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To: Cacique; Alouette
iiuc, when a Jewish community settles in a new area, before even building a synagogue,the first obligation is to create a Jewish cemetery.

Interesting that above article refers to early 19th century BA.

The article below notes La Plata as the closest Jewish cemetery to BA ( from 1910).

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/southamerica/argentina.html

" La Plata is the capital city of Buenos Aires Province, the largest province of Argentina, about 30 miles from Buenos Aires. The Jewish cemetery has about 2,800 tombstones. The oldest date from 1910."

Other Jewish cemeteries at that link are older, but much further from BA.
9 posted on 04/04/2006 3:02:16 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Yehuda; Alouette
Somehow I knew that your post above just wasn't right. There are eleven active cemeteries in Gran Buenos Aires the capital. You can read about them here (in Spanish). Five are Ashkenazi and six a sephardic. Unfortunately I cannot find an article in english denoting the same. A brief synopsis of jews in Argentina aludes to the BA cemeteries.



10 posted on 04/04/2006 5:06:06 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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