Mayor Ed Koch Chose to be buried in Trinity Church’s Cemetery , was he wrong as a Jew to do this? I say no , why? because Jewish Cemeteries. and Jewish Funeral homes have become a business, strictly a business of non Jewish ownership. Its no longer a religious rite to be in a Jewish funeral parlor but a vehicle to put money in the coffers of Cemetery. and funeral parlor ownership , plain and simple .
When my grandfather died we wanted an open casket , the funeral director at a Jewish funeral parlor which I shall omit the name for this story read us the riot act on Jewish law , When it came to sign the contact the agreement or funeral contact he signs his name Nunzio ——. My mother seeing that laced into him.well that’s the way it is no longer a Jewish Ritual to be interred at a Jewish Cemetery or funeral homes of non Jewish ownership and this applies to them all believe it or not Just ask any Jew who just used one an buried their loved one . A Jewish funeral home and Jewish Cemetery should and always was a Jewish functionary Like Jewish Clergy… no more Koch was not wrong in what he did .end
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