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 Understanding Jewish Memorial Symbolism

In the Jewish tradition, symbols are significant.  When authentically and artistically utilized, symbols add greatly to the beauty and meaning of Jewish memorials. At O’Rourke Bros. Memorials, we have a specialized knowledge that, together with the skilled touch of our master craftsmen, make our jewish headstones and grave markers especially outstanding.  Below are some examples of common Hebraic symbols that are used in cemetery art.  This is by no means a comprehensive list.  At both of our locations in Salem and Beverly, we have a library of designs for Jewish single memorials, double memorials, family monuments (estate monuments), flat markers (granite and bronze), and even unique headstones that employ contemporary shapes.

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