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15 Iyar, 5784 - May 23, 2024 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly











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Degel HaTorah Demands Halachic Burial Option in Jerusalem , Bamidbar 5782

Scandalous Open Flows of Body Fluids on Har Hamenuchos , Vayishlach 5781

The Planned Israel Metro Passes under Cemeteries , Vayishlach 5781

Letters of Gedolei Yisroel Against New Burial Methods, Ki Sovo 5780

Gedolei Yisroel Against New Burial Methods, Ki Sovo 5780

Burial in Concrete in a Cemetery in Israel is not Really Burial in Eretz Yisrael, Devorim 5780

NEWS Burial Problems in Israel, Vayechi 5780

For Every Jew Buried in Paris, the Bones of Another Jew are Dug Up, Tetzaveh 5779

Searching for the Bones of Jewish Martyrs in the Hungarian Danube, Beshalach 5779

European Rabbonim React to Trump, Vayeiro 5777

France will Follow Halachic Directives of its Rabbis , Mattos 5776

HaRav Yisroel Salanter's Grave is in Ruins, Korach 5776

Jewish Cemeteries in Algeria will be Removed in Six Months, Shelach 5776

Increased Security on Har HaZeisim, Korach 5775

Degrading Storage at Hebrew University, Vayeitzei 5775

Religions Ministry will Supervise Excavations at the Golani Intersection, Bolok 5774

Remains from France Brought to Burial in Israel, Toldos 5774

Jewish Bones Exhumed in France May be Cremated, Parshas Nitzovim 5773

"The State Must Enable In-Ground Burial", Parshas Vayeiro 5773

Letter from HaRav Nissim Karelitz about Archaeological Digs, Parshas Rei 5772

Development of the Archaeological Site in Modi'in Illit, Parshas Rei 5772

European Council Approves the Chareidi Stand for Preserving Jewish Graves in Europe, Parshas Behaalosecha

Tomb of Elozor Ben Aharon Vandalized Again, Parshas Mishpotim 5772

Grave Desecration in the North at Golani Junction, Parshas Vayeitzei 5772

Ministry of Religious Services Establishes Permanent Post to Prevent Grave Desecration, Parshas Lech Lecha 5772

Widespread Destruction at Cemeteries Throughout Eretz Yisroel, Parshas Tzav 5771

Cameras May Be Installed at Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem, Parshas Ki Siso 5771

Workers Continue to Raze Ancient Jaffa Cemetery, Parshas Toldos 5771

Efforts to Save Jaffa Cemetery Continue, Yom Kippur/Succos 5771

Like Dung On the Face of the Earth, Yom Kippur/Succos 5771

Hundreds Protest Ongoing Jaffa Cemetery Desecration, Parshas Ki Savo 5770

Sycamore Tree at Barzilai Building Site Removed, Parshas Eikev 5770

Rosh Yeshivos at Jaffa Grave Desecration Demonstrations, Parshas Voeschanan 5770

Gedolei Yisroel Issue Letter Against Jaffa Grave Desecration, Parshas Devorim 5770

After Razing Ancient Graves, Barzilai Emergency Room Delayed to Protect 'Ancient' Tree, Parshas Pinchas 5770

Jaffa Grave Desecration Continues, Parshas Chukas 5770

UTJ Protests Grave Digging Incidents, Parshas Korach 5770

Dozens of Graves Excavated in Jaffa, Parshas Behaalosecho 5770

Arabs Torch Ancient Cemetery in Hevron, Parshas Bamidbar 5770

Netanyahu Says Graves Should be Moved to Make Room for Emergency Room, Parshas Tazria/Metzora 5770

Netanyahu Sets Up Team to Assess Site for Ashkelon Emergency Room, Parshas Zav 5770

Vandals Burn Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel's Gravesite in Northern Israel, Parshas Toldos 5770

Remains of 105 Jews in Toledo Reinterred, Parshas Chukas 5769

Leading Poskim Rule Against Disinterment to Allow Construction at Ashkelon Hospital, Parshas Voero 5769

Spanish Government Freezes Excavation Work at Ancient Jewish Cemetery, Parshas Vayigash 5769

500 Gravestones Toppled at New Jersey Cemetery, Parshas Beshalach 5768

100 Graves Found at Har Hazeisim Covered With Dirt by Jordanians Planning to Build Gas Station, Parshas Bo 5768

Concerted Efforts to Prevent Desecration of Vilna Cemetery, Parshas Vayeiro 5768

Large Cemetery Vandalized in Poland, Parshas Shofetim 5767

Construction Halted at Ancient Cemetery in Uman, Parshas Vayikra 5767

12 Graves Desecrated at Jewish Cemetery in Vilna, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei 5767

Thousands of Graves to be Renovated at Mount of Olives, Parshas Vayikra 5766

Alert Avreich Prevents Grave Desecration at Rambam's Gravesite in Tiveria, Parshas Tetzaveh 5766

Burial Cave Discovered Near Kiryat Gat, Parshas Vayeitzei 5766

Progress in Talks to Prevent Desecration of Burial Caves Along Trans-Israel Highway Route, Parshas Shelach 5765

Crematorium Comes to Israel, Parshas Shelach 5765

Transportation Ministry and Trans- Israel Highway Co. Refuse to Reroute Hwy. 6, Parshas Beha'aloscha 5765

Hundreds Protest Continued Desecration of Graves Along Hwy. 6 Route, Parshas Nosso 5765

Work on Trans-Israel Highway Resumes Despite Grave Desecration, Parshas Bamidbar 5765

Irreversible Harm to Graves Along Route of Trans-Israel Highway, Parshas Kedoshim 5765

Destruction of Ancient Graves Continues, Parshas Achrei Mos 5765

Archaeologists Wantonly Raze Ancient Burial Caves for Work on Trans-Israel Highway, Parshas Metzora 5765

Renovation of Janoshaza Jewish Cemetery by London Askonim, Parshas Vayigash 5765

Excavation Stoppage Extended at Cemetery in Acco, Parshas Vayeshev 5765

Acco Cemetery Committee Meets Today, Parshas Vayishlach 5765

Digging at Ancient Cemetery in Acco Stopped by Threat of Demonstration, Parshas Toldos 5765

Maranan Verabonon: Stop Grave Destruction in Acco, Parshas Chaye Soro 5765

Ongoing Cemetery Desecration in South Africa Cause Concern, Parshas Vayero 5765

Sharon Instructs Shetreet to Halt Excavations in Acco, Parshas Vayero 5765

Grave Desecration Protestors in Acco Thrashed by Police; Demonstration on Thursday in Jerusalem, Parshas Lech Lecho 5765

Haifa's Jaffa Road Off Limits to Kohanim, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5764

Slovakian Prime Minister Pledges to Preserve Chasam Sofer's Grave, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5764

Wall Around Sadigora Cemetery Finally Completed, Parshas Re'eh 5763

Efforts to Implement Agreement to Halt Grave Desecration in Grodno, Parshas Pinchas 5763

Grodno Grave Struggle, Parshas Korach 5763

Roads Forbidden to Cohanim, Parshas Bamidbar 5763

Jewish Skeletons Discovered Beneath Swiss University, Parshas Shmini 5763

Trans-Israel Highway Contractors Desecrate Ancient Graves, Parshas Bo 5763

Archaeologists Digging Ancient Graves Again, Parshas Vayigashh 5763

Plans to Build Christian Quarters on Har Hazeisim Graves, Parshas Vayishlach 5763

Burial in Jerusalem: The Har Menuchos Cemetery - part III, Parshas Chaye Soroh 5763

Burial in Jerusalem: The Har Menuchos Cemetery - part II, Parshas Vayero 5763

Burial in Jerusalem: The Har Menuchos Cemetery, Parshas Lech Lecho 5763

With Their Body and Soul -- and Their Money, Parshas Shoftim 5762

Still No Solution for Haifa's Jaffa St., Parshas Nosso 5762

Latest, Reliable Information for Flying Kohanim, Parshas Voeiro 5762

CER Protests Destruction of R' Yisroel's Grave and Increasing Russian Antisemitism, Parshas Vayigash 5762

Solution to Problem of Kohanim on Flights Imminent, Parshas Vayeishev 5762

Kohanim Traveling on Highway 444 Must Keep Right, Parshas Nitzavim 5761/Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur 5762

UTJ Representatives Meet With Prime Minister Sharon, Parshas Devarim 5761

Jewish Graves Threatened by the Church of Scotland, Parshas Pinchos 5761

A History of Tiveria's Ancient Jewish Cemetery, Parshas Pinchos 5761

Protests at Cemetery in Tiveria, Parshas Balak 5761

Eastern European Authorities Show Interest in Restoration of Jewish Cemeteries, Parshas Chukas 5761

Church of Scotland Building on a Jewish Cemetery in Tiveria, Parshas Chukas 5761

Rescue Digs in Tiveria Cemetery Postponed, Parshas Chukas 5761

Preparations for Monument on HaRav Yisroel Salanter's Grave Underway, Parshas Shelach 5761

Rav Yisroel Salanter's Grave has Finally been Located, Parshas Nasso 5761

Rabbi Gafni Prevents Excavations in Burial Caves Near Elad, Parshas Emor 5761

It's the Law: Bury the Bones in the Cellars of the Tel Aviv University, Parshas Shmini 5761

Attempts to Prevent Desecration of Ancient Graves in Beersheva, Parshas Ki Sisa 5761

Bones Buried in Haifa at a Massive Levaya, Parshas Terumah 5761

Large Rally Protesting the Desecration of Caves in Haifa, Parshas Mishpotim 5761

Gedolei Yisroel Issue a Call to Protest the Archaeological Diggings in Haifa, Parshas Mishpotim 5761

Despite Protests, Desecrating Digging Took Place in Haifa Burial Caves, Parshas Beshalach 5761

Haifa Excavations Postponed Due to Chareidi Pressure, Parshas Bo 5761

Attempts to Prevent Desecration of Haifa Graves, Parshas Vo'era 5761

New Committee to Restore Cemeteries of Plavnica and Lublow, Parshas Vayeshev 5761

17 Ancient Graves Destroyed in Yavneh, Parshas Vayeshev 5761

Gedolei Yisroel Call To Help Federation for the Prevention of Desecration of Graves, Succos 5761

Gravesite of Chasam Sofer to be Preserved, Parshas Nitzavim-Vayeilech 5760

His Only Motives Were Power and Money, Parshas Ki Savo 5760

No Let Up in Controversy Over Prague Graves, Parshas Ki Seitze 5760

Broken Tombstones and Grave Robberies in Eastern Europe, Parshas Re'eh 5760

Court Petition Against Prague Cemetery Desecration, Parshas Vaeschanan 5760

On Our Ancestors' Dead Bodies, Parshas Vaeschanan 5760

Prague Cemetery Agreement Breaks Down; Czech Minister Insults Jewish Preservation Efforts, Parshas Pinchos 5760

Bones in Basement of Hadassah Await Final Resting Place, Parshas Pinchos 5760

Archaeologists Destroy Haifa Burial Cave, Parshas Bolok 5760

Large Bayis Sheini Burial Cave Near Mount Scopus Desecrated, Parshas Bamidbar 5760

Burial Cave at the Entrance to Haifa Desecrated, Parshas Bo 5760

Antiquities Authority Damages Yeshiva's Temporary Buildings, Parshas Vayechi 5760

Proof: Antiquities Authority Uses Human Bones for Research, Parshas Vayigash 5760

Antiquities Authority Empties Burial Cave, Parshas Mikeitz 5760

Meeting of the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, Parshas Vayeitzei 5760

Shameful Grave Desecration in Shoham, Parshas Lech Lecho 5760

Shameful Grave Desecration in Shoham, Parshas Noach 5760

Annual Appeal for the Association for the Prevention of Grave Desecration, Succos 5760

Director of the Antiquities Authority Insists on Destruction of Lachish Burial Cave, Parshas Devorim 5759

Archaeologists Arrested for Refusing Police Orders: Tense Struggle at the Site, Parshas Pinchas 5759

Ancient Bones Desecrated by Archaeologists are Reburied, Parshas Bolok 5759

Do You Have to be Religious to Respect the Dead?, Parshas Korach 5759

Volunteers Bury Bones Unearthed at Elad-Mazor, Parshas Korach 5759

Desecration of Graves Continues in Elad-Mazor, Parshas Shelach 5759

Archaeological "Rescue" Excavations Impede the Saving of Lives, Parshas Beha'alosecho 5759

Demand to Cease the Display of Ancient Coffins in the Tower of David Museum, Parshas Beha'alosecho 5759

Antiquities Authority Desecrates Har Zeisim Burial Cave, Parshas Tazria-Metzora 5759

Last Graves In Burial Cave Looted By Archaeologists; New Legislation Referred to Finance Committee, Parshas Beshalach 5759

Archaeologists Defy Order Not To Disturb Burial Cave; Antiquities Authority Rapped For Housing Delays, Parshas Voeira 5759

Archaeologists Desecrate Jewish Graves Under The Cover of Shabbos, Parshas Shemos 5759

Israeli Education Minister Proposes Law Obligating Property Owners to Pay for Rescue Excavations, Parshas Vayeishev 5759

Important High Court Decision: Landowners Not Required To Fund Archaeological Excavations, Parshas Vayishlach 5759

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