a question on Jewish Cemetery of Worms #germany


Metin Delevi
 

Dear all,
 
Recently I heard that the tombstones at the Jewish Cemetery of Worms - Germany ( part of Schum) are facing southward and not to the east as is the tradition.
 
The only answer I found was that the first Jews buried in this cemetery had İtalian names ( could it be Kolonymus?) so its tomb faced south i.e. Italy. And the others continued this tradition.
 
Is there any other known reason? If so, how the Hachamim of the time let this happen?
 
Thanks in advance for the clarification.
 
Best regards
 
Metin Delevi

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