Tombstone Tuesday: Hillel ben Tuvya, Labun Jewish cemetery
In June of 2013 I had the pleasure of visiting Ukraine and Labun (now Yurovshchina;
once called Lubin in Yiddish), my paternal grandparents' community. We were able to visit the old Jewish cemetery, which I
discussed in an earlier post. Over the next several Tuesdays I will post photos and
translations (as I am able to decipher) of tombstones from that
cemetery. Most do not feature surnames.
This is a natural stone into which an epitaph was carved. It is difficult to read, but I believe (starting with line 2) it says:
Hillel son of Tuvya
Died 24 Iyar
I do not see any remnants of a year listed. The month of Iyar may start as early as about 11 April and end as late as 11 May.