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Call to prevent desecration of the dead
[Polemic - Only Ed.]
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Only edition.  pp. flier, 327:210 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
Call to prevent desecration of the dead by autopsies signed by 70 internationally acclaimed rabbis. Respect for the dead, and the utmost reverence for the human body after death are enjoined by both Jewish law and custom. The rabbis deduce the prohibition of the desecration of the corpse (nivvul ha-met) as well as the duty of the reverent disposal of the body by burial as soon as possible after death from Deuteronomy 21:22, 23. Mutilation of the body, whether for anatomical dissection or for post-mortem examination, would appear to violate the respect due to the dead and is forbidden.
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