Cemetery gate is in
courtyard of Remu'h Synagogue
Inside the courtyard of the Remu'h Synagogue,
to the left as you enter, is the gate into the cemetery, Bet
Hayyim, which means "house of the living" in Hebrew.
The gate into the walled cemetery is shown in the photo above.
The photo below, taken in 1998 through
the bars of the closed gate, shows some of the gravestones in
the cemetery, which were unearthed after World War II during
the search for fragments with which to build the Wailing Wall.
These stones date back to the seventeenth century and were buried
as a safety measure during the wars between Poland and Sweden.
in Remu'h Synagogue cemetery
The grave stones, shown in the photo
above, represent the only ones from the Renaissance period that
can be seen in all of Europe. The graves of the family of the
founder of the Synagogue, Moses Isserlis, are in this cemetery.
The Synagogue is named after Moses Isserlis Remu'h, the son of
the founder, who studied in Lublin and became a famous rabbi
Path beside the Remu'h
Synagogue with grave yard on the left
Old grave stones in
Grave Stones in Cemetery
next to Remu'h Synagogue