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British Town Marks Old Jewish Cemetery

A Jewish heritage committee in Oxford marked an medieval Jewish cemetery in the university town.

The burial site, not in use since the 1290 expulsion of the Jews from Britain, is located at the city’s Rose Garden, and was identified by Pam Manix, a historian and a member of Oxford Jewish Heritage.

The Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday that the group dedicated the granite memorial stone this week, reading Kaddish, the traditional mourner’s prayer, from a medieval siddur.

A plaque in place nearby since 1931 is covered by ivy, and its location was not as precise as the new stone.

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