Published August-15-07
Ask Rabbi Dan
by Rabbi Dan S. Wiko PhD
  Issue: 8.07
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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 Heaven."

How is cremation viewed?

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.

Rabbi Dan

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