Dozens Of Headstones Damaged At Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery

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WPVI ABC6 reports: Dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia have been broken and overturned. The Philadelphia police say this was an act of vandalism at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery on the corner of Frankford and Cheltenham avenues.

Aaron Mallin of North Jersey made the disturbing discovery today when he came to visit his father’s grave. “It’s just very disheartening that such a thing would take place,” Mallin said. “I’m hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids. But the fact that there’s so many it leads one to think it could have been targeted,” Mallin said.

The damage is widespread all across the cemetery with dozens, perhaps hundreds, of headstones affected.



  1. Please no rush to judgement. We have had terrible horrible sad winds here in Philadelphia. Most of these old decayed time weathered tombstones are tall and stand on small narrow pedestals, they fall over all the time. These can be righted in a few hours provided the ground is not to soggy.


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