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Friday, March 21, 2008

Croatian law to protect Jewish cemeteries

The Croatian prime minister has agreed to change federal law to protect Jewish cemeteries.

Croatian law currently allows for the dead who have no heirs to be disinterred and reburied after 30 years, should the owners of the cemetery land want to resell it. Disinterment generally is prohibited under Jewish law.

A delegation from the Rabbinical Centre of Europe met Monday in Zagreb with Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, Croatian President Stjepan Mesi and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandi to discuss making changes to the law, according to Lubavitch.com.

The Web site did not note any timetable for changing the law.

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