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The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 1 - The 248 Positive Commandments of the Tora
231 - THE LAW OF BURIAL
Deuteronomy 21:23 -- “His body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God.”
The same law is binding as regards all other dead: every Israelite must be buried on the day of his death. The provisions of this commandment are explained in the sixth chapter of Sanhedrin.