ISRAEL - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
A memorial site
for the Israeli soldiers fallen in the wars of Israel with their names, pictures and life stories was established by the Ministry of Defense (in Hebrew). Indices for military cemeteries are not generally included in civilian Chevra Kadish information. The army has a Hebrew web site with all names, including burial info.
To view a Directory of Chevra Kadisha see JewishGen Infofiles
- Gal'ed legiborim (Independence War Heroes Monuments), by Vilnai, Zeev; Jerusalem, 1959. 62p; Notes: Monuments Photographs and emplacements, No heroes names lists. Source: National and University Library, Jerusalem
- Matsevot kodesh beErets-Ysrael (Erets-Yisrael Saints Tombstones); by Vilnai, Zeev Jerusalem, 1963. 1 vol. Notes: Period; Antiquity and Middle Ages- Saints names index. Tbsts places index. Source: National and University Library, Jerusalem
Israel Jewish funeral and burial arrangements traditionally are seen as a community responsibility, with each community having its own Chevra Kadisha (Holy Brotherhood) responsible for all aspects of the preparation for burial and the burial itself. Chevra Kadisha Membership is a great honor. (By Gideon Carmi, Kibbutz Machanaim) Some of following data originally derived is from a translation of the Ministry of Religions booklet, dated spring 1997. Very small cemeteries such as those on kibbutzim are not included. Several members of the BeerSheva Genealogy Society assisted Israel Pickholtz
in compiling the information. Since names are transliterated from Hebrew, exercise discretion in finding names.
Phone numbers are given assuming a call from Israel. If you call from outside Israel, precede the number with 972 (Israel country code) and remove the leading zero. For example: calling Afula from Israel: 06-649-2679 from overseas: 972-6-649-2679. Numbers starting with 050, 051, 052, 053 are cellular phones. Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 15:11