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Six million of our people were denied proper burial, most of them cremated. Should we willfully continue that which our enemies began?
Judaism's position on cremation touches on some of its most basic and principal beliefs. This article offers a detailed explanation reagrding the origins of this prohibitions, as well as the implications of such an act.
My grandmother recently revealed that she intends to be cremated. This disturbed me, as I know Judaism doesn't allow cremations, but I'm not sure why. What should I tell her?
Question: My father was buried in a Jewish cemetery under the observance of a rabbi in a single grave of dual plots. My mother, who is even less observant, has chosen to be cremated with no religious observance. This is my question: Her demise is imminent...
She calls this her “ultimate artwork”—having her body cremated after she dies and then compressed to form a diamond . . .
I always appreciated getting one last look at the deceased . . .
There are a number of reasons given for this custom, on both a basic level as well as a more esoteric one.
The first-time visitor's guide to the levaya
Attending a funeral can be intimidating, whether this is your first time attending or you have been to many funerals. What do I do? What do I say?
What does Jewish law say about where a person can be buried?
The reason behind the Jewish custom of burying a person almost immediately after his or her passing.
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