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2605 W 70 1/2 STREET, RICHFIELD, MN 55423



Yehuda R. Polter, Superintendent


Man visiting grave of Bernard Kind. Circa 1946

The first grave of the new 5-acre burial plot at the United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery in Richfield was dedicated by the cemetery Association. Nathan Rank, the cemetery sexton, places the “shaimos,” a collection of sacred scrolls and old prayer books into the pit. The word “shaimos” literally translated means “names,” and the old and tattered books contain the name of God, which makes them deserving of burial. This Hebraic ritual, thousands of years old, was enacted by several hundred persons from Minneapolis synagogues who followed the books in a hearse and participated in a procession around the burial plot. Circa 1905

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