Menucha Nechona cemetery outside Kfar Saba..
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Menucha Nechona (“Right Rest”) is a not-for-profit association founded in 1986.
Its aim, according to its website, is to “protect the rights of all citizens to
die and be buried according to their own convictions – without
coercion.” Other organizations that share these goals have gathered under
its umbrella.Legislation recognizing Menucha Nechona as an alternative
burial society passed in 1988. However, laws obligating the Religious Affairs
Ministry to allocate land for secular burial were postponed until 1992. In 1996,
after winning a round of legal battles, Menucha Nechona began to acquire land
around the country for building cemeteries.