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  • Lacking long-term plans, many U.S. Jewish cemeteries in neglect

    December 19, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    For years, the historic Jewish cemetery was so overgrown with weeds, plagued by toppled headstones, and littered with fallen branches, beer cans and snack-food wrappers that at least a quarter of its graves were impossible to reach.

    Even now, after a $140,000 cleanup and improved...

  • Restoring Mount Zion Cemetery

    May 8, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    The headstone of Isabel Janken’s father, Henry Morhar, lies flat on the ground at Mount Zion Cemetery, knocked from its ledger. It’s an elegant headstone, weighing more than 1,000 pounds. A few feet below, an engraved picture showing a handsome Morhar is inscribed in capital...

  • The Cost of a Tombstone: Another Approach

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    April 3, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    In preparing to officiate at a funeral yesterday, I met with a family to make the arrangements and prepare the eulogy. I informed the mourning children that they might consider wearing an old garment at the funeral so that we could rip it before the ceremony (“tear keriah”) as is...

  • 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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  • Hundreds of Jewish gravestones found in Greece

    December 21, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Police in northern Greece have recovered hundreds of headstones from Jewish graves destroyed during the Holocaust.

    The 668 fragments were found buried in a plot of land in central Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, following a 70-year search for the remains of graves...

  • Saving Shanghai’s Jewish Past Via Headstones

    April 16, 2009 | 2:01 am

    In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Western philanthropists and volunteers are restoring dozens of historic Jewish cemeteries.

    But in Shanghai, there are none to restore.

    The four cemeteries that once served this city’s small but prosperous Jewish community disappeared...

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