Yerushalayim’s Underground Cemetery


An underground cemetery with 22,000 kevorim is under construction beneath Yerushalayim’s Har Hamenuchos cemetery. The unique project was a runner up in a contest of the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association to find the world’s most “innovative underground space concept of the year.”

With a price tag of $50 million, the cave’s half mile long tunnels are expected to be completed within a decade. Graves are being excavated in the tunnel floors or drilled into the tunnel wall like burial-cave niches of old.

Supervised by Rav Shlomo Neiman, the cemetery will belong to the Kehillas Yerushalayim Chevra Kaddisha. Plots will cost a half to a quarter of the price of above ground kevorim.

{ Israel}


  1. They should have asked the Arabs of gaza how to do it for them, they are great at building underground tunnels, and if you told them it was a cemetery for jews they might even do the work for free !

  2. Several weeks ago the Gerer Chevra Kadisha asked their Rebbe shlit”a if they should open up a new cemetery in Beit Shemesh because the one in Har Hamenuchos is full. He answered them it’s not necessary anymore… Halevai we should all merit Mashiach very very soon.


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