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Siblings want to freeze dead mom

JERUSALEM, Dec. 15 (JTA) — A brother and sister have asked a Tel Aviv court to allow them to freeze their mother, who has been dead for two weeks, so that they can someday bring her back to life. The adult siblings told the Tel Aviv judge this week that they had even purchased a special freezer — at their mother’s request — to store her at home. Moshe Be’eri, who made the request with sister Rachel Be’eri, told Israel Radio, “It’s very hard to separate from her, emotionally and physically. It’s our and her desire to give her a chance to come back, one day.” A Health Ministry official told the Tel Aviv court that the woman could not be stored in a freezer because of decomposition. The official added that Israel did not have the facilities to store the body.