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Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland brings the story in his dvar torah on Parshas Behar: There is a famous anecdote, related by Horav Yeruchem Levovitz, zl, which underscores this verity. A din Torah, litigation between two disputants, once took place in Volozhin, and its venerable Av Bais Din, Horav Chaim Volozhiner, zl, ...


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Maybe this will help. As far as use of caskets Reb Moshe Zatza"l said that it would be a good idea to abolish the use of caskets. In the time of the Gemora they used caskets but later the custom changed and they were no longer needed. Now we used them again. Reb Moshe concluded that it is clear that the custom of caskets can change. This was said after ...


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Out of respect for the deceased, we do not put bodies on display. Even the mourners (the immediate family) only look long enough to confirm identity. As Dr. Ron Wolfson writes at My Jewish Learning: "The deceased is a [nireh v'ayno roeh], someone who is seen but who cannot see. To open the casket and allow people to look at the deceased is to turn the ...


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Generally, a body may not be moved. However, see this article for details. Excerpted: The Talmud Yerushalmi permits the removal of remains, even from a worthy to an unworthy place, that they may be buried with the ancestors of the deceased In his code, Rabbi Joseph Karo adds other circumstances when exhumation may be permitted or is required: ...



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