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'We've always granted everyone a dignified burial'

'We've always granted everyone a dignified burial'

Former Chief IDF Rabbi Brigadier General (res) Yisrael Weiss: Burial of non-Jewish IDF KIA is no shame G-d forbid, originates in HalachaUzi Baruch, 03/11/2020 20:57
Even in pandemic, Jews flown to Jerusalem for burial

Even in pandemic, Jews flown to Jerusalem for burial

Jews in the Diaspora spending 'huge sums' to transport loved ones' remains to Israel for burial during coronavirus pandemic.Michael Blum, AFP, 04/05/2020 08:21
Argentina: Cremation of Jewish COVID-19 victim stirs controversy

Argentina: Cremation of Jewish COVID-19 victim stirs controversy

First Jewish victim of COVID-19 in Argentina cremated by local authorities, who claim cremation is best practice to avoid spread of virus.JTA, 29/03/2020 11:57
The new underground cemetery in Jerusalem

The new underground cemetery in Jerusalem

'Minharot Olam' seeks to solve problem of lack of burial space in Jerusalem with underground tunnels for burial.Hezki Baruch, 30/10/2019 18:13
Jewish woman's cremation prevented at the last second

Jewish woman's cremation prevented at the last second

Inter-continental lobbying prevents cremation of Florida woman on way to be cremated. Body flown to Israel for burial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2019 14:59
Save the planet, don’t cremate, says Jewish cemetery

Save the planet, don’t cremate, says Jewish cemetery

These Jewish cemeteries are trying to combat pollution by offering low-cost, natural burials.Ben Sales, JTA, 14/05/2019 11:25
Body of Pilot Yakir Nave located after 56 years

Body of Pilot Yakir Nave located after 56 years

After decades of searching, remains of the body of Air Force pilot Yakir Mordechai Nave Lieper Z"L are foundIdo Ben Porat, 06/11/2018 17:23
Groom killed in NY accident laid to rest

Groom killed in NY accident laid to rest

Man killed together with his fiancee in New York car crash shortly before they were to be married buried in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2018 22:32
Jewish burial society: Remove London coroner delaying burials

Jewish burial society: Remove London coroner delaying burials

Society calls to remove coroner over delayed Jewish burials. Coroner: 'No death will be prioritized over any other because of religion.'JTA, 16/01/2018 14:53
London coroner under fire for delaying Jewish burials

London coroner under fire for delaying Jewish burials

Senior London coroner says she won't allow Jewish bodies to be held at Jewish funeral home, shows 'gross disregard' for Jews' legal rights.JTA, 29/12/2017 08:24
Mother, 3 children killed in fire flown to Israel for burial

Mother, 3 children killed in fire flown to Israel for burial

Israeli-American family killed in house fire started by Hanukkah menorah on their way to be laid to rest in Israel.JTA, 19/12/2017 20:18
IDF to allow secular burial in military ceremony

IDF to allow secular burial in military ceremony

Following petition filed with High Court, military order dealing with burial ceremonies changed; petitioners not satisfied.Mordechai Sones, 25/06/2017 10:58
'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

'To refuse to bury homosexuals is to show contempt for the dead'

Head of Tzohar organization slams report alleging that a burial society is refusing to bury homosexual individuals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/01/2017 11:11
Body of Jewish man dug up, replaced with other body in Brazil

Body of Jewish man dug up, replaced with other body in Brazil

The family of a Jewish man in Brazil who passed away seven years ago were shocked to find the body of lying out of his grave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2016 18:07
Dead man's heartbeat stuns funeral worker

Dead man's heartbeat stuns funeral worker

Worker preparing body for burial shocked when he feels heartbeat, warmth emanating from dead man's body.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2016 18:17
Israel hands over terrorist's body to PA

Israel hands over terrorist's body to PA

In accordance with agreements about burying terrorists quickly, and after receiving guarantee from family, Israel returns terrorist's bodyYoel Domb, 30/08/2016 09:02
Paris Victims to Be Buried at 12:00 Tuesday

Paris Victims to Be Buried at 12:00 Tuesday

The four Jews murdered in Friday's rampage at HyperCasher will be buried in Jerusalem, major dignitaries to be present.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 12/01/2015 20:12
Watch: ZAKA Transfer Victims from France to Israel

Watch: ZAKA Transfer Victims from France to Israel

ZAKA volunteers in Paris prepare bodies of four victims in Friday's shootout for burial; funerals to be held Tuesday.Yoni Kempinski, 12/01/2015 15:49
Israel Returns Bodies of Har Nof Murderers

Israel Returns Bodies of Har Nof Murderers

Ghassan and Uday Abu al Jamal silently buried overnight in Jerusalem, reversing precedent-setting deterrent.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 25/12/2014 08:40
Rabbi Seeks to Bring Back Cave Burial

Rabbi Seeks to Bring Back Cave Burial

Head of Etzion Bloc Religious Council seeks to bring back Talmudic era custom of exhumation and use of ossuaries.Gil Ronen, 01/12/2014 11:48
Funeral for Unknown Soldier - 66 Years Later

Funeral for Unknown Soldier - 66 Years Later

19 year-old soldier Yehoshua Haver died in the War of Independence, but his burial place was unknown - until now.Yishai Karov, 28/11/2014 09:02
Report: Israel Not Returning Terrorists' Bodies

Report: Israel Not Returning Terrorists' Bodies

State allegedly holding on to bodies to deter future attacks; even if they are buried, families to be banned from holding funeral.Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin, 19/11/2014 23:02
National Burial Society Conference in November

National Burial Society Conference in November

Israel's Chevra Kadisha organizing the first conference of its kind, which will deal with all aspects of Jewish burial in Israel and abroad.Cynthia Blank, 05/10/2014 12:19
Burial of Missing Student Aharon Soffer z''l

Burial of Missing Student Aharon Soffer z''l

US yeshiva student who went missing last Friday in Jerusalem Forest brought for burial, after search ends tragically.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 29/08/2014 09:57
Jewish Woman Saved From Muslim Burial

Jewish Woman Saved From Muslim Burial

Arab who had relationship and daughter with Jewish woman asked to bury her in Muslim cemetery after her death, ZAKA intervened.Ari Yashar, 22/01/2014 01:42
Tragedy: Israeli Family Killed in Russia Gas Leak

Tragedy: Israeli Family Killed in Russia Gas Leak

Mardi family's surviving son struggles to bring his family back to Israel for burial. 'My world has been destroyed'.Maayana Miskin, 12/12/2013 12:15
Chabad Emissaries Succeed in Preventing Cremation

Chabad Emissaries Succeed in Preventing Cremation

Body of Jewish Australian woman killed in tragic accident in Nepal set to receive a traditional Jewish burial.Ari Soffer, 16/10/2013 22:14
Chabad Race to Prevent Jewish Woman's Cremation

Chabad Race to Prevent Jewish Woman's Cremation

Emissaries of the Chabad movement in Nepal mount an urgent campaign after Jewish tourist dies in tragic accident.Ari Soffer, 16/10/2013 17:19
MK Lipman Condemns Beit Shemesh 'Extremism'

MK Lipman Condemns Beit Shemesh 'Extremism'

MK slams violence by hareidi extremists: "We can't allow concern for the dead to come at the expense of the welfare of those who are alive."Ari Soffer, 13/08/2013 16:16
Hareidi Rioting against Ramat Beit Shemesh Project

Hareidi Rioting against Ramat Beit Shemesh Project

Extremist hareidi group says construction site in Ramat Beit Shemesh violated ancient burial caves.Gil Ronen, 12/08/2013 13:50
Agreement on Jewish, Non-Jewish Burial in IDF

Agreement on Jewish, Non-Jewish Burial in IDF

MKs, ministers come to an agreement regarding the controversial subject of Judaism and burial in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 07/07/2013 12:46
MKs: Bury Jewish, Non-Jewish Soldiers Together

MKs: Bury Jewish, Non-Jewish Soldiers Together

MKs Shai and Stern are promoting legislation that would eliminate separate burial areas for Jewish and non-Jewish soldiersDavid Lev, 14/04/2013 18:26
'Demand for Burial Plots Next to Rav Elyashiv'

'Demand for Burial Plots Next to Rav Elyashiv'

Secular and religious people want to be buried next to the Torah great, but only rabbis will have the honor.Gil Ronen, 23/07/2012 09:38
Australia Needs more Burial Plots for Muslims

Australia Needs more Burial Plots for Muslims

A growing Muslim population has led Sydney, Australia to set aside 6,000 more burial plots whose dead will be out of room in six months.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 02/04/2012 17:39