[Avodah] Jewish burial practice
micha at aishdas.org
Wed Oct 30 19:15:16 PDT 2019
On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 05:18:40PM -0400, Zev Sero via Avodah wrote:
> As far as I know the old practice was necessary because EY is a rocky
> country and it's hard to dig graves in rock. In Bavel the practice never
> existed, and in EY it changed when preserving all the arable land for
> farming became less important.
Also, when people were eating al taharas qodesh and otherwise were
keeping all those halakhos seriously, there was a stronger drive
to keep as much of Eretz Yisrael tahor as possible.
In addition to pragmatic reasons to save real estate.
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