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Old 07-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
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There you go, Buckytom, very plausible explanation provided by Barbara. In fact I do not know if there is a verifiable source to prove or disprove that fact. It could be simply that we do not bring flowers to the grave site, and thus stones are the reminders of out grief.
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thanks barbara and charlie. makes sense.

but again, charlie, why the fasting?
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oh, that. There are few (3) commerative fasts thru out the year connected to the distraction of The Temple. This was one of them.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #14
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A little more info:

In Jewish cemetaries, what is the symbolism behind rocks/pebbles/stones left on the headstones by visitor
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