Friday, March 11, 2005

To Un-Bury A Son

How many people think about this when they think about the withdrawl from Gaza? I know I didn't. Puts a different perpective on things.

6 Comments:

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

I actually did think about that before seeing your post. Cemeteries are sticky matters when un-settling parts of Israel. There's no question that the plots will have to be moved. It's horrible. There's no other way to describe it. But I'm not sure that's a reason to not withdraw.

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

SW: I wan't presenting it as a reason against withdrawl; just a human side of this issue. I think there are plenty of other reasons for not withdrawing.

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

people who have had to bury a child probably thought of it, people who have (thankfully) not had to would not.

When I was in hs, one of my teachers spoke about Yaakov's request not to be buried in Egypt and said that when you have a loved one buried somewhere, it forms a deep attachment to the place. I remember it clearly, but never really got it until after my (infant) son died. Since then, the thought of moving to a different town is always complicated by not wanting to "leave" him.

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Anon: Very true.
Thanks for leaving your comment; allowing me to better understand.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger yingele said...

According to Halacha it is forbidden to unbury any grave for no reason. Giving back land to our arch enemys is not a reason good enough. Where are all the chareidim, all the chassidim who where protesting day and night to save the graves in Akko? Are these graves in Gush Katif (Jews who died for heavens sake, al kidush hashem) any worse than graves in Akko? I am dissapointed...

If you think unburying a son is scary, take a look at this

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Just Passing Through said...

I didn't know the halacha regarding unburying a person. not that you can blame me, who WOULD know them??

Great link you gave. Gives an idea to the magnitude and premeditation involved. Let's all hope and pray it doesn't happen.

 

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