Arutz Sheva reports that Auto Depot CEO Itzik Uzana participated this week in a levayah in Lod’s new cemetery and during the funeral, Uzana was shocked to see a headstone inscribed with: “To the family: The money for this headstone has not been paid.”
Within minutes, Uzana posted the following on the Emek Lod Religious Council’s Facebook page: “Are there no limits? Why do you allow this contractor to vent his feelings in this fashion? He should take the family to court, not punish the deceased. Why do you allow this to continue? I tend to believe that the payment for this headstone is late because the family is having financial difficulties. It happens. Let’s do this: You’ll ensure that this hurtful text is erased, and I’ll take care of the payment for the headstone,” he said.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has released an official response, saying: “The writing on the headstone was done by the contractor and he is the sole party responsible for it. The burial society and/ or the Religious Council has no part in this matter.”