Jewish heritage

Cementaries are tangible remnants of Jewish culture in central Europe. It would appear to novices that these are only matzevas (a name of gravestones) with an equal shape and only differences resulting from inscription or symbology.
But even smaller objects, lacking grand gravestones and fascinating sculptures offer a huge scope for artistic photography. For those photographers who intend to shoot on a Jewish Cementary I’d recommend to acquanit at least with the very basics of Jewish culture.
It is not only about religion and customs, but more importantly about the symbology appearing on gravestones. To know its meaning translates into the ability to shoot more intriguing photos with a main focus on accentuation of symbols, inscriptions and relieves.