|JERUSALEM: [יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim)]|
REFERENCES: (Also see book listed under Motsa)
Tomb of King David on Mount Zion
Har HaMenuchot New: also known as Givat Shaul Cemetery
tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
Har HaMenuchot (Hebrew: הר המנוחות, "Mount of Those who are Resting" ) is the largest cemetery in Jerusalem. The hilltop burial ground at the western edge of the city adjacent to the neighborhood of Givat Shaul overlooks Mevaseret Zion to the north, Motza to the west, and Har Nof to the south. Opened in 1951 on 300 dunams (0.12 sq mi), the size continually expanded new sections on the northern and western slopes of the hill with 2008 burials over 150,000 people.
Jerusalem War Cemetery On Mount Scopus:
Graves are located in the non-military sections. The cemetery is open during daylight hours, daily. I translated the names and other information and converted any dates from the Hebrew calendar. Mt. Herzl also contains a large military cemetery and a museum dedicated to Theodore Herzl.
Jewish cemetery: tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
[UPDATE] Vandalism at Mout of Olives Cemetery [June 2015]
Har HaZeitim (Mount of Olives): Very old. Traditional as a sacred burial ground. Asher Lev Brisk made a compilation of the cemetery sites on Mount of Olives up to year 1907. Hard copy available at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Manny Hillman, 22 Bayview Ave. Blue Point, New York 11715-1711 (516)-363-6787 has a xerox copy. [date?]
Helkat Mehokek Section: The earliest inscription dates from 1646. The inscriptions listed by Brisk cover graves from the top part of the Mount of Olives Cemetery, a part that was totally destroyed under Jordanian rule (1948-1967) to make room for the building of a hotel and a road. The destruction of the tombstones thereby makes this book the only source for some of this information. Some of the information can be found in records of the various Hevrot Kadisha in Jerusalem. The database in English and Hebrew. [June 2009]
The Israel Genealogical Society has placed an index to burials at the Mount of Olives cemetery at their web site. The source is the book, “Helkat Mehokek,” which was published in 1913. It is a bi-lingual (Hebrew-English) searchable database of when complete will be 200,000-300,000 tombstones, mostly covering the period between 1740–1906, although the earliest inscription dates from 1646. The database was originally made available at the 2004 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on CD. Hebrew version. (The actual search function is at the very bottom of each of the pages named above. These pages start with a lengthy description of the history of the index followed by guidelines for using it. Unfortunately, this lengthy description is displayed again on the search results page. Scroll down the page to find the results.) Source Nu? What's New? (Avotanu.com) [June 21, 2009]
Next to old Shaare Zedeck Hospital. Old:
Burial Societies are listed separately and indicate the cemeteries that they use as follows:
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