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Closed Society: December 26, 2011

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Suzy Ayad, a Netanya resident who was ordered to stand apart from men during a funeral in the Netanya Cemetery has filed a damages claim against Hevra Kadisha [Jewish burial society].

 

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December 26th, 2011 at 10:32 am

Economy and Society: 15 July, 2011

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The High Court of Justice gave the state a last chance to respond to the complaints that it is avoiding its duty to fund secular burial in Israel, according to a law passed in Knesset 15 years ago. The justices said they were likely to accept a petition filed against the treasury and religious services ministry by the Menuha Nehona, or rightful rest, movement, which provides civil burial services.

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July 15th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Closed Society: 27 December, 2010

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Despite the fact that more than 30 percent of the population of Qiryat Malachi is Ethiopean, they are buried in a separate section reserved at the local cemetery for people of that ethnicity . (Hebrew)

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December 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Closed Society: 7 September 2010

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Due to the lack of burial plots in Jerusalem, the Hevra Kadisha has begun burying deceased Jews in multi-story structures. While the Sephardic Hevra Kadisha still has individual burial plots, Ashkenazi Jews are buried in multi-story structures and in double plots, while Sephardic ones are buried underground.

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September 7th, 2010 at 7:48 pm