“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.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization has launched an initiative to offer support for bereaved families and help them navigate the bureaucracy of a halachic burial. Volunteer rabbis will staff the program, and accompany the family through the process. A state-funded funeral and burial are provided to all Jews who die in Israel. The…
Not long ago, Jean Bergman, an 88-year-old retired manicurist, received a check for $1,000. The check arrived in connection with her husband’s grave at Eden Memorial Park, a Jewish cemetery in Los Angeles. The cemetery has been sued twice after allegations that gravediggers were instructed to throw human bones interred there into a dump pile to squeeze in more graves and thereby maximize profits.
(JTA) — Researchers recently uncovered in Jerusalem a stone burial slab that many believe Jesus Christ’s body may have been laid on following his death. The original surface of the tomb was uncovered in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City during restoration work and has been covered by marble cladding since…