Monday, December 15, 2014

The Matzav on Matzeivos

                                                                                                                                    *לז"נ ר' יהושע חזקיהו בן החבר אברהם ע"ה

The Sefer Moshav Zekeinim (Ba'alei Tosfos) writes," The last Pasuk
in Breishis ends with ויישם בארון the next Pasuk  it says ואלה שמות
from here we have a Remez to put the name on the מצבה . "

The daughter in law of R. Yonasan Eibshitz remarried to
a second husband. On her מצבה it was inscribed both names of
her husbands. ( - אשת כ"ה שמעון , ומלפנים היתה אשת הנגיד  )

Shu"t Chasam Sofer (#6:4) is against engraving  human faces
on the מצבה . He quotes from the Radvaz who was against
pictures, even of lions on the Aron Hakodesh.

The מצבה of the Maharal & the Elya Raba have lions on them.
The מצבה of the Nachlas Binyomin has a wolf on it.

According to the Chasam Sofer it is Assur to
Daven in front of the  מצבה if the form is protruding**

* A true Yrei Shomayim
**like the lion on the Maharal's מצבה 

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