Unveiling of a Matseva (tombstone)
The service at the unveiling of a Matseva (tombstone) at Beth Haim in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
Matseva may only be unveiled on days that techinot are read.
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)
The matseva (tombstone) text and shape need approval by the rabbinate. An old custom, dating back at least to the 19the century, is to make a small dimple in the stone and fill it with rice. It then fills with rain, attracting birds (visitors?) to the grave. Putting a small stone on a grave is not our custom, although it is sometimes done.
 Sefer Chajim Lanefesj, ISBN 90-9002721-1, 1989
 Booklet “Het Plaatsen van een grafsteen”, March 1997
 Only if there is a minjan.
 HRP changed this in the booklet.
 E.g. משה בנימין
 Notes LAV.
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