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Bidding Information
Lot #    27900
Auction End Date    9/14/2010 12:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Call to prevent desecration of the dead
Title (Hebrew)    קריאת קודש
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1967
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2] pp. flier, 327:210 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   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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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
  
Posters:    Checked