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        8/10/2012, Av 22, 5772

      Rabbis: The Law Requires Burial of Corpses in Exhibit

      The state is expected to respond, Friday, to a petition filed against the "Bodies" exhibit, which is scheduled to remain on display in Tel Aviv until the end of the month. The exhibit shows preserved corpses in various poses. Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein was informed that the corpses are those of executed Chinese prisoners which were sold without the permission of the prisoners' families. The exhibition was closed in France by court order.

      Senior rabbis wrote a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu - in his role as Health Minister, and Deputy Health Minister Ya'akov Litzman, Thursday, in which they said Jewish and Israeli law dictated that the corpses be buried. The Israeli law specifies the Health Minister as responsible for making sure this takes place.