I've Always Wondered
What Are Those Thingy-Dos in that Abbreviation? Originally Published March 6-7, 2020.

On gravestones one often sees פ״נ which stands for (essentially) “here lies.”  One also may see the abbreviation (with a series of single gereshim) for “may her/his soul be bound up in the bond of life”:  ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳.  Sometimes a single geresh is used in פ׳נ, too. Gershayim are also used for acronyms - as a way of letting one […]

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