Day: April 24, 2020

Shlomo Brody: Burial societies and funeral homes are overwhelmed. Cremation isn’t the solution.

MODIIN, Israel (JTA) — Recounting past plagues isn’t pleasant, but Jewish history is replete with leaders whose decisions can help us address the challenges we’re facing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In particular, rabbinic authorities throughout history have done their best to protect the public while also ensuring the burial of the deceased and preserving, as much as possible, their dignity.… Read the rest