IDF Authorizes Secular Funerals

Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem. Photo: Amos Ben Gershom GPO

The Hiddush for Religious Freedom and Equality organization reported that the IDF published a new directive allowing funerals to take place without religious symbols or rituals at family request. The new regulations also allow families to request non-Orthodox funerals in private secular cemeteries. An IDF spokesman said that this policy has been in effect for several years but is now anchored in military regulations.

Hiddush President Rabbi Uri Regev complained that secular burials would still require special authorization from the senior command or the Military Rabbinate and said that his organization would continue to pursue the issue in court.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. not surprised the Zionists took Judaism out of the lives of its residents so they took Judaism out of their deaths as well.

  2. Uri Regev is no Rabbi. He doesn’t practice Judaism and doesn’t believe that Hashem Authored our Torah and gave it to us through Moishe Rabbeinu. He believes that different men and women wrote portions of what we call a Torah and it all came together over the years. Since he believes that people wrote the Torah he also believes that people can change the antiquated laws written within to adopt to today’s perverted society. ie. toevah, etc…..
    These people who call themselves leaders and “Rabbis” are all apikorsim. Reform and Conservative practices are not Judaism. Their phony rituals and beliefs are made up and changed at their annual conventions.


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