Re: Stones on tombstones

Daniel Shor (dshor@hakotel.org.il)
Sat, 28 Dec 1996 20:05:41 +0200 (GMT+0200)

In Torah-Forum V3 #4, Murray Cole wrote:
>Why do people leave a small stone on someone's tombstone while visiting
>(paying respect) at a cemetery?

There are two reasons for this custom. One is that it is erecting a
Matzevah [tomb; marked plot] to honor the deceased. The other is that it
serves to mark the spot of a grave so people will not walk on it.

Daniel Shor