— Cenotaph, if my body is buried elsewhere
When I die, I, Dr. Jur. Ewald (Ed) Paul Philipp Metzler, alias Yehuda Eliyahu ben Avraham Avinu Moziani, want to be buried on the Jewish Cemetery in Herborn, Nassau, Germany. My tombstone is to have the very same measurements as the Ark of the Covenant, which according to Exodus 25, 10 and 37, 1 was 2.5 cubits long, 1.5 cubits wide, and 1.5 cubits high, which translates into 111.57 cm by 66.94 cm by 66.94 cm, the medium cubit being 44.63 cm.
The Hebrew inscription on the horizontal top of the tombstone contains a quotation about my book Torah of the Alphabet by Yosef Rofe' of the Ha-Aretz Museum, Tel Aviv (1984), which reads ". . . excellent and like a miracle in its scientific reconstruction of genius, whether with respect to the order of the alphabet and its meaning, or with respect to form and contents of the Tablets of the Law as well as their arrangement within the Ark of the Covenant."
The material of my tombstone, like that of the Tablets of the Law of the Torah of Moses from the Sinai, shall be granite with a specific gravity of 2.7. Its cubic content is 225 Omers of 2.22 liters each or 500 liters, resulting in a weight of 1350 kilograms, which is so heavy as to make it difficult for anti-Semites to topple the stone. The two vertical squares of 1.5 cubits on the east and west side of the tombstone shall be inscribed with my two following logos:
Richter am Amtsgericht Herborn a.D. Dr. Jur. Ewald Metzler, Master of Comparative Law.
As a legal scientist, I had the privilege to discover in 1983 in Herborn the 3D structure of the Ten Commandments, and succeeded in reconstructing the
two stone Tablets of the Law
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