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Origins of the Custom of Putting Stones on Graves When Visiting the Cemetery

Putting Stones on Jewish Graves Rabbi David Wolpe at My Jewish Learning
Why do we place pebbles on grave stones? Rabbi Tom Louchheim
Why are stones laid on Jewish graves? Mark S, JPAA
What Is the Meaning of Stones on Jewish Graves? Mary Osborne
Why Visitors Leave Stones on Grave Monuments Jerry’s Jewish Web Page
Placing Stones on Graves Ohr Somayach
Whenever I go to visit someone’s grave, I put a stone on top of it just before I leave Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz – Kolel: the Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning
Jewish war veterans dead but not forgotten at Arlington Matthew Dorf, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Why Do Jews Put Stones On Tombstones? Jewish Virtual Library
Jewish tradition has origins in desert Dear Abby
Why Stones are Placed on the Grave Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman – Kol Shalom
Stones on Graves Rabbi Shraga Simmons – About.com
Rocks on Graves Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner – About.com