July 6, 2012
Oxford medieval cemetery marked
A Jewish heritage committee in Oxford marked a medieval Jewish cemetery in the university town.
The burial site, not in use since the 1290 expulsion of the Jews from Britain, is located in the city’s Rose Garden, and was identified by Pam Manix, a historian and a member of Oxford Jewish Heritage.
The Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday that the group dedicated the granite memorial stone this week, reading Kaddish, the traditional mourner’s prayer, from a medieval siddur.
A nearby plaque in place since 1931 is covered by ivy, and its location was not as precise as the new stone.