Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pebbles left on Jewish tombstone

Visitors to graves of Jewish loved ones leave pebbles on the tombstone. This mizvah (good deed) serves to remind others that someone has come to remember and pay honor to the deceased. According to some Jewish authorities, the act also symbolizes the visitor's kind act of helping to erect a monument honoring the deceased inasmuch as in ancient times graves may not have been dug; rather, the dead body was merely covered with stones to memoralize and protect the deceased.
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