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Tomb memorializing perished Jewish community in Bransk. Located in Holon, Israel
Tomb memorializ...
Symbol: hand to cup signifies deceased from the Levites. "Here lies the young precious man, a pleasant disciple and good-hearted.  Here is the late Ya
Symbol: hand to...
"Here lies Frau(?) Chaya/Chava Reid/ra Frebut(?) daughter of R. Arieh Leyb from Bransk. She was born in Bransk on ? of the year 1862 and departed 19th Tamuz 5682 (1922).  May her soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life."

Note: inscription in Yiddish

Translated by Dr. Heidi M. Szpek (szpekh@cwu.edu)
"Here lies Frau...
"Here lies a modest woman, the married Helkia, daughter of Reb Zelig David, wife of Reb Elter Wilek. Died 9th Tevet 5688."

Translated by Heidi M. Szpek, Ph.D. (szpekh@cwu.edu), Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926
"Here lies a mo...
Symbol: menorah.  Inscription excerpt:"Here lies our beloved mother ... the precious woman, the modest late Mala Fam (Pam?), daughter of Reb Ya
Symbol: menorah...
Detail of inscription of Mala Fam (Pam). 
Symbol: menorah. Inscription excerpt:"Here lies our beloved mother ... the precious woman, the modest late Mala Fam (Pam?), daughter of Reb Ya
Detail of inscr...
Tombstone of husband and wife.  Upper semi-circle inscription reads: "Beloveds and friends in their life and even in their death they will not be separated." Excerpt from main inscription: "our honorable father (left) ... the late Yehoshua Elhanan son of Shelomoh; (at right) our honorable mother ... the late Leah Rohamoah daughter of Benjamin."

Translated by Heidi M. Szpek, Ph.D. (szpekh@cwu.edu), Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Tombstone of hu...
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Painted grave of Mata Fam.
Painted grave o...
Marian Marzynski works on Shtetl movie with Slawek Grynberg (with camera). The Jewish gravestones removed from sidewalks and later moved into the cemetery
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The piece if this grave was found between Bielsk Podlaski and Bransk. Now is in Jewish Museum in Tykocin.
The piece if th...
The piece if this grave was found between Bielsk Podlaski and Bransk. Now is in Jewish Museum in Tykocin.
The piece if th...
"[Here lies] a modest woman, the married Jenta daughter of R. Fiszla who guided her sons in Torah and reverence.  She died 5th Sivan 5687.  May her soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life."

Translated by Dr. Heidi M. Szpek, Ph.D, (szpekh@cwu.edu)
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"... important and precious ... the married Chaya daughter of our teacher Dawid.  She died 18th Menachem Av year 5649 as the abbreviated era.  May her soul be bound in the bond of everlasting life."

Translate by Dr. Heidi M. Szpek, Ph.D. (szpekh@cwu.edu)

the day is not 8 but 18 (Chet + Yod making the word "Chai", "The Living", one of the names of God)

So the date is 18 Menachem Av 639 (not 649 as written in the text) = Thursday 7 August 1879.
Corrections by 
Avraham MALTHETE
Epigraphist-Paleograph
in charge of the collections of Hebrew manuscripts
Library of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, Paris, France
avraham93@gmail.com
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