Category:Pebbles on Jewish gravestones

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English: Even when visiting Jewish graves of someone that the visitor never knew, the custom is to place a small stone on the grave using the left hand. This shows that someone visited the gravesite, and is also a way of participating in the mitzvah of burial. Leaving flowers is not a traditional Jewish practice. Another reason for leaving stones is to tend the grave. In Biblical times, gravestones were not used; graves were marked with mounds of stones (a kind of cairn), so by placing (or replacing) them, one perpetuated the existence of the site.
Français : Petits cailloux sur des tombres juives.
Deutsch: Es ist Sitte, beim Besuch eines jüdischen Grabes einen (kleinen) Stein auf dem Grab zu hinterlegen. Dazu ist die linke Hand zu verwenden.


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