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        12/19/2011, Kislev 23, 5772

      Margi: Burial in Storeys is According to Halakha

      Religious Services Minister Ya'akov Margi said, Monday morning, that the crisis in available land in the state has reached a point where the practice of burying people in storeys of graves must be expanded. It has been introduced at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. Speaking at a Jerusalem gathering to display the ministry's campaign for expansion of the practice, Margi said that it has been approved by Israel's chief rabbis. A small group of protesters outside the Rimonim Shalom Hotel took issue with the stance.

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