'Sight of desecrated graves an affront to every decent person'

European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative President Rabbi Isaac Schapira condemns the desecration of a British military cemetery in Haifa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2019, 12:58 PM

Headstones destroyed in cemetery in northern Israel

Police investigate after cemetery caretaker discovers 35 smashed headstones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2019, 9:24 PM

Save the planet, don’t cremate, says Jewish cemetery

These Jewish cemeteries are trying to combat pollution by offering low-cost, natural burials.Ben Sales, JTA, 5/14/2019, 11:25 AM

Doors stolen from historic NY Jewish cemetery

Doors to 7 mausoleums, 75 air vents stolen from Beth Olam Jewish Cemetery on Queens-Brooklyn border.Marcy Oster/JTA, 4/22/2019, 7:18 PM

73 headstones smashed at fire-ravaged Romanian Jewish cemetery

Hate crime suspected as dozens of headstones smashed in neglected Husi Jewish cemetery.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 4/4/2019, 7:53 PM

'Any attack on Jews is an attack on us all'

Strasbourg mayor, chief rabbi join 1,000 people at rally against anti-Semitism at vandalized Jewish cemetery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 10:08 PM

Arab youth indicted for filming himself digging grave for sister

Youth from central Israel threatens to kill his sister, filming himself at cemetery: 'This week, this girl will be among the graves.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/24/2019, 2:08 PM

Online information center to be established on Polish cemeteries

All cemeteries to be mapped and placed in computerized database. Stone markers will be placed at corners of about 1,400 cemeteries.Ido Ben Porat, 12/3/2018, 7:28 PM

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Moldova

Jewish headstone in Moldova painted with swastika. In separate incident, hundreds of Jewish headstones found at military base in Ukraine.JTA, 11/1/2018, 2:59 PM

Second time in a month: Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized

Jewish cemetery near Krakow vandalized for the second time in less than a month, resulting in damage to dozens of headstones.JTA, 8/23/2018, 2:14 AM

Anonymous entrepreneur restores Jewish cemetery in Poland

Anonymous donor spends hundreds of thousands to restore 19th century Jewish cemetery in town of Żywiec, Poland.JTA, 8/20/2018, 10:33 PM

Heatwave exposed headstones’ layout at Holland’s oldest cemetery

100 °F heatwave kills grass at 400-year-old Beth Haim Jewish cemetery, allowing headstones to be properly seen for first time in decades.JTA, 8/10/2018, 2:48 PM

Pushing Poland to acknowledge destroyed Jewish cemetery

Haredim flock to Polish schoolyard where they say a cemetery used to stand.JTA, 7/2/2018, 7:59 AM

Boston’s oldest Jewish cemetery to become immigrant center

Ohabei Shalom's burial chapel concerted into immigration center.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 7:31 PM

Flames ravage Russian Jewish cemetery

Blaze torches Jewish cemetery in Voronezh, Russia. Authorities investigating if fire was result of arson.JTA, 6/6/2018, 2:30 PM

Seattle Jewish cemetery damaged by homeless squatters

Jewish cemetery officials in Seattle say city has failed to protect it from abuse by homeless squatters.JTA, 6/5/2018, 2:19 PM

NY teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Teen who spray-painted 'Heil Hitler' and swastikas on wall of Jewish cemetery sentenced to six months in jail.JTA, 5/24/2018, 10:18 PM

Sign for 'Cemetery of Martyrs' removed

J'lem municipality inspectors remove marble slab at entrance to terrorist cemetery in eastern J'lem. PA media claims tombstones smashed.Shimon Cohen, 3/13/2018, 8:16 AM

Belarus Jewish community approved building on Jewish cemetery

Belarus foreign ministry says controversial construction on former Jewish cemetery was approved by local Jewish community.JTA, 9/4/2017, 3:12 PM

Jewish cemetery descrated in Svaliava

Vandals desecrate rabbi's grave, shatter gravestones, in Ukrainian city; local rabbi calls on authorities to catch culprits.Haim Lev, 8/23/2017, 2:05 PM

Volunteers clear historic Jewish cemetery in Poland

International volunteers learn about Judaism as they clean an historic Jewish cemetery.JTA, 8/21/2017, 12:54 PM

Headstones overturned in New York cemetery

Vandals overturn headstones at Brooklyn's Washington Cemetery.Chana Roberts, 3/5/2017, 8:33 AM

New York Jewish cemetery vandalized with Nazi graffiti

A Jewish cemetery in New York State’s Orange County was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.JTA, 10/10/2016, 3:38 PM

Cemeteries program has preserved 70 European Jewish graveyards

German-funded pilot program has restored cemeteries in Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Serbia and Moldova.JTA, 6/9/2016, 12:51 PM

Russian Jewish cemetery vandalized with swastikas

Vandals desecrate the Jewish cemetery in Petrozavodsk, Russia. Community leader: ‘We thought such behavior was a thing of the past.’Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2016, 4:30 PM

Jerusalem court acquits man after determining he is a kohen

Local man couldn't have attacked friend at memorial service, because of rabbinic prohibition on kohanim entering cemeteries.Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2015, 2:51 PM

Police Blame Desecration of Jewish Graves on Jews

Man reports how Arabs assaulted him at Mount of Olives cemetery, and how police doubted him when he found his uncle's grave smashed.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 6:38 PM

Haifa Cemetery Appeals for Help Against Funeral Attacks

Vandals have stopped operation of cemetery in Haifa, as a fight between private security companies gets ugly.Moshe Cohen, 4/26/2015, 9:43 PM

Last Jew in Pakistan Fights for Jewish Cemetery

Pakistan's only self-declared Jew is fighting an uphill battle to maintain Jewish cemetery from encroaching Muslim graveyard.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 9:50 AM

Desecrated Jewish Cemetery in Poland Slated for Destruction

Grodzisk cemetery destroyed in Holocaust used as junkyard and storage site; now building plans threaten its very existence.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 11/27/2014, 3:59 PM

Arabs Arrested over Desecration of Ancient Jewish Cemetery

Three Arabs arrested for destroying Jewish graves on Mount of Olives, as police finally show signs of treating the epidemic.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 2:09 PM

Jewish Graves Vandalized in Norway Cemetery

A Jewish cemetery was desecrated last week following statements earlier in the month of rising anti-Semitism in Norway.Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 11:21 AM

National Burial Society Conference Convening in November

Israel's Chevra Kadisha organizing the first conference of its kind, which will deal with all aspects of Jewish burial in Israel and abroad.Cynthia Blank, 10/5/2014, 12:19 PM

Hassidic Protest over Mt. Of Olives Desecration

Dozens of graves in the Gerrer section were vandalized. Massive investment in security cameras was for naught.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 9/29/2014, 10:41 AM

'Diabolical' Anti-Semitic Vandalism at UK Cemetery

Graves knocked over and defaced at Manchester cemetery; city led UK in anti-Semitism in 2011 but said to be improving.Ari Yashar, 6/25/2014, 11:23 AM

Rabbi on Mount of Olives Violence: Are We Waiting for a Tragedy?

Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, Jerusalem Director of Cemeteries, steps in to fight Arab violence against mourners, slams helpless police.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2014, 3:30 PM

UK: 'Despicable' Thieves Try to Steal Sigmund Freud's Ashes

Unknown robbers damage priceless urn in attempt to steal the remains of the 'father of modern psychoanalysis' from crematorium.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 1/15/2014, 4:24 PM

Selichot Bus Attacked at Mt. of Olives

Claims of better security notwithstanding, a tour bus is ambushed by rock throwers at Mt. of Olives.Gil Ronen, 9/10/2013, 2:19 PM

Decline in Arab Attacks on Mount of Olives

Thousands expected at cemetery in the week before Yom Kippur, as activists also report a drop in grave desecrations by Arab extremists.Gil Ronen, 9/10/2013, 12:17 PM

Touring Har Herzl – IDF Video

Aviv Vishkovski guides tours through Mount Herzl, Israel's national cemetery.Gil Ronen, 4/16/2013, 10:16 AM

MKs: Bury Jewish, Non-Jewish Soldiers in the Same Cemetery

MKs Shai and Stern are promoting legislation that would eliminate separate burial areas for Jewish and non-Jewish soldiersDavid Lev, 4/14/2013, 6:26 PM

Who Controls Vandalized Mount of Olives?

Jerusalem Arabs destroyed a dozen graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery, supposedly under Israeli sovereignty. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/8/2013, 8:07 AM

Jewish Cemetery in France Goes Digital

A French historical association plans to turn a graveyard near Strasbourg into France’s first “interactive Jewish cemetery.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/16/2012, 10:22 PM

Jewish Cemetery in Lodz Vandalized

Unknown perpetrators vandalized around 20 graves at a historic Jewish cemetery in the central Polish city of Lodz, police said TuesdayDavid Lev, 11/21/2012, 1:45 AM

Two Arrested in Desecration of Jewish Graves

Police have arrested two men following the desecration of dozens of Jewish graves at a cemetery in Auckland, New Zealand last week. Rachel Hirshfeld, 10/21/2012, 9:42 AM

Eyewitnesses: Vandals Still Plague Mt. of Olives Cemetery

Participants in a funeral say desecration of tombs at ancient cemetery continues.Gil Ronen, 10/13/2012, 8:50 PM

Jewish, Asian Graves Vandalized in Vancouver

Dozens of Jewish and Asian headstones and memorials in a Vancouver cemetery were vandalized this week.Chana Ya'ar, 7/31/2012, 9:09 PM

Vandals Desecrate German Jewish Cemetery

Vandals desecrate the Jewish cemetery in the German town of Anklam, smashing and uprooting gravestones.Elad Benari, 7/22/2012, 5:17 AM

43 Jewish Graves Desecrated in Vienna

Austrian authorities investigating the desecration of 43 graves in two Jewish sections of Vienna’s main cemetery.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/30/2012, 12:05 AM

Soon near Tel Aviv: Community Mausoleum Burial

Community mausoleum burial site to hold about 35,000 graves. Tel Aviv area cemeteries running out of space.Gil Ronen, 6/12/2012, 11:45 AM

Non-Jew Buried in Jewish Cemetery Sparks Lawsuit

A Jewish woman is suing a local synagogue for allowing a non-Jewish woman to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. Rachel Hirshfeld , 5/16/2012, 3:21 PM

'Book of Dead' Offers Hope to Austrian Jewish Families

A book containing records of people buried in Austrian Jewish cemetery may inform families where their ancestors were put to rest.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/25/2012, 3:10 PM

Jewish Graves Found in Gaza

Graves belonging to Jews who fought for the British Army in World War I have been found in a Gaza cemetery.Elad Benari, 12/22/2011, 4:15 AM

Video: Cemetery Vandalism on the Mount of Olives

Vandalism at the Mount of Olives Jewish Cemetery in Jerusalem was documented on video. Perpetrator sentenced to 3 months.Yoni Kempinski, 12/20/2011, 12:16 AM

Four Arab Youths Arrested for Vandalizing Mt. Olives Cemetery

Youths aged 15-16 from A-Tur are suspected of smashing 20 gravestones in the cemetery’s American Section in the past months.Gil Ronen, 7/7/2011, 3:57 PM

Jewish Graves Desecrated in Iran

A video uploaded to YouTube shows that terrorists have desecrated graves in Jewish cemeteries in Iran. 25,000 Jews still live in Iran today.Elad Benari, 4/5/2011, 9:13 AM

Man Convicted of Vandalizing an Illinois Jewish Cemetery

National Socialist Movement could face up to seven years in prison for vandalizing a Jewish cemetery near Chicago.Elad Benari, 12/6/2010, 3:17 AM