. It seems to me that the text is subject more to the encriptor's
ability. Are there other opinions?

OferCohen
Israel

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Steven Rosenberg <steven_rosenberg@...>
 

Hi,

Actually, Orthodox and most Conservative Jews put the father's name on the
stone in Hebrew. Reform Jews do not. This is a tradition and would have
nothing to do with cost (they would leave out other things, but not that
because it's part of the name).

Steve Rosenberg.

-----Original Message-----
From: Len Farber

One other reason may be money. I believe that headstones inscriptions
are paid for by the letter. The more you inscribe, the more it costs.
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