Zaka reports its legal department this week received a request from a family whose brother died in Thailand. The niftar left a will in which he requests to be cremated as he did not wish to be a burden to his family by compelling them to cover the expense of having him buried in Israel.
The Foreign Ministry was brought in to express the family’s objections to the cremation and its desire to bring the body to Israel for kvura. Attorney Dror Schussheim who heads Zaka’s legal division submitted an urgent request to the Jerusalem District Court expressing the family’s wishes. Baruch Hashem, this led to a decision to the release of the body into the custody of the family for kvura in Israel.
The Foreign Ministry is working to expedite returning the body to Eretz Yisrael.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)