Contact Us

Deal Reached On NJ Jewish Burials

Cemetery operators, rabbis and lawmakers have signed an agreement on several aspects of a years-long dispute surrounding burials in New Jersey’s largest Jewish cemeteries.

Headstone
(YouTube)

The cemeteries have agreed to try to allow off-hour burials, including on Sundays and secular holidays.

The rabbis say such limitations affect Jews more because of religious restrictions on certain burial days and an obligation to bury people within 24 hours after death.

The agreement does not address complaints about higher prices.

Cemetery owners say they incur added costs for off-schedule burials, including unionized worker overtime.

The agreement was announced Friday by Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman Gary Schaer. It was signed by three of the state’s largest Jewish cemeteries.

Weinberg says she’ll continue to push related legislation. Friday’s agreement is not legally enforceable.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!