Re: Letters on Memorial Plaques

gershon.dubin@juno.com
Wed, 09 Jul 1997 00:18:13 EDT

"Michael J. Savitz" <MSAVITZ@ROPESGRAY.COM> wrote:
<<While visiting a Sephardi shul(synagogue) overseas recently, I noticed
that on each of the memorial plaques in the back of the shul, the following
Hebrew letters were inscribed after the name of the decedent: tav, nun,
tzadi, bet, hey (in that order), each letter followed by a period.>>

<T>eheh <N>afsho (Nafshah) <T>zrurah <B>itzror <H>achaim: May
his/her soul be bound up in eternal life. Not used only by Sepharadim,
BTW.

Gershon
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