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June 10, 2005
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An Israeli mortuary performed the country’s first commercial cremation. Alei Shalechet, or Autumn Leaves, which offers alternative burial options to Israelis unhappy with Orthodox rites, cremated a 66-year-old Latvian immigrant at an undisclosed location outside Netanya on Thursday.

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