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Obj. ID: 26673
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  Foundation plaque at the Medieval synagogue in Worms, Germany

© Anna Berezin, Photographer: Berezin, Anna, 7.2017

The inscription reads:

 

יתברך לעד שומע תחינות // אשר מילא לב עבדו באמונות

מר יעקב בר דוד איש תבונות// לשמו הגדול בית לבנות

 ולויתו מרת רחל חשובה בין שאננות //כיבדו את יי מהונם ליהנות

 יפו מקדש מעט בתכונות// והושלם בירח אלול בתשצד לחשבונות

יוטב לבוראם מהעלאת קרבנות// זכו שם עולם לקנות

 יד ושם ותשואות חנות// טוב מבנים ומבנות

 יזכר ובטובות זכרונות //יזהר הקורא אמן לענות

 

Praised be for ever he who "hears the supplications", (1. Kings 8,30)

who fills the heart of "his servant" with confidence, (1. Kings 8,30)

Mr. Jacob bar David, a man of wisdom,

"to build a house for his great name", (1. Kings 8,17)

and his wife Mrs. Rachel, esteemed among the tranquil;

they spent their wealth to honour the Lord,

and they embellished the synagogue with outfits,

 and it was accomplished in the month of Elul 794 of the era.

It pleases their creator better than offering sacrifices.

They earned an everlasting name and gained

"a place and a name" of reputation and ovations of grace,

"better than sons and daughters". (Jesaja 56,5)

They deserve to be mentioned and remembered in good memory,

and the reader should not miss to answer "Amen"!

 

Remark: Elul 794 = August / September 1034 CE

All lines (rows) of the Hebrew inscription end with final rhyme "-not".

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Foundation plaque at the Medieval synagogue in Worms | Unknown
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1034
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Germany | Rheinland-Pfalz | Worms
| Judengasse, Am Synagogenplatz 4
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