Sunday, August 3, 2014


Jews have lived in Kfar Yasif, on and off, for centuries. Many times, it had had to deal with natural disasters, most notably, the locust invasion of 1707. But it was renewed 40 years later by Rabbi Solomon Abadi who not only made the town a Torah center, but also a burial place for the Jews of nearby Acre. For Acre Jews, burial in Kfar Yasif became a time-honored custom. In 1841, the last Jew left Kfar Yasif, but the burial custom continued. This custom was forced to cease during the Arab riots in 1929.

part of the Jewish cemetery in Kfar Yasif
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