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Kesubos 111a says: אמר רב ענן כל הקבור בארץ ישראל כאילו קבור תחת המזבח Rav Anan said: "Whoever is buried in the Land of Israel it is as if he was buried under the Altar." The Rambam brings this as a Halacha in Malachim 5:11 and says that it represents forgiveness of sin. The Chemdas Tzvi 4:56 discusses at length the meaning of this. One point he ...


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Although rabbinic literature has yet to discuss death on Mars, the issue of being wholly buried underground, and the various complications to that happening (e.g., state requirements for burial in a coffin, a corpse under water, a buried corpse with limbs above ground, etc.), have been discussed. My theoretical answer depends on the work of the Rambam, the ...



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