Is it permissible to bury remains of a body that was cremated?



A man died in another country of natural causes. The caregiver had the body cremated (due to issues of cross-border transportation during these times). This man had previously purchased a grave in this country beside his previously deceased wife.

Is it permissible to bury remains (eventually) in a previously purchased grave?



In this case, the remains should be buried in a Jewish cemetary. This is because the niftar and the family did not choose cremation, rather it was done against their will.


See Melamed Lehoil 2:113