In Beit Shemesh there is a private cemetery called Eretz Hachaim that is very popular with Jews who live in the Diaspora. Many people who live in Chuz Laaretz have bought a plot in this cemetery. It is very well landscaped and maintained to a very high standard. It is situated half way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem just off the main highway 1 at the entrance to Beit Shemesh.
Video about the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery
You can also see a map of the cemetery below.
Prices are a lot more affordable than Jerusalem.
Wide Paths & Spacious
The Cemetery offers wide paths and easy access allowing comfort for visitors to visit their family and friends. There are plenty of paths and easy access for cars, facilitating ones ability to visit ones family and close friends.
Funeral & Burial Services
The Chevra Kadisha of the Beit Shemesh cemetery will meet the casket at Ben Gurion airport and transport the casket to the Eretz Hachaim cemetery. The funeral services will take place at the Chapel and the Funeral Services is performed according to the Strictest level of Halacha, preserving the honour and dignity of the Deceased.
Full Time Kollel
There is a full time Kollel on the premises, learning Torah at all times of the day. This is a great benefit for the Niftarim as the Bezal Chochma writes that one should tried to be buried in a city where there Torah students learn Torah as this is merit for the deceased. Having a full time Kolel on the premises will surely be even more beneficial for the deceased memebers of the cemetery/
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According to the Ramban there is a Mitzva to buy land in Eretz Yisrael. Anyone that has portion in the land of Eretz yisrael it is like having a portion in the World to Come. This is one of the cheaper buys to buy land without having to invest huge amounts of money in aquiring real estate and at the same time it is a Segula for long life.