A Jewish cemetery in Rochester, New York is the latest to report topped headstones, after Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia reported hundreds of similar incidents. At least five headstones were toppled at Vaad Hakolel Cemetery, also called Stone Road Cemetery. Rochester has two Jewish cemeteries.
Michael Phillips, director of the Britton Road Association, which manages Rochester’s Jewish cemeteries, was hesitant to call the incident anti-Semitic. “I don’t think there’s any proof of that,” he told the Democrat and Chronicle. None of the headstones were defaced, as many had been at the cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia, he said.
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