Sunday 22nd May 2011

"Long Gone - but not Forgotten"

A full year after the reburial of their remains, the memorial stone to three Northampton Medieval Jews was dedicated by Rev Malcolm Weisman the minister for small communities. More than thirty people attended the ceremony and afterwards returned to the shul for refreshments and an entertaining talk by Rev Weisman on Jewish humour.

John Josephs - Rev Malcolm Weisman - Marcus Roberts.

Sunday 30th May 2010
Skeletal remains of three medieval Jews discovered in Northampton 18 years ago have finally been laid to rest in our modern day cemetery. The skeletons of two men and a woman were recovered by town archaeologists when a culvert in Temple Bar, The Mounts, collapsed in 1992 on the eve of Yom Kippur. The area is now known to be part of the site of the town's medieval Jewish cemetery. The bones were laid to rest following a service led by Rabbi Elkan Levy and attended by members of the community and representatives of the European Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries. As a result of carbon dating the remains are believed to be from the 12th to 13th century. As much as 800 years old.

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