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ZAKA: Will decades of holy work come to a halt?

Israel Police demands volunteers be subordinate to police regulations rather than Jewish Law in ongoing impasse.

ZAKA: Will decades of holy work come to a halt?

Rabbinic court: Restrict Jewish burial rights to pressure Get denier

Man who refused to grant his wife a divorce is prohibited from burying relatives in Jewish cemetery, court rules.

Ruling: Restrict Jewish burial rights to pressure Get denier

The modern innovative burial halls in Jerusalem

Hananya Shachor, Initiature and founder of "Underground burial halls" in Jerusalem, explains about the reason for underground graves.

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Burial of German neo-Nazi in Jewish music scholar's plot sparks outrage

Burial described as a "terrible mistake" leads Berlin anti-Semitism official to file criminal report with department of justice.

Burial of German neo-Nazi in Jewish singer's plot sparks outrage

Father of boys begs: 'G-d, give us strength to withstand this terrible challenge'

Yedidya Chaim & Elyashiv Yungreis, killed in traffic accident on Friday, brought to burial in Jerusalem.

'G-d, give us strength to withstand this terrible challenge'

Jewish poet given Christian reburial in Belarus

Remains of poet who wrote against anti-Semitism and died in Kazakhstan in 1941 exhumed, reburied in a Christian ceremony.

Jewish poet given Christian reburial in Belarus

'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 Halacha

'We've always granted everyone a dignified 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.

Even in pandemic, Jews flown to Jerusalem for burial

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.

Argentina: Cremation of Jewish COVID-19 victim stirs controversy

The new underground cemetery in Jerusalem

'Minharot Olam' seeks to solve problem of lack of burial space in Jerusalem with underground tunnels for burial.

The new underground cemetery in Jerusalemplayer

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.

Jewish woman's cremation prevented at the last second

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

These Jewish cemeteries are trying to combat pollution by offering low-cost, natural burials.

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

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 found

Body of Pilot Yakir Nave located after 56 years

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.

Groom killed in NY accident laid to restplayer

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.'

Jewish burial society: Remove London coroner delaying 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.

London coroner under fire for delaying Jewish burials

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.

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

IDF to allow secular burial in military ceremony

Following petition filed with High Court, military order dealing with burial ceremonies changed; petitioners not satisfied.

IDF to allow secular burial in military ceremony

'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.

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

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.

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

Dead man's heartbeat stuns funeral worker

Worker preparing body for burial shocked when he feels heartbeat, warmth emanating from dead man's body.

Dead man's heartbeat stuns funeral worker

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 body

Israel hands over terrorist's body to PA

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.

Paris Supermarket Victims to Be Buried at 12:00 Tuesday

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.

Watch: ZAKA Transfers Paris Attack Victims from France to Israelplayer

Israel Returns Bodies of Har Nof Murderers

Ghassan and Uday Abu al Jamal silently buried overnight in Jerusalem, reversing precedent-setting deterrent.

Israel Returns Bodies of Har Nof Murderers

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.

Rabbi Seeks to Bring Back Cave Burial

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.

Funeral for Unknown Soldier - 66 Years Later

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.

Report: Israel Refuses to Return Har Nof Terrorists' Bodies

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.

National Burial Society Conference Convening in November

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.

Burial of Missing Student Aharon Soffer z''lplayer

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.

Jewish Woman Saved From Muslim Burial

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'.

Tragedy: Israeli Family Killed in Russia Gas Leak

Chabad Emissaries Succeed in Preventing Cremation

Body of Jewish Australian woman killed in tragic accident in Nepal set to receive a traditional Jewish burial.

Chabad Emissaries Succeed in Preventing 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.

Race Against the Clock to Prevent Jewish Woman's Cremation

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."

MK Lipman Condemns Beit Shemesh 'Extremism'

Hareidi Rioting against Ramat Beit Shemesh Project

Extremist hareidi group says construction site in Ramat Beit Shemesh violated ancient burial caves.

Hareidim Riot over Ramat Beit Shemesh Building Project

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.

Agreement on Jewish, Non-Jewish Burial in IDF

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 soldiers

MKs: Bury Jewish, Non-Jewish Soldiers in the Same Cemetery

'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.

'Demand for Burial Plots Next to Rav Elyashiv'

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.

Australia Needs more Burial Plots for Muslims