Muslim Charity Gives $5000 to Repair Defaced Jewish Cemetery
A Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts (USA), that was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti recently received a $5,000 donation from a Muslim charity to help repair the damage. The charity, Celebrate Mercy, has donated over the past two years, $115,000 to rehabilitate desecrated Jewish cemeteries and memorials in Missouri, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Colorado, and facilitated the donation of around $238,000 to the Jewish Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh after the massacre there last year. More than 60 gravestones at Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts were vandalized. Cemetery groundskeeper Jeffrey Weiss man told the Forward that he had received an outpouring of support from around the world. In particular, he recounted receiving a check for $5,000 via mail from “Muslim Americans nationwide to our Jewish cousins of the Hebrew Cemetery of Fall River.”
“In the spirit of responding to evil with good (as taught by Prophet Muhammad), that inspired the previous campaign, Celebrate Mercy is proud to have supported this community in their time of distress,” the organization wrote on its Facebook page.