The Eida Chareidis released a sharply worded letter addressing the total lack of respect for Halacha and niftarim by officials in the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.
The Eida is addressing the fact that thousands of body parts remained in storage containers in the facility by its chief pathologist, Prof. Yehuda Hiss, as was reported months ago by YWN-Israel.
Hiss is notorious for his total disregard for Halacha, the wishes of family members of deceased and his bizarre practices regarding the dead. Calls to dismiss him were heard well over a decade ago, but he continues in his post to this very days.
The Eida refers to this “as yet another chapter of official bodies defiling our dead R”L and part of the overall war being waged against religion and our Torah – seeking to uproot the belief in the World to Come and all the laws pertaining to Jewish burial”.
Some predict the letter is simply setting the stage for a renewed Eida battle against Abu Kabir after yomtov.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)