Dozens of gravestones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

27 February, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Michele Stevens
  • Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia desecrated

He told 6ABC News how he felt about finding the aftermath.

Last week, almost 200 headstones were damaged at Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in St. Louis, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Missouri, established in 1888. It was also followed by US President Donald Trump's first explicit condemnation over the trend.

One man who made the discovery on Sunday morning, Aaron Mallin, spoke to Philly news station ABC-6, expressing his hopes that this was all just kids acting out rather than a deliberately anti-Semitic action.

At 9:33 a.m. someone called police to report vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery at Frankford and Cheltenham Avenues, police said.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia lists Mount Carmel as a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Philadelphia. "We have full confidence in USA authorities to catch and punish culprits".

Deepa Jayakumar launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai'
Nagar, in the next elections. "The women of Tamil Nadu will be outraged if there are attempts to remove the portraits of Amma . This year, with her memories in mind, we should vow to serve the people well through our government", Sasikala said.

"On Monday morning America awoke to discover that almost 200 tombstones were toppled in a nearby Jewish graveyard", Pence said in last Wednesday's statement, adding that "President Trump called this a awful and painful act".

Mallin believes there's more to it. And so it was.

The vandalism comes in the wake of bomb threats to 54 Jewish community centers in 27 states and Canada. It's an egregious act of vandalism that's deeply sadden those who have family buried here.

Police have not drawn any connection between the two incidents.

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