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Vandals Desecrate 236 Graves at Jewish Cemetery in New Jersey

Police today were investigating vandalism at Mt. Moriah Jewish Cemetery in Fairview, N.J., in which a total of 236 graves were desecrated. The tombstones of more than half of the desecrated graves were overturned, some of them weighing between 600 and 1,000 pounds and many of them were broken into several pieces.

This was the second such incident of vandalism at the cemetery. A year and a half ago, 36 tombstones were overturned and five youths aged 12 to 15 were detained after the incident. No arrests have yet been made in connection with the latest incident. Fairview police said today that they were “certain” that the latest incident was not the work of anti-Semites but of youths engaged in “mischief.”