Thursday, July 18, 2013

Exhuming on the deceased's instructions


Where a person had instructed not to be buried in a particular part of the cemetery, and that person's reason is gauged to be significant for people in general, then that person may be exhumed to honour that wish. However, if the reason is not one that others recognize as valid, then the body may not be exhumed.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:242)

Have a great day,

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