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Candlesticks on Stone

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

August 28, 2012 | 1:51 am

Women's gravestones in Radauti, Romania showing candlesticks -- with hands blessing them. The small reddish stone in the middle is that of my great-great-grandmother. Photo (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber

In my last post I took note of the candlesticks motif that is often used to mark the gravestones of Jewish women—it is very widespread in parts of Eastern Europe but also found elsewhere.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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The award-winning American writer Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled contemporary Jewish developments in Europe for more than two decades. As the author of National Geographic...

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