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  • Lithuanian mayor dismantles building made from Jewish headstones

    June 23, 2016 | 9:07 am

    The municipality of Vilnius in Lithuania began dismantling a Soviet-era structure made from Jewish headstones.

    On Wednesday, Mayor Remigijus Šimašius removed the first stone from the structure housing an electricity and heating generator on Olandų Street, his office said in...

  • 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...

  • A visit to Jewish heritage in Padova, Italy

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 22, 2015 | 2:16 am

    On a stiflingly hot day a couple weeks ago, I spent an afternoon in Padova (Padua), Italy, visiting some of the centuries-old Jewish heritage sites in the city -- they are being developed now as both a resource for local people and as an attractive itinerary for tourists and other...

  • Hillside introduces eco-friendly burial option

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    As the gates opened recently to Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, the famed Jewish cemetery next to the 405 Freeway as renowned for its verdant lawns as its celebrity occupants, there appeared in almost every direction something sharply out of character: brown, withered lawns.

  • Jewish cemetery in northern Hungary vandalized

    March 23, 2015 | 11:38 am

    Gravestones were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in northern Hungary.

    Up to 20 gravestones, including two crypts, were vandalized over the weekend in Gyongyos, the MTI-Hungarian News Agency Corp. reported Sunday, citing Peter Weisz, the leader of the local Jewish community....

  • Eden Memorial Park faces second suit

    By Aron Chilewich

    March 18, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Jewish cemetery Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills is facing a new, multimillion-dollar lawsuit related to allegations that it mishandled burial vaults, threw disrupted human remains into a pile on cemetery grounds and concealed potentially damaging information from its existing...

  • Calif. Jewish cemetery accused of mishandling remains is sued a second time

    February 27, 2015 | 11:00 am

    A Jewish cemetery accused of disturbing dead people’s remains is being sued for the second time.

    Several dozen relatives of people buried at Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, Calif., filed a complaint Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging mass disturbances of...

  • Photo gallery: Beautiful but desolate Kerepesi Jewish cemetery, Budapest

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    October 21, 2014 | 6:55 am


    In Budapest earlier this month, I visited the Jewish cemetery on Salgotarjan street, which was founded in 1874 and is the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Pest side of Budapest. It is actually the Jewish section of the city’s Kerepesi monumental cemetery, where national heroes...

  • 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,...

  • Spanish city making ancient Jewish cemetery accessible to disabled

    June 13, 2014 | 11:35 am

    A Spanish municipality plans to make one of the country’s largest Jewish cemeteries accessible to disabled people.

    Work on the accessibility project began Wednesday at the Jewish cemetery of Lucena in the autonomous province of Cordoba in Spain’s south, Europa Press reported.

  • 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...

  • Stars of David ripped from Jewish tombstones in Milan

    April 15, 2013 | 9:53 am

    More than a dozen tombstones at the Jewish section of Milan's main cemetery were vandalized.

    Vandals over the weekend tore off Stars of David decorating some 13 tombstones. Police in the northern Italian city are investigating.

    The Milan Jewish community spokesman said it was...

  • April 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 12, 2013 | 3:35 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. senators push for military aid for Syrian rebels

    To Read:  Three top veteran diplomats claim that professional diplomacy in the US is being marginalized:

    American diplomacy is facing a crisis. The professional career service that is intended to be the...

  • 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,...

  • Alleged vandals charged in New Zealand Jewish cemetery attack

    October 23, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Three men were charged in a New Zealand court with damaging more than 20 Jewish gravestones at a historic cemetery in Auckland.

    The suspects, aged 19 to 23, were charged Tuesday in Auckland District Court with willful damage of the graves, some of which date back to the 1880s....

  • 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...

  • Journeying to a Jewish Cemetery in Ukrainian Transcarpathia

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    August 26, 2012 | 8:04 am

    The elegant and informative riowang blog runs a very nice, and poetic, post—with lots of photos—about the Jewish cemetery in Tekovo/Tekehaza in Ukrainian Transcarpathia.

    I have linked in the past to the very detailed and richly illustrated riowang posts about the Jewish cemetery...

  • U.S. Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal Visits Family Heritage Sites in Poland

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 25, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism took time out on a trip to Poland and Germany this month to honor her ancestors at sites of her own family history.

    Rosenthal’s family came from what is now Bytom, Poland. All were murdered at Auschwitz...

  • Jewish Visitor Center in Brno

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 28, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Once again I have to hand it to the Czechs for the exemplary way that they preserve and promote Jewish heritage, heritage sites and memory.

    I spent a day this past week in Brno, the Czech Republic’s second largest city and the capital of Moravia. I was there for a totally different...

  • Jewish Cemetery Rescued in Slovakia

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 22, 2012 | 3:18 am

    Bravo to the local Leustach civic association for organizing a clean up operation for the long-abandoned and overgrown 18th century Jewish cemetery in the village of Janikovce,  near Nitra in central Slovakia!

    Here’s a link to my Jewish Heritage Europe report (with links to...

  • Jewish cemetery in Poland is vandalized

    March 19, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Polish police are investigating the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Poland.

    Monika Krawczyk, the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, said vandals spray-painted swastikas and anti-Semitic images and slogans on graves, a Holocaust...

  • The Holy Society -by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    March 9, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    “Hyim we will need your help tonight with a tahara,” said my father.

    “But I have never done one,” I replied.

    “There are only two of us available, and I hear the man was heavy, bloated, so we will need you.”

    A tahara (literally “purification”) is the Jewish process of...

  • Jewish cemetery in Turkey vandalized

    April 27, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Vandals smashed several headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Istanbul.

    The damage to the eight headstones and the periphery of the cemetery was discovered on Tuesday, the last day of Passover, in the Jewish cemetery in Beyoglu, Istanbul.

    Police said they would view security tapes from around the cemetery in an attempt to identify the vandals.

    About 20,000 Jews live in Turkey, with about 18,000 in Istanbul, according to the Jewish Virtual Library. There are 16 synagogues in Istanbul.

  • Jewish cemetery in France vandalized

    November 1, 2010 | 12:56 pm

    Graves were desecrated in a small Jewish cemetery in northeastern France.

    Some 49 large, limestone tombstones were found knocked over and broken last Saturday in a cemetery not far from the German border. No written messages were found at the scene. The 19th century cemetery in the...

  • Barbados’ Nidhe Israel: Torah on a tropical isle

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When I tell people that we are members of Congregation Nidhe Israel, the Jewish community in Barbados, I get the most incredulous stares.

    Barbados is, of course, well known as a "sun, sand and sea" island in the Caribbean, but it has many more attractions than these. Jewish...