Sunday, July 24, 2011

Burial in Israel - on the other hand


"Ulla regularly travelled to Israel, but he died outside Israel. When they told R' Elazar, he said, 'You, Ulla, will die on tamei soil?!'

"They then told R' Elazar, 'The casket has arrived.' He said to them, 'There is no comparison between being absorbed while alive and being absorbed posthumously.'"

(Talmud, Ketuvot 111a)

המצפה לישועה,

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