Wednesday, August 15, 2007 I was asked the following question:
Organ donation is an interesting subject. My understanding is
since Hashem created us, He will recognize us when it is time to be lifted to
How is cremation viewed?
was my response:
Cremation is unacceptable in Orthodox Judaism and, for the
most part, in Conservative as well. That doesn't prevent people from cremating
and being comfortable in doing so.
My personal objection, Halacha aside, is that too many of our people were burned
to ashes by Hitler for us to even entertain doing that to our loved ones.
you have questions about a personal matter, or jewish practices
and customs, you can submit them to me by e-mail.
I answer all queries directly, or through this column, when the
question is informative to our community.
you for your kind attention and this opportunity to share with you,
Rabbi Dan S. Wiko
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