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“After the news broke in February that someone or some group had toppled 275 headstones in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia’s Wissinoming neighborhood, thousands of people from around the world contributed small donations to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

It added up to about $300,000 to repair the vandalized stones — many of them cracked — and another 225 that were damaged by age and weather. The Jewish Federation also smoothed out the landscaping to ensure the ground was sound and repaired security fencing around the cemetery perimeter.”