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(Chevrot Kadisha (Burial Societies

Burial Societies in the Mount of Olives Cemetery The Mount of Olives cemetery, though usualy treated as a single cemetery, is actually comprised of several adjacent cemeteries, each one owned and run by a distinct Chevra Kadisha (burial society). The operation of all the Chevrot Kadisha is overseen by Moetzet Batei HaAlmin HaYehudim B'Yerushalyim (Council of Jewish Cemeteries in Jerusalem) and the Ministry of Religious Services. In many cases, the burial society may have information beyond that available in the Information Center. The Chevra [...]

By | Monday,9 January , 2017|Categories: Articles, News|0 Comments

A First Kadish, After 69 Years

Bella Papierowicz was born in 1918 in Augustov, northeastern Poland. At the age of 21 she made Aliyah to the Land of Israel, where she studied under Professor Martin Buber. As open hostilities which were quickly degrading into all-out war continued, travel to and from the Mount Scopus university and hospital were only possible by armored convoy. On the day of December 31st, 1947, one such convoy came under attack, the driver and several passengers, being injured by bullets. Bella, who was escorting the convoy, was killed on the spot, and was bu [...]

By | Thursday,26 May , 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Grave of the Chief Rabbi of Sofia, Rabbi Gabriel Mercado Almosnino Has Been Identified

The Grave of the Chief Rabbi of Sofia, Rabbi Gabriel Mercado Almosnino Has Been Identified Graves of important figures are counted among the thousands of graves that were destroyed during Jordanian rule. Their names may no longer sound familiar, but they left their mark on society. One example is Harav Gabriel Mercado Almosnino, who was Chief Rabbi of the community of Sofia in Bulgaria about 130 years ago. Mordechai Motola speaks about the process of locating gravesites and installing a new gravestone. As part of my PhD on the topic of the loc [...]

By | Thursday,18 February , 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

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