In a message dated 6/11/2006 9:23:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
<< The article was about damage to tombstones in the 21st St. Cemetery in
New York City, a cemetery belonging to congregation Shearith Israel, also
known as the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. >>
==Don't panic, folks. The damage apparently was not serious. Apparently
particles of cement and mortar in the air, settling down on moist, cold stones.
The article said extra precautions were being taken, and the
builders/developers of the condo conversion would take care of any repairs
at the direction of the synagogue's architect.
Michael Bernet, New York