Cemetery of famous Polish rabbi vandalized


The grave of one of Poland’s most famous Chasidic leaders was desecrated.

Police discovered the desecration Wednesday at the grave of Elimelech Weisblum of Lezajsk, who is buried in the Jewish cemetery in Lezajsk in southern Poland. The grave was covered with swastikas, anti-Semitic slogans and a Star of David in a noose.

Thousands of Chasidic Jews from around the world flock to Elimelech’s grave each year on the anniversary of his death.

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