From: Forward.com - June 27, 2012
Jews are increasingly choosing to be cremated, funeral professionals
say, despite Jewish law and thousands of years of tradition.
No hard numbers on the practice exist. The proportion of Jews who choose cremation varies widely by city. But the general trend is up.
Conservative and Reform Judaism let their rabbis officiate at the funerals of
people who will be cremated. Orthodox groups don’t allow any such
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