Jewish Section at Fairview Cemetery-Eufaula, Alabama

The Jewish population began to arrive in the mid-19th Century. Soon after, a cemetery was established that is now a part of Fairview Cemetery. Burials in the Jewish section occurred between 1845-1987.

The symbol of two hands connected at the thumb, but separated at the middle and ring fingers, represents the blessings of the Cohen within the Jewish faith. “Cohen” is the Hebrew term used for priest. The term has biblical roots, and stems from the descendants of Aaron, brother of Moses, who were called “cohen.” Two hands inscribed on a Jewish headstone is a representation of priesthood or a close relation to a Jewish priest. Information from Fox Memorials.

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