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I was in a box plant which makes biodegradable cardboard coffins amongst other things and they had one in the boardroom standing up against the wall. The coffins were for burial, not cremation. I assume they are for use in an arid cemetery where the coffin will last long enough to prevent rotting flesh being swept out of the grave by rain. In which case ...


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Make fertilizer withe deceased body... A quick outline of answer, or rather a strong intuition. First: facultative references copied from massoret Hashass Chulin 122a (each page is for the Tosfot primarily) Chulin 122aMISHNAH:…IF ANY OF THESE SKINS WAS TANNED OR TRAMPLED UPON AS MUCH AS [WAS USUAL] FOR TANNING, IT BECOMES CLEAN, EXCEPTING THE SKIN OF A ...


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The body must be buried without being cut up. Even an autopsy should be avoided if possible. Composting which is the treating of a body as if it is garbage to be disposed of is most similar to cremation. If some of the limbs were severed and left unburied, the Mitzvah of burial is not fulfilled, as ruled in the Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Nazir 33a. For ...



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