JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Pebble on graves #general
Dorys Bernbaum <dorys@...>
At an unveiling ceremony a few weeks ago, the Rabbi gave a very interesting
comment on the custom of leaving pebbles on the tombstones. He said that
the death of a loved one "ligt vee a shtain of'n hartz" (like a rock on
one's heart). Placing pebbles on the tombstone as a symbol of having
visited the grave-site is, in essence, removing pieces of that "shtain" or
Make of it what you will.