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  • Engraver etches wrong birth year on Ed Koch tombstone

    June 18, 2013 | 10:06 am

    A tombstone engraver made Ed Koch nearly two decades younger after carving the wrong birth year into the New York City mayor’s granite slab.

    Tommy Flynn of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers Inc. transposed two numbers in Koch’s birth year, making him born in 1942 rather...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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