Torah Sources


The Jewish View of Cremation

Short article outlining the Jewish opinion on Cremation vs. Burial Read More

Levayas Hames for a Cremation

Is there an obligation to accompany the ashes of one who was cremated? Or perhaps is there a requirement to abstain? Read More

Taharah Before Cremation

Can one perform a Tahara for a person who requested a cremation? Read More

Burying Cremated Remains

May one bury ashes from a cremation in a Jewish cemetery? Read More

Exertion to Prevent Cremation

How much money, time, and effort should one exert in order to prevent cremation? Read More

Reaching Out to Prevent Cremation

Dvar Torah and Anecdotes on end-of-life and after-life issues related to Parshas Vayechi and NASCK Read More

Burying Cremated Remains

Teshuva regarding the tahara for a cremation, and the burial of the ashes in a Jewish cemetery. Read More

Mes Mitzvah in Our Times

What is a Mes Mitzvah today? Read More

The Amazing Importance of a Mes Mitzvah

How far does the Mitzvah of Mes Mitzvah go? Listen Here

Jewish Publications


Dvar Torah on Stopping Cremation

5 Perspectives Regarding Cremation vs. Burial: Spiritual, Philosophical, Practical, Jewish Consciousness, Lessons for the Living Read More

Cremation vs. Burial

Some of the reasons some people choose cremation, and an explaination why throughout history Judaism and Jews have insisted on burial. Read More

Savitsky Talks: Rabbi Elchonon Zohn on Cremation

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Savitsky Talks: Rabbi Doron Kornbluth on Cremation

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South Florida Jewish Cemetery

A cutting edge way to prevent cremations. Read More

Can A Person With a Tattoo be Buried in a Jewish Cemetery?

This persistent myth has no basis in Jewish law. Whats the background? Read More

Coping with the Cremation of a Loved One

One woman’s fight to prevent a cremation, and how she coped with her loss. Read More

Secular Publications


And Nothing Remains

Article about the alarming rising percentage of Jewish cremation, and what is being done to combat this. Read More

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Overview of the reasons people choose cremation, and counterarguments. Read More

The Cremation Challenge

Reasons why burial is good for the body and the soul. Read More

Letter - Reaching Out to Stop Cremation

Short letter to the editor about the need to reach out to prevent cremations Read More

Anti-Cremation Brochures

Downloadable color brochures about preventing cremations Read More

Ultimate Distortion of a Mitzvah

A tragic story about a cremation that could have been prevented. Read More

PeacefulReturn.org is a website dedicated to sharing information about the importance and beauty of burial and fighting the common misconception that cremation is a “better” choice. It has a wide range of articles, brochures, and videos examining these important issues.

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