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Viewmate request - Hebrew phrase on tombstone #translation


Debbie & Danny Bloch
 

I've posted a photo of my great-grandmother's tombstone on ViewMate.
I can read her name and date of death but was wondering about the 2 word phrase on the 2nd last line - has anyone seen that before or know what it means?
 
The photo can be viewed on ViewMate at the following address:
Thank you for any help you can give!
 
Debbie Bloch (Beckman)
Melbourne, Australia
 


Malka
 

Good morning,

 

I have never seen the two words above the abbreviation (last line) which stands for may her sould be gathered in eternal life.  The meaning of the two words refers to ‘lifting.’

Shalom, Malka Chosnek


fredelfruhman
 

I see that you have already received responses to your question.

To be specific, the abbreviation consists of the letters Shin-Alef.  The Shin stands for the word "shem", name.  The Alef stands for "Imo" (his mother) or "Imah" (her mother), as appropriate.  Occasionally, there is a Vav at the beginning, representing the word "and".
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Fredel Fruhman
Brooklyn, New York, USA


kassells@...
 

Hi Malka, 
The abbreviation Sh. Aleph stands for Shem Imah =the name of her mother is
For a male deceased person, it would be Shem Imo = the name of his mother is.

In this case the name of her mother was Miryam  It does not express "lifting" that would be "merim" . 

I have a question to you Debbie:
Is this deceased person of Hungarian origin?
I already asked a similar question in this list at  least twice. My personal experience is that this expression is especially frequent in Hungarian tradition. 

Best regards, 

Laurent Kassel 
Moreshet, Israel