Here in Central New Jersey, not only is the Jewish community reacting with shock to the recent cemetery vandalism, but there is also condemnation from the general community.
From nj.com: Accused vandals sued over Jewish cemetery destruction A Rutherford resident whose parents’ gravestones were desecrated in a New Brunswick Jewish cemetery this month has filed a lawsuit against the four teenagers charged with causing the damage to nearly 500 headstones. Mark Elfant is a member of Congregation Poile Zedek with familial ties to […]
Rabbi Bassous devoted his speech this past Shabbat to learning from the cemetery vandalism in New Brunswick. I missed the speech (my daughter had other plans for me), so I apologize in advance to Rabbi Bassous if I botch my summary of what he said. My husband related to me that he spoke about two […]
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with the damage done to nearly 500 headstones at the Jewish cemetery in New Brunswick.
Headline: Vandals tip tombstones, trash graves Are we in Eastern Europe? The former Soviet Union? No, no, this took place right here in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Nathan Reiss of Congregation Etz Ahaim said Sunday’s vandalism at the Poile Zedek Cemetery came days after a similar incident was discovered on Thursday. Families of the buried […]