Letter to the Editor: There was never a morgue, but there was a crematorium


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To the Editor:

I read Michael Petrella’s letter [“There Was No Morgue,” March issue] with amusement regarding the morgue at Shalhevet. He is correct that even when the building was a hospital, there was no morgue and that it was an invention of his unique sense of humor.
There was, however, a crematorium!  This was found during construction and renovation of the science building (now called the Annex), and was actually immediately adjacent to the Boiling Point for several years.
All the entrances to the crematorium were sealed so as to allow Kohanim to enter the building.

Rabbi Avi Greene
Judaic Studies Principal
2005 – 2008

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