August 12, 2011 9:24 am at 9:24 am #598591MichaelCMember
I read in Talmud Moed Katan that Yidden used to be buried without coffins. The Artscroll notes there mentioned that nowadays the Minhag has changed and Yidden are now buried in coffins.
The Artscroll mentions a sefer that explains why this minhag has changed. Could somebody in the CR please find this sefer and explain to me why it has changed?August 12, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #797241zahavasdadParticipant
I belive in Israel people are buried without coffins.
I think its the Law in the US that you must be buried in a coffinAugust 12, 2011 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #797242Derech HaMelechMember
In E”Y they bury without coffins. I’m told that in the US they slip the bottom out.August 12, 2011 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #797243socialyeshivaworkerMember
whats the name of the sefer mentioned?August 12, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #797244TheGoqParticipant
When did this become the coffins room?August 12, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #797245MichaelCMember
I can’t remember-it mentions it in Artscroll notes there in Moed Katan.August 12, 2011 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #797246gavra_at_workParticipant
I’m told that in the US they slip the bottom out.
I’ve never seen it, unless they uncover the coffin afterwards.August 12, 2011 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #797247YW Moderator-80Member
i personally havent seen it either
but it is done regularly in certain circlesAugust 12, 2011 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #797248YW Moderator-80Member
some drill holes in the bottom of the aronAugust 12, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #797249yungerman1Participant
I believe we want the niftar to be resting on the actual ground which is how it is done in E”Y.
In the US, since the law is a coffin must be used, the wood that is used is one that disintegrates quicky so the niftar will be on the ground as soon as possible. I’ve heard that some remove the bottom board but I have not seen it myself.August 12, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #797250ronrsrMember
In some states the coffin must be enclosed in a concrete liner, to prevent sinkholes in the cemetery.August 14, 2011 3:36 am at 3:36 am #797251oomisParticipant
When did this become the coffins room? “
AAAAUGGGGHHHHHH! That was a grave misuse of a pun.August 14, 2011 6:52 am at 6:52 am #797252ronrsrMember
FrequentLy earth is placed inside the cOffin.August 14, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #797253ToiParticipant
Frequently the coffin is placed inside the earth
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