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Jewish cemetery Holy Sand Worms
The Jewish Cemetery in Worms, Germany
The Jewish Cemetery in Worms, Germany is the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Europe. It is located on the outskirts of the city, on a hill overlooking the Rhine River. The cemetery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a popular tourist destination.
The cemetery was founded in 1076 and has been in continuous use ever since. It is home to over 2,000 gravestones, the oldest of which dates back to 1058. The cemetery is divided into two sections: the older section, which is located on the hill, and the newer section, which is located at the bottom of the hill.
The gravestones in the cemetery are a testament to the history and culture of the Jewish community in Worms. They are made of a variety of materials, including sandstone, marble, and granite. The gravestones are also decorated with a variety of symbols, including the Star of David, the menorah, and the Hebrew alphabet.
Jewish cemetery Holy Sand Worms is the final resting place of many notable Jewish figures, including:
- Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (1215-1293), a leading rabbi and scholar
- Rabbi Alexander ben Salomon Wimpfen (1307-1367), a leading rabbi and scholar
- Rabbi Hananel ben Samuel (1300-1369), a leading rabbi and scholar
- Rabbi Yom Tov Lipmann Heller (1579-1654), a leading rabbi and scholar
- Rabbi Jacob Emden (1697-1776), a leading rabbi and scholar
The Jewish Cemetery in Worms is a significant historical and cultural site. It is a reminder of the rich and vibrant Jewish community that once lived in Worms. The cemetery is also a place of pilgrimage for Jews from all over the world.
- The cemetery is open to the public from 9am to 5pm daily.
- There is a visitor center on site that provides information about the cemetery and its history.
- There are guided tours of the cemetery available.
The Jewish Cemetery in Worms is a unique and important site that is a testament to the history and culture of the Jewish people.