Philadelphia: More than 100 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery

Philadelphia: More than 100 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery
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[Ed. – Not here too.  This has been happening all over Europe.]

More than 100 headstones were toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

The groundskeeper of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery arrived around 6 a.m. Thursday to the burial ground along Bridge Street in the city’s Frankford section to find dozens of grave markers knocked down. …

The vandals knocked down 124 headstones, but didn’t leave any marking or graffiti, said Gibson. …

Some graves on the 12-acre property date back 160 years and there are only a few new burials each year now, said Gibson. On many days, neighbors use the cemetery as a shortcut.

Gibson said that he can’t recall anyone ever desecrating grave sites over the past decades.

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