Burial of the dead is an inherently Jewish practice that is as old as Judaism itself. Cremation is prohibited by Jewish law for several reasons. Burial in a Jewish cemetery is NOT prohibited to someone who has a tattoo, but cremains may not be interred there. What is resurrection of the dead? And how does it connect with martyrs whose bodies were destroyed against their will? Can we help the soul in its journey by visiting the gravesite of its body?
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