Cemetery


Jewish Cemetery in Asmara, Eritrea, Vandalized

Many graves in a Jewish cemetery in the eastern African capital of Eritrea, Asmara, have been desecrated, as evidenced in pictures received by the offices of Britain’s Jewish Chronicle. The…

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Jewish Cemetery in Poland Desecrated to Build Parking Lot

Remains from a Jewish cemetery in the Polish town of Siemiatycze were unearthed and dumped in a pile by a private company doing construction on the site. Chief Rabbi Michael…

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Polish Police Suspect Old Jewish Cemetery Was Damaged

Police are investigating whether a historic Jewish cemetery in Maszewo, western Poland, was damaged after workers uncovered human remains and tombstones at a construction site. Anna Dygas, from the police…

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115th Yahrtzeit of Harav Yaakov Ehrenreich, Zt”l

Hundreds of people went to Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn Thursday to daven at the tziyun of Harav Yaakov Ehrenreich, zt”l, on 28 Sivan, his 115th yahrtzeit. Dozens more will be…

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Elad to Get Its Own Cemetery

Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi David Azoulay (Shas), on a tour of Elad, announced that the largely chareidi town would get is own cemetery. Minister Azoulay toured the city and the…

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Vandals Smash 70 Headstones at Rome Cemetery

Vandals struck Thursday night at Rome’s largest cemetery, smashing and shattering some 70 headstones and memorial monuments. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi decried the rampage at Verano Cemetery as a “vile…

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Police Probe Vandalism at Upstate NY Jewish Cemetery

State police are investigating Nazi-inspired vandalism that occurred last fall at a Jewish cemetery in the Hudson Valley in Orange County. Troopers say last October, the words “HEIL HITLER” and…

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Historic Jewish Cemetery Unearthed in Rome

Italian archaeologists unearthed the remains of some 38 bodies believed to have come from a historic Jewish cemetery in Rome. The discovery was made as part of excavations taking place…

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Combating the Forces of Hate

We’ve seen an unprecedented level of hatred directed at Jewish institutions and people. I don’t want to minimize that — it is profoundly disturbing. But let’s also remember, the City…

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Jewish Community Copes With Bomb Threats and Desecrated Graves

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday, as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones…

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