[LMB] Cryoburn question (was Boooooooring)

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Tue Jan 4 01:42:53 GMT 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Brazee" <howard at brazee.net>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] Cryoburn question (was Boooooooring)

> On Jan 3, 2011, at 10:26 AM, Peter Granzeau wrote:
>>> I have to admit that I am not one of the vast majority who think coffins 
>>> are a good thing.   Well, they're better than caskets, which are a way 
>>> for mortuaries to charge more.
>> What's the difference between a coffin and a casket (in mortuary terms)?
> I suspect coffins are obsolete now.   But historically coffins were plain 
> pine boxes with their unique shape.    Caskets were expensive, padded, 
> rectangular boxes that cost a lot more.

Jewish law specifies a plain wooden box or cloth wrapping, not fancy thing. 

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