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Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – an update

November 30, 2011
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Brady Street Jewish Cemetery – an update

Two and a half years have passed since we wrote about the Brady Street memorial to Miriam Levy. Her much vaunted connection to the founding of the Jewish Soup Kitchen still eludes us but, thanks to Dr. Phillip Kirby, we have now at least been able to identify her descendants. Some of  these were...
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The Future of our Cemeteries – the debate continues.

May 26, 2011
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On Tuesday 24 May, The Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks visited the Jewish Cemetery in Brady Street, where he led a short service to mark the occasion of its 250th anniversary, as reported in the East London Advertiser. Opened in 1761  this pleasant, tree filled burial ground has survived the centuries and now forms a...
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The Guardian exhorts us all to become “Guardians” of our heritage

December 31, 2010
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The Guardian exhorts us all to become “Guardians” of our heritage

It is rare to find a general newspaper article on cemeteries, let alone one that so exactly reflects the philosophy of our project at www.cemeteryscribes.com, but this piece in the Guardian of 30 Dec 2010 hit the nail square on the head. The article, based on a visit made by BBC Radio 4′s Today...
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Tombstone symbols – Fish

December 26, 2009
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Tombstone symbols – Fish

We have two examples of ‘fish’ symbols from tombstones in Brady Street Jewish Cemetery. In both cases there is a single fish, although we understand that 2 fish may be featured and look identical. or very similar, to the symbol for ‘Pisces’. Both of our examples are facing left and look very similar, although...
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Announcing our new sister site SynagogueScribes

November 26, 2009
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Announcing our new sister site SynagogueScribes

The Cemeteryscribes website, (previously www.Genpals.com Cemetery Project) has now been running for three years and, from the number of hits and the regular flow of comments and contributions we continue to receive, we believe you have found it useful. We now have over 10000 individuals on the site and some 3,330 headstone photographs, with...
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Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

May 23, 2009
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Interesting Headstone from Brady Street Cemetery

Well here goes with my first ‘real’ post. Its about an intriguing headstone we found at Brady Street. One of the more difficult to interpret as it included an Acrostic and a Gematria. The inscription was transliterated as: Creature of earth in his mother’s bosom… His gathering comes now … His fineness with those...
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