answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Typically, even when visiting Jewish graves of someone that the visitor never knew, he or she would leave a small stone at the graveside. This shows that someone had visited, and represents permanence. Leaving flowers is not a traditional Jewish practice. Another reason for leaving stones is tending the grave. In Biblical times, gravestones were not used; graves were marked with mounds of stones, so by placing (or replacing) them, one perpetuated the existence of the site

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-11-19 14:40:05
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides

Economics

20 cards

Which best describes the difference between Protestant and Catholic beliefs

Where are most of the members of OPEC located

Why did Iraq invade Kuwait in 1991

What happens when OPEC reduces the production of oil

โžก๏ธ
See all cards

Judaism

21 cards

Which best describes the difference between Protestant and Catholic beliefs

Which is a result of the emissions from the use of fossil fuels

What is another name for the Hebrew Bible

Where are most of the members of OPEC located

โžก๏ธ
See all cards

Judaism

20 cards

Which best describes the difference between Protestant and Catholic beliefs

Where are most of the members of OPEC located

What happens when OPEC reduces the production of oil

Why is the Temple Mount a source of argument

โžก๏ธ
See all cards

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why do Jews leave stones on the grave of a loved one?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

Why do people leave rocks on tombstones?

It's a Jewish custom similar to leaving flowers by Christians. Since the Psalms say that God is our Rock, Jews leave stones as a remembrance at gravesites.


What were some activities Hitler loved to do?

Kill Jews.


Why do Jews hate Adolf Hitler who is loved by many?

adolf Hitler tried to kill all Jews


What was the impact on Jews at home doing the World War 2?

Jews had to leave their homes like they eventually had to leave everything.


How do Jews mourn the death of a loved one?

They sit Shiva


Why did the Jews leave Spain?

In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued an edict forcing all of the Jews in the country to leave.


How did they beat the Jews and non Jews during the Holocaust?

they tried words but they didn,t hurt them so they used sticks and stones.


Where is anne franks grave located at?

Anne was buried along with thousands of other Jews in Bergen-Belsen death camp in a mass grave. The exact location of her remains are unknown.


What do you meant by INRI written on grave?

IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews "


What did Hitler call people who loved Jews?

[Your Moms Name Here]


Why - at a Jewish burial in Israel - do they cover the grave with a stone slab after putting the corpse in the earth?

Jews and Muslims both cover the grave with a large stone or slab. This is done to prevent mud inside the grave, because unlike Christians, Jews usually bury their dead without a coffin. This custom of placing a large stone slab is recorded in the Talmud (Mishna Oholot 2:4).


Why did Hitler hate Jews so much 2008?

Hitler hated Jews because they loved God, and Hitler hated God, as he showed by his life.


Why did the Romans forced the Jews to leave Jerusalem in 70 A.D.?

The Romans did not forc the Jews to leave Jerusalem. They took away 90,000 people as slaves.


Why would some Jews not leave the Ghetto?

Eventually everyone had to leave the ghetto.


Why did the Jews leave Judaea after the AD 132 revolt?

The Romans forced all Jews to leave Jerusalem and banned them from ever returning to the city. However, hundreds of thousands of Jews remained in the northern area of Judea (the Galilee).


Why did Hitler want the Jews exterminated?

because he loved dylaks and doctor whooo


Why do Jews place stones on headstones?

Because thereby we continue to "build" the monument to the deceased . . .


Why do Jews put small stones on monuments?

1. The Midrash Lekach Tov (Pesikta Zutra 35:20) relates that each of Jacob's sons took a stone and put it on Rachel's grave to make up Rachel's tomb. From this we learn that by placing stones on the grave one participates in building up the tombstone. In those days one did not mark a grave with marble or granite and a fancy inscription, but one made a cairn of stones over it. Each mourner coming and adding a stone was effectively taking part in the Mitzvah of matzevah ("setting a marker") as well as a symbolic levayat ha-meyt ("accompanying the dead"). Our present practice seems to be commemorative of this ancient tradition. 2. The book Ta'amey Ha-Minhagim (The Reasons for the Customs, pp. 470-471) says, "We put pebbles on the grave to show that the visitor was at the grave. It was a sort of calling-card for the honor of the deceased, to mark that you have paid a visit." (See also Orach Haim 224:8). A contemporary respondent, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, confirms this custom, noting Eliyahu Rabba 224:7 as his source (Responsa Yabia Omer IV, Yoreh Deah 35).


When did the Jews leave Denmark for Sweden?

1943


Who threw the first stone at Jesus?

There is no record of anyone throwing stones at Jesus, although it is written that the Jews took up stones to cast at him. (John 8.59 & 10.31)


Were Jews given money to leave Germany?

No, of course not. On the contrary, they had to pay for permission to leave the country.


Was it hard for Jews to leave Germany?

yes, they would have to leave most of their posessions and property behind.


Was the writing above Jesus's grave that said King of the Jews in Latin?

Pilate wrote this message in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek: "Jesus the Nazarene the King of the Jews." (John 19:19, 20)


When did the Jews leave Palestine?

The main exile of Jews from Palestine came in 70 CE. However, there was always a minority of Jews in Palestine until 1950 when they became the majority.


Why did the Nazis want Jews in ghettos?

The Nazi Germans wanted to get rid of any Jewish influence in their culture. They encouraged Jews to leave the country. When they could not force any more Jews to leave, they attempted to isolate the remaining Jews from ordinary Germans, by insisting that all Jews lived in small enclaves called Ghettos. The Nazis despised Jews and considered them a social problem, similar to gypsies and criminals.

People also asked

Why do people leave rocks on tombstones?

View results