Kazimierz Cemetery

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.

Renaissance gravestones 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 and scholar.

Path beside the Remu'h Synagogue with grave yard on the left

Old grave stones in Remu'h Cenetery

Grave Stones in Cemetery next to Remu'h Synagogue

Wailing Wall

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