Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita about Burial in Israel - Date 14th October 2018
(שו"ת עם מרן הגר"ח קניבסקי שליט"א בענייני קבורה וקניית קבר בארץ ישראל (מרחשון התשע"ט)
?שאלה: אנשים הגרים מחו"ל שואלים, האם כדאי להם לקנות קבר בארץ ישראל
תשובת מרן הגר"ח קניבסקי שליט"א: "יקומו בתחיית המתים" (כוונת מרן שליט"א שהקבורים בארץ ישראל יקומו ראשונים, כמו שלמדנו בזוהר הקדוש פרשת חיי שרה דף קלא.): "בֹּא רְאֵה, הֲרֵי נֶאֱמַר, כָּל אוֹתָם הַמֵּתִים שֶׁבְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל יָקוּמוּ בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִתְעוֹרֵר עֲלֵיהֶם וְיָקִים אוֹתָם. עֲלֵיהֶם כָּתוּב (ישעיה כ"ו י"ט): 'יִחְיוּ מֵתֶיךְ'. אֵלּוּ הֵם שֶׁבְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל."נְבֵלָתִי יְקוּמוּן" (שם) - אֵלּוּ הֵם שֶׁבְּתוֹךְ אֲרָצוֹת אֲחֵרוֹת, שֶׁלֹּא כְתוּבָה בָהֶם תְּחִיָּה, אֶלָּא קִימָה. שֶׁהֲרֵי רוּחַ הַחַיִּים לֹא תִשְׁרֶה אֶלָּא בְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, .וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ כָּתוּב בָּהֶם"יִחְיוּ מֵתֶיךְ", וְאוֹתָם שֶׁבַּחוּץ יִבְרָא הַגּוּף שֶׁלָּהֶם, וְיָקוּמוּ גוּף בְּלִי רוּחַ. אַחַר כָּךְ יִתְגַּלְגְּלוּ תַּחַת הֶעָפָר עַד שֶׁיַּגִּיעוּ לְאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְשָׁם יְקַבְּלוּ נְשָׁמָה, וְלֹא בִּרְשׁוּת אַחֶרֶת, כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּתְקַיְּמוּ בָּעוֹלָם כָּרָאוּי"
?שאלה: אז כדאי לקנות פה (בארץ ישראל) קבר
."תשובת מרן הגר"ח קניבסקי שליט"א: "כן
(שאלה: ואם נקבר פה בארץ ישראל, זה כפרת עוונות לכל חטאיו כמו שכתוב בגמ' בכתובות ?(דף קיא.: "אמר רב ענן: כל הקבור בארץ ישראל - כאילו קבור תחת המזבח, כתיב הכא: מזבח אדמה תעשה לי, וכתיב התם: וכיפר אדמתו עמ
תשובת מרן הגר"ח קניבסקי שליט"א: "אחרי שיענש על העבירות שלו
?שאלה: הילדים (בחו"ל) שואלים, אבא נפטר ולא אמר לנו איפה לקבור אותו, האם כדאי להמליץ להם לקנות לאבא קבר בארץ ישראל
"תשובת מרן הגר"ח קניבסקי שליט"א: "כן
Translation of the Questions with HaRav Hagon Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita about Being Buried and Buying a Burial Plot in Israel
Question- People who live outside the Land of Israel is it worth it for them to buy a burial plot in Eretz Yisrael ?
Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Shlita reply-They will arise for the Resurrection of the Dead( The Rabbi According to his close Talmid Hagaon Harav Passin Shlita means that the People buried in Eretz Yisrael will be resurrected first as the Zohar Hakodosh Parshat Chayei Sara Daf 131 writes- Come and see, as it is said All those who die in Eretz Yisrael will arise first because Hashem will awaken them and make them arise as the Passuk in Yeshaya 26:19 says “The Dead will be Resurrected “ - Those in Eretz Yisrael. Another Passuk in Yeshaya says the “The Carcusses will arise “ Those are they who are buried outside the Holy Land as it is not written resurrection by them but rather to arise as the Spirit of Life will only rest on those in the Holy Land of Israel and that is why it is written “The Dead will Live and those outside the Land of Israel will be created with their bodies and their body will arise without a spirit then they will roll under the earth until they reach the Holy Land and their they will receive their Soul in order that they will be properly resurrected.
Question :So is it worth to buy a burial plot in Eretz Yisrael ?
Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky’sreply :YES
Question : If a person is buried here in Eretz Yisrael, is it an atonement for one’s sins( as it is written in GemaraKetubot 111a -Rav Anan says Anyone that is buried in the Land of Israel is like he is buried under the Altar as it is written You should make a Ground Altar for me and it is written and the Land will atone for the sins)
HagaonRav Chaim Kanievsky’sreply :After they punish him
( Hagaon Harav Kanievsky means that every person first has to be judged by Hashem for all his Mitzvos and aveiros. After a person has been punished for his Aveiros then burial in the land of Israel will help him attain his atonement.
Question :Children who live outside Eretz Yisrael are asking if their father died and he did not tell them where to bury him, should we recommend them to buy a plot for their father in Eretz Yisrael ?
Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky’sreply : YES
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