As available land dwindles, Israel’s Religious Services Ministry pushes multilevel burials

07.12.2011                      11.Kislev. 5772


As available land dwindles, Israel's Religious Services Ministry pushes multilevel burials

Israel Land Administration allots some 40 acres a year to bury 33,000 to 35,000 Israelis.

The Religious Services Ministry is launching a PR campaign later this month to try to convince Israelis to bury their dead in stacks – sometimes aboveground. For around 20 years, the government has warned about a decrease in available land for traditional burials.
On December 19, Religious Services Minister Yaakov Margi will discuss the methods of so-called dense burial with reporters, heads of religious councils and representatives of burial societies. This effort will be accompanied by advertisements in the media….