Israeli burial laws: Due to health, humanitarian, and religious considerations, burial related issues are regulated by the State of Israel. The 1971 Law for Jewish Religious Services established that the Minister of Religious Affairs would collaborate with certain other bodies in establishing general principles for services related to funerals, burials, and bereaved families as well as overseeing their implementation. The National Insurance Law of 1995 entrusted government agencies with the responsibility of determining financial aspects of burial.
The state pays burial expenses (in or near the place of death) for anyone who dies in Israel. A resident of Israel (as defined by National Insurance) is entitled to free burial at his place of residence in Israel.