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The Jewish cemetery. Montju´c

An imaginary walk through what had been the cemetery of the Jewish community since the 13th century, located in the north of the city. A light-up panel shows the route the funeral processions had taken then from Jewish Quarter to the graveyard. The tombstones shown here feature beautiful epitaphs written in memory of the Jews who lived in the city.

Outstanding items

Headstone of Josef, a young Jewish child

Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona's Montju´c (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona).
The headstone features a touching commemoration of the life of a child who died prematurely: "Funerary stele of the loving, delightful Josef, son of Rabbi Jacob, may he rest in peace, in the hands of his Rock and Redeemer."

 

Headstone of Estelina, "the little star"

Girona limestone. 14th century, Girona's Montju´c (cession of the Archeology Museum of Catalonia. Girona).
On this headstone, the remembrance is dedicated to a woman with the beautiful name Estelina (little star), who belonged to a distinguished family of the Jewish community: "This is the funeral stele of Estelina, wife of the illustrious and enlightened Bonastruc Josef. May her mansion be the garden of Eden."

 
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