Saturday, October 26, 2013
Happy Birthday Chava
This time, the topic was cremation. Every single one of us had a relative or friend who was cremated. Jews are not permitted to cremate themselves or relatives, and before long, we were all worked up. It's not just the cremation, but the price of burial. People choose cremation when they can't afford to be buried, which can cost upwards to $15,000.
We didn't come up with any solutions, but it was food for thought. That, along with intermarriage. America is always a blessing, but on the issue of Jewish continuity, a bit of a curse.