Number of burials carried out from March to May are 127% higher than same time last year
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Jewish burials in the UK between March and May were more than double the number recorded in the same period last year, revealing the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the community.
According to data collated by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the largest Jewish burial boards carried out 811 funerals from March to May this year, compared with 358 in 2019, an increase of 127%.