Israel is building vertical cemeteries

Israel is building vertical cemeteries
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Israel is, as The Associated Press so aptly put it, literally raising the dead.

Plans to build vertical cemeteries were developed in Asia, and Israel has given the idea the go-ahead. Israeli rabbis have even declared the practice kosher, saying it is "the most effective Jewish practice in an era when most of the cemeteries in major population centers are packed full."

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Meghan DeMaria

Meghan DeMaria is a staff writer at TheWeek.com. She has previously worked for USA Today and Marie Claire.