New cemetery tries break Jewish burial service’s monopoly

13.05.2011                      09.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 24 des Omer

Friedhöfe:

New cemetery tries break Jewish burial service's monopoly

Herzliya families have had to sometimes pay tens of thousands of NIS to reserve a burial plot next to members of their family, as a result of the burial service's exclusive authority on the issue.

Herzliya is now burying its dead in a new municipal cemetery, with funerals arranged by a new municipal department in a bid to break the local burial society’s monopoly.
Burial in one’s area of residence is covered by the National Insurance Institute, but a burial society is legally permitted to charge a family to hold an adjacent plot for burying a relative in the future. This fee is regulated and averages about NIS 5,000….