Some people are ghost hunting in Jewish cemeteries and don’t realize it.
Many community cemeteries include a section for the Jewish community.
That section might be (technically) a separate cemetery, but you might not notice the sign, if there is one.
One example is in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas (USA). That section of the cemetery is clearly marked if you’re looking for it.
In other areas, Jewish cemeteries are distinct from other religious, non-denominational, and community cemeteries.
When people choose a cemetery for ghost research, they usually start with one that has ghost stories.
For my experience, most Jewish cemeteries have no ghost stories. Therefore, there is no reason to investigate them.
I’m not sure if Jewish burial and mourning practices bring better closure to the deceased. I haven’t investigated this, in comparison with other religious and cultural practices. However, I know that observing shiva is a deeply meaningful process that allows for necessary grieving.
I have no ghost stories from Jewish cemeteries.
It’s an interesting distinction.
To learn more about haunted cemeteries, start with my book, A Beginner’s Guide to Ghost Hunting in Haunted Cemeteries.
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