(Also see book listed under Motsa)
Tomb of King David on Mount Zion
Har HaMenuhot New: Har Menuchas: Jewish cemetery: tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
Jerusalem War Cemetery On Mount Scopus:
While every stone lists the person's regiment, some do not provide first name. The serial number and rank can be used to get a complete record from the British Ministry of Defense. One reaches the cemetery by driving toward Hadassah Hospital. The cemetery is located on the left side of the road (the same side as the hospital) about fifty meters before reaching the hospital entrance. In use 1917-1918, the cemetery is extremely well maintained. Probably the British Consulate in Jerusalem or the Ministry of Defense in London can provide information about upkeep details. Approximate size: about 2000 acres. Most of the graves are of non-Jews. The Jewish section is located at the far left-hand corner of the cemetery with 23 Jewish graves. Location in cemetery (Rows are listed from front to back A, B, C, D, E, F. The first row starts in the middle of the cemetery. Columns are listed from left to right 1, 2, 3, and 4. The first column is at left-hand cemetery fence. Sign at entrance is in English, Hebrew and Arabic: The land on which this cemetery stands is the free gift of the people of Palestine for the perpetual resting place of those of the allied armies who fell in the War Of 1914-1918 and are honored here. Source:
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.
Mount of Olives:
Jewish cemetery: tombstone images online. A fee charged. [April 2010]
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]
Sanhedria: Old. The tombs of the Sanhedrin, the courts and judges of Israel during the days of the Second Temple.
Sheikh Bader: Old
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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