March 12, 2014

As French cemeteries fill up, Jews seek burial plots in the Holy Land

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Pantin cemetery outside of Paris, one of the biggest in the area, where the majority of French Jews live. This Jewish section of the cemetery is filling up. RNS photo by Elizabeth Bryant

Pantin cemetery outside of Paris, one of the biggest in the area, where the majority of French Jews live. This Jewish section of the cemetery is filling up. RNS photo by Elizabeth Bryant

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(RNS) Jewish-only plots in some French cemeteries -- along with their leases -- are rapidly running out.