More Than 100 Headstones Toppled At Historic Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia

More than 100 headstones were toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

The groundskeeper of Adath Jeshurun Cemetery arrived around 6 a.m. Thursday to the burial ground along Bridge Street in the city’s Frankford section to find dozens of grave markers knocked down.

The vandals knocked down 124 headstones, but didn’t leave any marking or graffiti, said Gibson.

Some graves on the 12-acre property date back 160 years and there are only a few new burials each year now, said Gibson.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.

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