Eida to Bury Barzilai Bones on Isru Chag


The Eida Chareidis has decided to bury the bones exhumed from Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon; with rabbonim indicated no one seems willing to undertake the responsibility for doing so. A levaya is scheduled to take place today, Thursday, isru chag, at 2:00pm.

It appears that while the bones were supposed to have been buried last week, since there is nothing proving the bones are those of Jews, and experts state that quite the contrary is true, none of the chevra Kadisha organizations around Eretz Yisrael have been willing to bury their bones in a Jewish cemetery.

According to a number of reports, the Eida will be burying the bones in an undisclosed area set aside for the kvura, and not in a Jewish beis chaim.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel – Isru Chag Shavuos)


  1. Outside the Eida Charadim community it was determine without a doubt that bones are pagan.

    Since the Eida Charadim still believe the bones are
    Jewish. They should bury the bones in an honor place in one of the Eida Charadim cemeterys.

  2. This seems impossible. Why wouldn’t the Rabbanut be responsible for this? Additionally, there was a letter publicized by Rav Amar shlit”a indicating that after discussion with Rav Ovadia Yosef shlit”a that they could be moved and reburied in either a Jewish cemetery (if they were certainly Jewish) or a seperate chelka if their status was unknown.

    How would the Eida Chareidis gain access to these remains? This seems fishy…

  3. If there was such a strong Tzad that the bones were not Jewish that they’re not willing to bring them to Kever Yisrael, wouldn’t it seem that the Safek Pikuach Nefesh, combined with the Poskim that are Matir moving Jewish graves for a public need, are enough to allow the bones to be moved??? Why the need for all the less-than-useless Hafganos???

    an Israeli Yid