Rabbi Menashe Perman and Rabbi Ishai Isroeil Libersohn of Chabad-Lubavitch of Chile successfully petitioned local authorities to stop the autopsy of a 55-year-old Jewish man who died of a heart attack while touring the country’s rainforests with his wife.

The man’s brother, a Jerusalem attorney, had asked the Israeli consulate to intervene and prevent the autopsy, which is mandated by local law. Jewish law prohibits unnecessary tampering with a dead body. ...