A shortage of everything from granite to chiselers means a long wait to mark a grave.
Such a flight can cost up to $660,000, according to one cemetery official.
The group thought a four-person “standalone morgue” — essentially a refrigerator — would be enough to handle the surge in deaths. It wasn’t.
“The upward trend of coronavirus deaths is already placing a burden on our annual budget,” said the head of the Hebrew Free Burial Society.
The Forward takes a look at a tradition thousands of years old following Saturday’s synagogue shooting.
Coroner Mary Hassell had refused to prioritize Jewish and Muslim burials, despite the fact that religious law requires burial as soon as possible.
According to Jewish law, bodies must be buried as soon as possible, but the local coroner has allegedly refused to release bodies for weeks.
A Jewish burial society has called for the removal of a London coroner over delayed Jewish burials.
The Chief Rabbi of Poland called the exhumation “the worst desacralization of the Jewish cemetery” that he has ever seen.
It was a surprise that my rocket scientist, atheist father had made meticulous arrangements for a fairly religious Jewish funeral.