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Cemetery clean-ups — Round-up 2 — They rarely grab headlines, but Jewish cemetery clean-ups by volunteers and others go on in many countries — even despite the pandemic.

Cemetery desecrations make headlines, but all too often the many initiatives by volunteers and others to clean-up, restore, and document Jewish cemeteries get ignored. At the beginning of June, we published a round-up of some of the many Jewish cemetery … continue reading →

Russia: Jewish cemetery St. Petersburg vandalized — Jewish community web site posts photo documentation of each damaged grave

Vandals toppled or otherwise damaged several dozen headstones in the vast St. Petersburg Jewish cemetery earlier this week. The Jewish community has documented the damage and posted on its web site pictures of each affected gravestone along with a map … continue reading →

Coming up this week: local opportunities for Jewish heritage tourism

  Most of us won’t be venturing far from home this summer, thanks to the pandemic. But there are a lot of local Jewish heritage tours and opportunities to visit Jewish heritage sites — we’ll try to keep you informed. … continue reading →

Hungary: EU-funded project boosts orthodox Jewish Heritage Route in eastern Hungary. Upgrades infrastructure & facilitates visits by Hasidic pilgrims and others

Renovation and construction work is under way to upgrade infrastructure and facilitate visits by religious pilgrims and others to the tombs of noted Hasidic rabbis and other orthodox Jewish heritage sites in five towns and cities in eastern Hungary — … continue reading →