JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Rabbi and wife buried separately? Why #general

Adelle Gloger

Dear Genners,

Howie Axelrod asked why an Orthodox Rabbi and his wife are not buried next
to each other. I can only answer by giving an example.

My maternal grandfather and his family came >from Tetiev, Kiev Gub. My
maternal side of the family is buried in the Tetiever Cemetery (Orthodox)
in Cleveland, Ohio. In the old section of the cemetery men and women are
buried in separate rows, but never in the same row. Sometimes the rows
alternate (M-W-M-W) and sometimes they do not.

I imagine that as men and women in Orthodox religious rites when alive are
separate, they are separated in death also.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Cleveland, Ohio

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