— A 6-year-old Florida girl has sent hundreds of rocks that she painted to place on headstones vandalized in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Ayel Morgenstern of Parkland took up the project after seeing a news report about the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis and that one of the toppled headstones was that of…
Janet Fishman described her grandparents, both of whom are buried in the St. Louis cemetery.
Lithuania’s chief rabbi urged the country’s Evangelical Reformed Church to remove Jewish headstones being used as stairs to a Vilnius church.
The City of Warsaw has agreed to return and preserve 1,000 Jewish headstones that were used to construct a recreational facility inside one of the city’s parks.
Tossing aside traditional homogeneity of gravestones, Jews from the former Soviet Union are turning to highly polished ornate granite slabs, embossed with flashy, laser-etched portraits of the departed.