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If a Jew has been entrusted with the after-death care of a non-Jewish relative, what should be done? Specifically, if the non-Jewish relative requested to be cremated after death, can or should a Jew arrange this? As this answer shows, the reasons not to cremate apply to Gentiles as well as Jews.

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    CYLOR is a given here. The question is posed theoretically. – Cislunar Jun 5 '13 at 14:05
  • I don't know if it matters, but are we supposing that the Jew knew of the problematic request in advance, or did he learn of it only after the death? – Monica Cellio Jun 5 '13 at 14:31
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    My thought was in advance, but I would like to hear answers in both situations. – Cislunar Jun 5 '13 at 14:34

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