לנצח, ומחה ה'
This page describes the service at a mitsva, a funeral, at the cemetery at Ouderkek aan de Amstel. This is based upon the description made by L. Alvares Vega ז"ל (LAV), the guardian of the cemetery in the years 1937-1986.
The texts of hakafot and haschava are printed on two sides of wooden signs, available at the Beth Haim. The first two pictures show the signs, the last the short
Below: the Metaheer house - Casa dos Rodeamentos (1705), the house of circuits named for the 7 circlings (הקפות) made around the casket as it lies in the building before being carried to its burial spot in the grounds, as etched by Picart in the beginning of the 18th century, and how it looks after the renovation of 1966. Note the remarkable sculpture between the windows, in the picture shown on the right side.
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