Beth Abraham Orthodox Synagogue

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29 Heshvan 5778

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A Monument

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  1. It is customary to place a monument by the burial site of the deceased.
  2. A monument should be erected as soon as possible after the conclusion of the shiva. However, the dedication service should not be scheduled on a day when tachanun is not recited, or within thirty days prior to a Yom Tov.
  3. It is wrong to place a double monument when one of the spouses is still alive, for that shows lack of belief in Moshiach who will arrive any day now. (Igros Moshe Y.D. 2:153)
  4. It is not proper to place a picture on a monument.
  5. The Hebrew name of the deceased and his father's Hebrew name plus the Hebrew date of his passing is inscribed on the monument.
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