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Burying the Dead

Understanding the mitzvah of burial on five levels

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Burying the Dead : Understanding the mitzvah of burial on five levels

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Ki Teitzei, Cremation, Sefer HaMitzvot, Burial

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Deborah Ruth Cincinnati September 15, 2019

so, you're saying that the Torah does not present burial as a positive mitzvah because one day there will be no more death? Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn hts December 28, 2020
in response to Deborah Ruth:

Good point! Reply

Rabbi Raskin Bklyn hts January 5, 2021
in response to Deborah Ruth:

It’s more than that.
Pertaining to the mitzvos, we are told you “shall live by them,” not die by them.
Therefore the is no “direct” mitzvahs to bury the dead. Reply

Deborah Ruth Cincinnati January 5, 2021
in response to Rabbi Raskin:

Thank you, Rabbi Raskin! and thanks for telling me about Tehillim 87! Reply

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