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Saturday, December 17, 2005

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From Seacoast Online, posted Dec. 17, 2005:

Nashua man writes book about Jewish cemeteries

By Associated Press

NASHUA, N.H. - Far from spooky, cemeteries are treasures of history and culture to one man who's written a guide book.

Joshua Segal, a senior scientist at the MITRE Corp. and a rabbi, is the author of "A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery." Segal said his book is designed to help visitors learn about the past.


"Every time you think you have seen it all, something new comes up," he said. He said he is fascinated by how people choose to be remembered.

One monument Segal visited was engraved with the image of a can of Budweiser beer. Another had an apparent error that changed the meaning of the phrase "my beloved wife" to "my frigid wife."


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