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

07.12.2011                      11.Kislev. 5772

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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….