Utter Destruction: Inside the Fight Over 'The Most Beautiful Jewish Cemetery in Europe'

An ultra-Orthodox group wanted to repair a neglected 16th-century cemetery in Eastern Europe, but its method for doing this has been described as 'barbarism' by leading scholars and rabbis

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When outrage is expressed over the desecration of Jewish graves, or worse, an entire Jewish cemetery, the culprits are usually antisemitic vandals. But in a twist, the biggest threat to some of Europe’s most beautiful Jewish cemeteries are well-intentioned ultra-Orthodox Jews, according to experts in preserving Jewish heritage and art.

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