I spent part of my Sunday making calls to relatives to wish them a good year. I spoke to an aunt who seemed a bit under the weather. She told me she had just returned from visiting the cemetery where her late husband is buried. She and her four sons go the grave together at least once a year before the High Holidays.
I reflected upon Joan Rivers' daughter and how she and her grandson had no grave to visit. Last week I came across an article in which a rabbi details the reasons why cremation is against Jewish law.
We recognize and appreciate Joan Rivers robust defenses of Israel during the summer’s Gaza War.
To learn of the circumstances of the passing of Joan Rivers was sad, but even more sad and disappointing was the fact that Joan was cremated.
“Sadly after the cremation of Joan Rivers we are once again reminded that parents must include in the Jewish education of their children,” says Rabbi Perl, “the importance of why cremations are against Jewish law.”
Read more: http://5tjt.com/rabbi-perl-to-joan-rivers-can-we-talk-the-tragic-cremation-of-joan-rivers/
האדמו"ר מצאנז פרץ בבכי: "כל יהודי הוא עולם ומלואו
Applauding an atrocity
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