Weathered Tombstones / WPC

The Old Jewish Cemetery that surrounds Remuh Synagogue.

It is a Jewish custom to place a small stone on the grave while visiting the cemetery. According to tradition the visitor uses his or her left hand to do it. There are may explanations as to the origin of this custom. My own thought is that the left hand is closer to the heart and by using it a person signifies the the gift of the stone comes as as reminder of the love for the departed.

My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered.

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