The JMG Collection of Architectural and Funerary Monuments holds this marble funerary plaque from the destroyed Jewish cemetery of Serres. The tombstone bears a nine-line Hebrew inscription in careful lettering, with characteristic apices on the letters. The plaque is decorated with the relief image of a Torah, indicative of the title or office of the deceased. In lines 6-8, the name of Rabbi David Yitzhak HaCohen is commemorated, who according to the epigraphic text “departed for the eternal Home, on the 24th day of the month Kislev, in the year 5698”. The Hebrew date corresponds to November 28th, 1937, according to the Gregorian and Julian calendar. 

© The Jewish Museum of Greece

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