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Holy Crisis Intervention From Beyond the Grave

9 Tishri 5775 – October 3, 2014
A dynamic young man who left this world far earlier than expected still managed to help another Jew, even from beyond the grave.

Alternative Group Replaces Orthodox Society at Boston Funeral Home

24 Tevet 5774 – December 26, 2013
A new non-denominational Jewish burial society has replaced an Orthodox one at a Boston-area Jewish funeral home. Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston, which launched...

Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

14 Tevet 5774 – December 17, 2013
Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish...

Radical Haredim Riot against Construction over Alleged Tombs

6 Elul 5773 – August 12, 2013
Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish...

For These We Weep

22 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
I have been searching for the answer to this question...who did they kill...those 104 we are about to release? I know of a mother...

Hundreds of Jewish Gravestones Found in Vienna

4 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
Headstones of hundreds of Jewish graves, which were buried to hide them from the Nazis, have been unearthed in Vienna, a discovery of “high...

Oldest-Ever Graves Decorated with Flowers Found in Israel

24 Tammuz 5773 – July 1, 2013
Using flowers on graves is not such a new idea. It may even date back 12,000 years to a society that lived in Haifa Mount Carmel areas, where Elijah the Prophet lived in Biblical times.

Ed Koch’s Tombstone Bears Wrong Year of Birth

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 18, 2013
The tombstone of the late New York City Mayor Ed Koch shows his year of birth as 1942 and not 1924, due to what...

Brooklyn Woman Admits Stealing $1 Million from Jewish Cemetery

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 18, 2013
A Brooklyn woman pleaded guilty to charges that she stole $1 million from a Jewish cemetery on Staten Island. Ilana Friedman, 51, admitted to grand...

Associating with Jewish Community Keeps Grave Vandal Out of Jail

19 Adar 5773 – February 28, 2013
A New Zealand man who admitted to desecrating Jewish graves with anti-Semitic graffiti at a historic cemetery in Auckland avoided prison because he has...

The Jewish Cemetery in Saudi Arabia

3 Adar 5773 – February 12, 2013
A cemetery in an oil rich province of Saudi Arabia may be the last vestige of Jewish life there.

Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

11 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

Hungarian Police Investigating Desecration of Holocaust Monument

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2...

Historic Jaffa Cemetery Comes to Life

15 Iyyar 5772 – May 7, 2012
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Chevra Kadisha burial society will invest NIS 10 million in preserving and refurbishing a historic Jaffa cemetery established in 1840. The cemetery,...

Connecticut Jewish Woman Suing over Burial of Gentile in her Congregation’s...

13 Iyyar 5772 – May 5, 2012
The AP reports that a trial is set to begin in the case of a Connecticut Jewish woman who sued her congregation because a...

1 Dead, Several Injured in Stage Collapse at Har Herzl, Jerusalem

26 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
At least one person has been reported killed and several injured in the collapse of lighting for a stage being assembled at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem for Rememberance Day ceremonies.

Jewish Cemetery in Poland Vandalized

26 Adar 5772 – March 20, 2012
The AP reports that last Sunday vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in Wysokie Mazowieckie, eastern Poland, spraying swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on tombstones and...

My Machberes

26 Tevet 5772 – January 20, 2012
Jews And Spain Jewish history in Spain dates back more than 2,000 years. Jewish scholarship began to flourish there beginning in the 8th century. Spanish...

The Evolving Security Scene in Eastern Jerusalem: A View from the...

23 Tevet 5772 – January 18, 2012
We already know what happens when the Arabs control our holy sites. The Jordanians, who should never have been awarded part of Jerusalem in the first place, did not allow access to Har Hazeisim or for that matter the Kosel despite signing the Armistice Agreement of 1948 which explicitly provided access to Jews.

Is Change Finally Coming to the Mount of Olives?

15 Tevet 5772 – January 9, 2012
“I believe that there are still 60,000 more graves that have to be rehabilitated,” he says. If he is correct, it would mean that the Jordanians destroyed 75,000 graves, a number impossible to imagine and probably unprecedented in history, including the Nazi period.

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