There were three things that I was puzzling over the other day.
I have forgotten two, but if I think of them, I’ll post them here
too. But I remember the third, and I’m hoping someone can explain.
It’s my understanding that Judaism has some strict requirement on how
long can pass between death and burial, and that the time period
is relatively short.
Now, typically, when someone dies in the coldest months of the year
here, they’re put into storage until the spring thaw, because they
can’t be buried in the frozen ground.
So obviously waiting months doesn’t work for Jews, if my understanding
is correct. But what does happen when a Jewish person dies
while the ground is frozen?