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  • More than 100 headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

    July 31, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    A historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalized, with 124 of its headstones knocked over.

    The caretaker of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery discovered the toppled tombstones Thursday morning, NBC Philadelphia reported.

    Johnny Gibson, who has worked at...

  • Warsaw to restore 1,000 Jewish tombstones used for construction

    August 15, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    The City of Warsaw has agreed to return and preserve 1,000 Jewish headstones that were used to construct a recreational facility inside one of the city’s parks.

    The headstones, which are currently part of a pergola and stairs at a park in Warsaw’s Praga district, will be returned...

  • 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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