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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Worship, Conversion, Intermarriage (5/12)
Section - Question 11.6.11: Death and Burial: If a Jewish person lives in an area where there is no synagogue, no Jewish funeral home, and no

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         Jewish cemetery, what would the rules be in regard to burial?

   The general rule is to attempt to follow the most traditional
   observance and deviate from that as circumstances prevail. One would
   not say that since there is no Jewish cemetery, I will just be
   cremated. The question to ask is how far away is the nearest Jewish
   cemetery? Is it acceptably close? If so, be buried there. If not and
   there are other Jewish families in your community, consider a
   non-denominational cemetery in your area and see if they will block
   off a small (or large) section of property for Jewish burial. Fencing
   it with hedging and consecrating it as a Jewish burial site would
   work. If that doesn't work, select an isolated plot in the cemetery.

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