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  8/7/2012, Av 19, 5772

Rabbi Sues Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors

An Orthodox rabbi is suing Pennsylvania’s Board of Funeral Directors, accusing it of violating religious freedom by insisting that that licensed funeral directors oversee all funerals and burials. Rabbi Daniel Wasserman of Shaare Torah Synagogue filed a lawsuit in Scranton, PA against the Board of Funeral Directors, accusing the body of “intimidating rabbis, synagogues, grieving Jewish families and funeral homes…in a quest for profit,” The Pittsburg Post-Gazette reported.