Final Wishes

[Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish reported], “Rabbi Yannai said to his sons, ‘My sons don’t bury me in white shrouds or in black shrouds. White, lest I am not worthy and end up like a groom amongst mourners. Black, lest I prove worthy and end up like a mourner amongst grooms. Instead, bury me in uliyerin, imported from across the sea.”  (B. Shabbat 114.)

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