Re: a question on Jewish Cemetery of Worms #germany


David Shapiro
 

Rabbi Moshe Sofer-Schreiber of Pressburg in his responsa to Yoreh Deah no. 342 discusses this question concerning the cemetery in Eibschutz which also had this custom. He explains there custom is to bury in the way one travels from Europe to Israel, which could either first south and then east or first east and then south, so either way is acceptable. For other prayers which should be facing Israel he says to face to the southeast.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

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