Unveiling of a Matseva (tombstone)

 

The service at the unveiling of a Matseva (tombstone) at Beth Haim in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.

All gather in the Casa dos Rodeamontos (house of citrclings or Metaher house). In contrast to the mitsva (levaya), there is no singing: all texts are recited.

 

Recordings: JBS, LAV (Hashcavot) & SVD (tefilla at the grave)

 

Remarks

Chajim Lanefesh[1]

Booklet[2]

תפילה

Recited

230

1

כל ישראל

Three mishnayot are read

משנה

Recited

230

1

רבי חנניא

Recited

232

1

[3]קדיש דרבנן

Recited

234

2

לכו נרננה

All Psalms are recited verse by verse: first line by chazzan, second by kahal, third by chazzan etc.

134-138

2-5

שיר של יום

Chajim Lanefesh Psalms: 49 & 121,
Booklet: 120 & 121[4].

234 & 236

5

מזמורים ק"כ & קכ"א

Only the letters of the first names are recited[5]

200-216

6-12

מזמור קי"ט: שמות

Recited

236

12

ותשועת

Recited (similar to kadish Al Yisrael)

58

12

[3]קדיש יהא שלמא

All go to the grave, where the tefilla is recited.
Once finished, the matseva is lowered on the grave or unveiled.

See web page about the names.

238

13

א-ל אלוקי הרוחות

Recited verse by verse

234

13

מזמור מ"ט

Recited

240

14

ותשועת

Recited (similar to kadish Al Yisrael)

58

14-15

3קדיש יהא שלמא

Hashcavah is said for the deceased and his/her deceased wife/husband[6] (for Chacham + for Parnaas etc. + any man, woman)
See web page about the names.

60 for men
64 for women

15-16

השכבה

 

Description, made by LAV (manuscript in Dutch), transcription.

Printable pdf version of this page

 


[1] Sefer Chajim Lanefesj, ISBN 90-9002721-1, 1989

[2] Booklet “Het Plaatsen van een grafsteen”, March 1997

[3] Only if there is a minjan.

[4] HRP changed this in the booklet.

[5] E.g. משה בנימין 

[6] Notes LAV.

 

 

 

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