Thursday, July 08, 2010

Missing Tombstone Brought Home

Great article in today's NY Times about the discovery of an old tombstone and its journey to the United Hebrew section of the Ocean View Cemetery out on Amboy Road.

You can still see the remains of the great Jewish tide that swept over the Lower East Side of Manhattan a century ago. Today those immigrants have moved on only to be replaced by other immigrants (or hipsters), but, if you look up at many of the little Spanish language churches in the area you can still see Hebrew and torahs carved into the tops of them.

Definitely a mitzvah by Mr. Lankenau.

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