Asra Kadisha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Asra Kadisha (the Committee for the Preservation of Gravesites) is an organization for the preservation of Jewish cemeteries and gravesites throughout the world.[1] The organization attempts to avoid desecration of ancient gravesites by preventing construction in their vicinity.[2] It was established by Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik in 1959 as a response to excavations at Beit She'arim National Park, and has been headed for many years by Rabbi Dovid Shmidel.[1]

According to Rabbi Shmidel, Rabbi Soloveitchik was asked by Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum to create Asra Kadisha.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Frankfurter, Yitzchok (September 15, 2013). "The Defender of the Deceased". Ami. No. 136. pp. 120–126. Retrieved Nov 2, 2016.
  2. ^ מעוניין לטרפד תוכנית בנייה בארץ? כל שעלייך לעשות הוא למצוא קבר עתיק. Haaretz (in Hebrew). 27 Mar 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Asra Kadisha"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA