Translation needed from Hebrew for matzevah. #translation


avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

I've posted a photo of a matzevah in Cleveland Ohio. I need a translation for the right side of the stone, which is in Hebrew. 
It is on ViewMate at the following address ... http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM82362 Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for your help. 

Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


Malka
 

 

Hello Avivah,

 

Here lies or here is buried (Abbreviation on top)

The young man Haim Mordechai

Milkah

Passed away 30 Tishrei

In year 5679

May his memory be bund in eternal life (abbreviation on bottom)

Shalom, Malka Chosnek


avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

Thank you to the people who responded and particularly to the person who sent the complete and accurate translation.
This is a matzevah for two brothers: the older died in the US army in 1918, the younger died in 1976.
The   top of the stone says"Sons of Malke"  The remainder of the Hebrew on the right side of the
stone says:  Here lies the unmarried young man Chaim Mordechai Milka, passed away on 30 Tishrei 5679.
May his soul be bound in the bonds of life." 
The date is accurately 6 October 1918, as I have his death records from the US Army.


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Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA


fredelfruhman
 

As the ViewMate posting is now 'closed', I cannot respond there, as I would have wished to.

I am the helper who pointed out that -- based on the Hebrew date -- the secular date might have been the 5th, rather than the 6th, if he had died after sunset.  (I see that there are official records giving the date as the 6th, so that is obviously the correct date.)

The reason for my comment here is because of the additional reply posted on ViewMate, that if he had died after sunset, the secular date would have been the 7th, so I would like to clarify what I wrote.

Hebrew dates go from sunset to sunset.  The Hebrew date of 30 Tishrei, 5679, began at sunset on October 5th, 1918, and ended at sunset on October 6th.  The original helper, in his or her remarks, had written:  "30 Tishrei, 5679 (Sun, 6 October 1918)".  The date of the 6th may have been obtained from a calendar-conversion program, which normally gives the secular date that is statistically the most likely "match" for the Hebrew date.  Such "matches" are usually correct, given that these two dates will indeed match for approximately 18 hours out of 24 (this is an average; depending upon the time of year and how late in the day the sun sets, the number of hours can differ quite a bit).  Calendar-conversion programs often ignore the fact that if the person had died after sunset on the PRIOR secular date, this would also be a match for the Hebrew date). 

I originally wrote:  "The date of death might also have been October 5th (if he died after sunset)."  It might have been clearer had I written, "In addition to the secular date of October 6th, it is possible that the date of death might have been October 5th (if he died after sunset on the 5th.  This is when the 30th of Tishri actually began, as Hebrew dates begin at sunset of the previous day.  For example, the Sabbath actually begins at sunset on Friday).

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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA