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  • British Jewish cemetery is vandalized

    June 24, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in England were painted with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti, and some were toppled.

    The vandalism in Manchester was discovered Monday; it is believed the attack occurred on Sunday or early Monday. A similar attack occurred earlier this month,...

  • Polish home, about to be razed, found to have used Jewish gravestones

    April 1, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    Seven Jewish gravestones were discovered to have been used in the construction of a home in Poland.

    The gravestones were used to build the ceiling of the basement of a home in Golina, TV Konin reported.

    It is believed that the headstones came from the destroyed Jewish cemetery...

  • Jewish cemetery unearthed during construction work in Turkey

    May 1, 2013 | 9:51 am

    Gravestones and bones from an ancient Turkish Jewish cemetery were unearthed during the construction of an underground tunnel.

    The remains in the Turkish city of Izmir were found more than 20 feet below ground, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Wednesday.

    According to Hurriyet,...

  • G-d is pissed! A Shameful Way to Treat Our Dead!

    By LiAmi Lawrence

    April 10, 2013 | 6:25 pm

    Jewish tradition gives us specific instructions to have respect for the dead to watch over and clean their bodies, to sit shiva, say Kaddish and to remember the departed. In Los Angeles however, our rabbis and community leaders obviously missed that lesson in the Talmud because...

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  • Ukrainian city agrees to stop using Jewish headstones as pavement

    March 1, 2013 | 6:51 am

    The city of Lviv in Ukraine agreed to remove Jewish headstones currently used as pavement.

    The grave markers, from cemeteries destroyed by the Nazis during their occupation of Ukraine in the 1940s, will be moved to the only cemetery that was not destroyed during the Holocaust,...

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