Jewish Heritage Report
Vol. II, Nos. 1-2 / Spring-Summer 1998
Phildelphia Cemetery Vandalizede

Philadelphia Cemetery Vandalized

Swastikas were found scrawled at a historic Jewish cemetery and at an Orthodox synagogue in Philadelphia earlier this year.  The cemetery, founded in 1738, contains graves of American Jews such as Nathan Levy, a colonial merchant and founder of Philadelphia’s Jewish community, whose ship carried the Liberty Bell to Philadelphia, and Rebecca Gratz, believed to be Sir Walter Scott’s model for Rebecca in Ivanhoe.

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