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  • House bill makes cemetery vandalism a violation of religious freedom

    February 10, 2014 | 4:22 pm

    A bill that would make the desecration of cemeteries a violation of religious freedom was introduced in the House of Representatives.

    On Monday, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) introduced  the Protect Cemeteries Act, which would amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998...

  • Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

    January 30, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Lorraine Berg died Nov. 15 at 87. Survived by daughter Ivy Kagan Bierman; sons Shelton (Julia), Mitchell (Susan); 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother Leonard. Mount Sinai

    Gerald Elliot Birnbaum died Nov. 15 at 80. Survived by wife Linda; daughter Ilene (Greg) Seigel;...

  • Jan. 4-10

    January 9, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Barbara Lee Adler died Nov. 3 at 80. Survived by husband Donald; sons John (Alisa), Mitchell (Vicki), Jeffrey (Beverly); 5 grandchildren. Hillside

    Sheldon Becker died Nov. 4 at 82. Survived by wife Flora; son Michael. Mount Sinai

    Olga Carvel died Nov. 5 at 94. Survived by...

  • Candlesticks on Stone

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    August 28, 2012 | 1:51 am

    In my last post I took note of the candlesticks motif that is often used to mark the gravestones of Jewish women—it is very widespread in parts of Eastern Europe but also found elsewhere.

    I have an ongoing project about the Candlesticks motif, which I have been working on for...

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  • Calif. Supreme Court upholds lawsuit against Jewish cemetery firm

    July 25, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    The California Supreme Court upheld class-action status for a lawsuit alleging gross misconduct by a Jewish funeral services provider that had paid a $100 million settlement over similar misconduct.

    On July 23, the court upheld a lower-court ruling on the suit against Texas-based...

  • ‘60 Minutes’ Investigates Eden Cemetery Allegations

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 21, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    In September 2009 The Jewish Journal began following a class action law suit against Service Corporation International, owner of Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills. The suit alleges that SCI broke burial vaults and mishandled human remains as it tried to cram graves together, an...

  • Atlantic City Jewish cemetery vandalized

    June 1, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Some 15 gravestones were toppled in a Jewish cemetery in Atlantic City, N.J.

    The attack on the Rodef Sholom Cemetery reportedly took place just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to the Press of Atlantic City. Police believe that more than one vandal was involved...

  • Uncovering Jewish Morocco: Video Clips

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 7, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    I promised to share my travel talk, “Uncovering Jewish Morocco” with you! The video clips below are from my recent talk at Stephen S Wise Temple in March. More segments will be uploaded in the future. Many people have asked to travel with us and now we have a trip available. Please join us in Morocco next April 2012! We have 18 more spaces and would love you to join us! Please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions or for more information.

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