Sunday, August 16, 2015
Decoration: The Crown of Torah and the Crown of a Good Name
Here are some other versions of this symbol:
A crown in other situations could symbolize a king, royalty, but on a Jewish grave I originally saw this as
KETER TORAH The Crown of the Torah כתר תורה
Then I found this text about The Crown of Torah, written by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld
A quote I found especially interesting:
"Rabbi Shimon said, there are three crowns: the crown of Torah, the crown of priesthood, and the crown of kingship. And the crown of a good name is superior to them all."
Another text in Hebrew from Agadot Chazal on Atar Daat
This way, a new crown/ concept became known to me
KETER SHEM TOV - The Crown of a Good Name כתר שם טוב
Looking closer at the gravestones in Lubaczow, I then saw that this gravestone with a crown had exactly that inscription.
Can you find other gravestones with KETER SHEM TOV?
On the following gravestone only the word KETER can be read.
Posted by EF at 2:12 AM