Tauragnai Jewish Cemetery

Tauragnai Jewish Cemetery

Ayžieniškis village is located near the road Tauragnai-Kuktiškės. The northwest branch off
the road to the ancient Jewish cemetery of Tauragnai. Walking through Tauragnų forest road to the right
on the side of the cemetery territory. It is covered with a masonry fence covered with mosses.
Most of the monuments are in the western part of the cemetery. Most of them have been torn down, split, frozen
land or just the rest of their fragments. In the cemetery the surface of the earth is uneven, grass grows. Of all
Hundreds of Jewish ancient cemeteries are surrounded by forest, only on the northern side is a slope, which ends with the Labe
the lake shore.
The Jews tried to organize a funeral on the day of death or at least the next day. If it's Saturday -
do not carry out a large number of buried jobs. The deceased was transported to the cemetery in the woods
in the box Charged without a hurry. Thirty days after death, a memorial was held
ceremony at the grave. After that a tomb was built - macewo.
The oldest cemetery of the Tauragnai Jews is dominated by granite tombstones with carved records
Hebrew characters. These are the names, the names of the parents, the date of death according to the Jewish calendar. The monument
At the bottom, there are five letters in the Hebrew language that indicate the words from the Bible: "Let his (her)
the soul is bound to a unit of life ". In these cemeteries you can find monuments of the kennels (priests)
stones They are labeled with symbols: two palms adjacent to each other and the space between them
twist your fingers - the little one with an unnamed person and face to face with the grand. Kohenai - Moses the Prophet of the Jews
the descendants of the brother of Aaron.
A grave is usually used to visit the grave. The custom dates back to the time when the grave was placed
Marked only a bunch of stones.