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Jewish Cemetery In St. Louis Starts Repairs After Vandalism

A St. Louis Jewish cemetery is repairing dozens of headstones toppled or damaged by vandals over the weekend, and accepting donations to the restoration efforts on its website.

Police are still investigating whether the incident was a hate crime, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Anita Feigenbaum, executive director of the cemetery, told a New York Times reporter she doubts the crime was the work of kids.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who is Jewish, condemned the attack on Facebook. “Today, Missouri witnessed a despicable act of what appears to be anti-Semitic vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery,” he wrote.

Contact Shira Hanau at or on Twitter @shirahanau

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