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בראשית נ ב-ג

וַיְצַ֨ו יוֹסֵ֤ף אֶת־עֲבָדָיו֙ אֶת־הָרֹ֣פְאִ֔ים לַחֲנֹ֖ט אֶת־אָבִ֑יו וַיַּחַנְט֥וּ הָרֹפְאִ֖ים אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ וַיִּמְלְאוּ־לוֹ֙ אַרְבָּעִ֣ים י֔וֹם כִּ֛י כֵּ֥ן יִמְלְא֖וּ יְמֵ֣י הַחֲנֻטִ֑ים וַיִּבְכּ֥וּ אֹת֛וֹ מִצְרַ֖יִם שִׁבְעִ֥ים יֽוֹם׃

Gen 50:2-3

Then Joseph ordered the physicians in his service to embalm his father, and the physicians embalmed Israel; It required forty days, for such is the full period of embalming. The Egyptians bewailed him seventy days;

Assuming that Joseph ordered this procedure, is it OK to mummify corpse?

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    Is the premise of your questing based on assuming the Avos and Shvatim kept all the mitzvos so Yosef's actions can serve as a proof to allowing it? – user6591 Jan 13 at 13:21
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    @user6591 This is a premise that I usually challenge, but I'm also aware that there is a motivation to learn from the people before Matan-tora. I wonder, in this case, was it discussed? – Alaychem Remember Monica Jan 13 at 13:26
  • See Hakirah 23 hakirah.org/Vol23Landa.pdf – Double AA Jan 13 at 14:07
  • Israel's body was later carried (maybe 500km or more) in a very hot climate to be buried in the Holy Land. Perhaps the body was "embalmed" simply in order to make this trip possible? – Ray Butterworth Jan 13 at 14:20
  • @RayButterworth Thought of it. Do somebody allow non-traditional treatment because of such conditions? – Alaychem Remember Monica Jan 13 at 14:30
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This is something I typed up a while ago:

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  • Commentless downvoting is not productive ,please explain the issue so maybe can be fixed or even deleted . – sam Jan 13 at 16:03
  • I would downvote an answer like this, not for the content, but for the format. It's an image, not a text, so it can't easily be quoted from or searched, and search engines can't index it. – Ray Butterworth Jan 13 at 17:17
  • When I get a chance I can change it to text ,right now I did it using my phone. – sam Jan 13 at 17:49
  • The second page is very relevant, thank you! – Alaychem Remember Monica Jan 15 at 6:05

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