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# It is forbidden to delay a burial. Some rishonim hold that this means that the burial must take place before nightfall, while others hold that the burial has to be before the next dawn.<ref> The Sefer Hachinuch clearly implies that the burial must be the day of the death, meaning that it must be before nightfall. The Yereyim (no. 152), however, holds that it is only considered delaying a burial if it is delayed past dawn of the next morning just as we find regarding Notar. The Magen Avraham 72:2 and Mishna Brurah 72:6 assume like the first approach.</ref>
==Under What Circumstances is it Permitted to Move a SkeletonSomeone Buried?==
# It is forbidden to move a skeleton to rebury it in another grave even to place it in a nicer coffin and grave.<ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 363:1</ref> Furthermore, it is forbidden to move a skeleton to make more room for another deceased.<ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 363:3</ref>
# It is permitted to move a skeleton to another grave in order to bury someone in a family plot, to move them to Israel, or if they originally buried him with intentions to move him it is permitted. <ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 363:1</ref>
# Technically it is permitted for a person to be involved with the moving of his parent's bones after the flesh has disintegrated, however, it is proper to have someone else do it.<ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 403:7</ref>
# When moving bones it is disrespectful to place the bones in a bag.<ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 403:10</ref>
 
==Mourning when Moving a Skeleton==
# If someone moves the bones of a relative he should mourn that day from the moment that the bones are unburied<ref>Shach YD 403:1</ref>. This aveilut includes the regular halachot of shiva including not sitting on a chair, not wearing shoes, tashmish, bathing, anointing, working, and learning. That night it is permitted.<ref>Shulchan Aruch YD 403:1</ref>

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