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Tombstone symbols – Fish

December 26, 2009
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Tombstone symbols – Fish

We have two examples of ‘fish’ symbols from tombstones in Brady Street Jewish Cemetery. In both cases there is a single fish, although we understand that 2 fish may be featured and look identical. or very similar, to the symbol for ‘Pisces’. Both of our examples are facing left and look very similar, although...
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Tombstone Symbols – Pitcher & water, Levi

October 26, 2009
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Tombstone Symbols – Pitcher & water, Levi

The symbol of a hand pouring water from a jug or pitcher into a bowl is the symbol of the Levites one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Levites were responsible for cleaning the hands of the Temple Priest or Cohen and this is what the symbol is depicting. A tombstone with this symbol...
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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

September 10, 2009
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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

This is the first of a series of blogs we want to run on the various tombstone symbols we have seen so far. Here are some examples of ‘Cohen Hands’ the priestly blessing. This symbol indicates that the person buried is a Cohen; that is, a descendent of Aaron, the brother of Moses. The...
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