What if a Relative Insists on Being Cremated?
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In this episode: Cremation is forbidden in Jewish law, and a strong cultural taboo for many Jews today. What if you have a relative that insists on being cremated, rather than buried? How far do you have to go to persuade them otherwise? How much can you be involved in the ceremony?