I see that in Judaism the body of someone who died on shabbat is kept until shabbat is over and only then buried. However, in some community where a gentile overrules and enforces the community law and order, he's established the timing of burial according to two rules:

  1. If someone died before noon, the body is buried on the same day.
  2. If someone died after noon, the body is kept overnight.

And night burial is prohibited.

So suppose a Jew (G-d forbid) died on Friday afternoon, and another died on shabbat morning, both of whom are to buried on shabbat. How do we take it in Judaism: does this transgress or will it affect the deceased's spiritual life?

  • Please check that my edit matches your intent. – msh210 Apr 6 '16 at 2:17
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    Is this a theoretical question or does such a law exist somewhere? – Avrohom Yitzchok Apr 6 '16 at 9:34

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