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Topic: Gravestone, Peh Nun, Meaning

Jeremy Schulman, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

Could somebody please tell me what the Hebrew letters "peh nun" mean on a tombstone?

Peace, Jeremy Schulman (JLE 98)


Dear Jeremy Schulman,

The letters peh nun are the first two letters of "poh nitman" (or "poh nikbar") which means "here is the grave site of..." It is normally found at the top of the tombstone.


 
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