Sunday, June 17, 2012

Alexander Lorig gravestone, update

Gravestone of Alexander and Rosa Lorig found in the Jewish cemetery at Gemünden, Rhein-Hunrück, Germany
[photo: sim friedhof.htm]

On 28 March 2012 there was a post titled:  "The gravestone of Alexander and Rosa Lorig" that included a photograph Stephan Lorig had sent of the gravestone.  The inscription on the stone is in Hebrew and although I did take it to my neighbor who is a Rabbi to see if it could be translated the image on the picture was not clear enough to do so.  Today I received a translation from another Lorig descendant, Ruth Mueller, and wanted to share it here as I know several have expressed an interest in knowing what the stone says.

"Here lie the man Alexander son of Mordechai who died on the 3rd of Tevet (4th month of the Jewish year) and his wife Reisechi (?) daughter of Palter who died on 9th of Tevet of the (Jewish) year 5677.*

"Beloved and pleasant in their life and in their death they were not parted (Samuel B, chapter 1, verse 23).  May their souls be bound in the bundle of the living (Jewish equivalent to R.I.P.)."

Thank you so much, Ruth, from all of us.  



* If I am understanding this correctly "the number of years on the Jewish calendar represents the number of years since creation, calculated by adding up the ages of the people in the Bible back to the time of creation."  Please see:

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