Sunday, 30 May 2010

The Grave Matter of Excavation and Desecration

For an in-depth analysis see R Yitzchok Breitowitz's article

"The Desecration of Graves in Eretz Yisrael:
The Struggle to Honor the Dead and Preserve Our Historical Legacy" at

Avodah's moderator Michah Berger adds

«in particular
"Halachic Problems", sec "A. The Prohibition of Excavating a Grave".
Note that there are other reasons to matir disenternment, which may help give some scale as to the exact extent of the need.»

Full disclosure:
I grew up with R Yitzchok Breitowitz in the Hartford area.


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