cemetery

Israeli rabbinical court files injunction against Lithuania over cemetery

The Jewish cemetery is a cultural heritage site protected by the Lithuanian government, meaning that in order to build upon it they must first consider the implications.

Stones placed in remembrance lie on grave tablets on the Mount of Olives Jewish cemetary as the sun
Graves of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, others desecrated

"In the afternoon, someone was seen walking around the tombs and apparently spray-painted four crosses on some of them."

Jewish cemetary in Sarajevo
Crushed rocks in New York road may have come from Jewish graves – report

The rocks were laid to allow utility trucks easier access to electricity poles in the area.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/08/2020
cemetery desecration
More than 30 headstones damaged at South African Jewish cemetery

The vandalism at the Oudtshoorn Jewish cemetery, located about 200 miles east of Cape Town, is the first major incident of its kind there.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
27/08/2020
The beauty of photographing cemeteries

My friend Shira Mushkin photographs tombstones, where she finds a different kind of beauty.

DETAILS ON a Jewish grave in Poland
Dozens of Jewish headstones discovered under Polish town’s market square

The headstones, which were uncovered during construction work that began in June, have been removed and stored by the municipality, which will consult Jewish community officials on what to do next.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/08/2020
Explore only Jewish military cemetery in world outside of Israel

An iron fence with rifles as posts and crossed swords and sabers as railings surround an area of five rows that each hold six fallen Jewish Confederate soldiers.

By RON RUBIN
09/08/2020
Swastika on a wall (illustrative)
Jewish, Black historical Virginia cemeteries vandalized with Nazi symbol

The triskele, or triskelion, looks like three interlocking sevens and was one of many ancient European symbols appropriated by the Nazis and later by white supremacist groups.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/08/2020
Dozens of headstones smashed at Jewish cemetery in Russia

There is no security camera footage, the news site reported.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
31/07/2020
A Jewish cemetery (illustrative)
Canadian police apologize for calling anti-Nazi vandalism hate crime

The memorial was made to commemorate those who served in the unit of Ukrainian volunteers that fought for the Nazis.

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