Removing Corpses On Shabbos in Israel


Starting from today, December 1, Erev Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach, onwards, Israeli chevrah kadisha groups will begin to arrange the removal of corpses to mortuaries on Shabbos by non-Jews.

At present, outside chevrah kadisha hours, families need to evacuate corpses by private ambulance at their own expense.

The change is due to a class action suit led by Tova Rogel, who, in 2015, paid $625 to remove the body of her mother, who passed away on Shabbos. Social Security told her that it only paid for such expenses when the removal was implemented by a chevrah kadisha.

{ Israel}


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