Burial and Autopsies in Jewish Law

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January 12 2019
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Venue: Boyaner Shtiebel (New York, NY) Boyaner Shtiebel (New York, NY)

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Is there are mitzva to bury gentiles? Can one fulfill burial after cremation? Is there aveilus after reinterment? Can one forgo aveilus via being told about the death after thirty days? Can one use a metal coffin? What three isurim apply to performing a autopsy? Is a autopsy permitted to save a life? Can one wear a wig from the hair of a cadaver? Can medical students dissect a cadaver? Can one perform a autopsy to solve a murder? Can one perform heart transplants? Can one receive the cornea from a Jewish cadaver? Are the poor and blind really considered as dead? Is the law of the Kenesset requiring family permission for a autopsy, following Jewish law? Was it right for Americans to demonstrate in public against Israel performing autopsies?

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