Amy Winehouse lived a tragic life, which ended suddenly last week. Her funeral was held yesterday, after which her body was taken to the Golders Green Crematorium and cremated.
According to Jewish law, a person is only held accountable for his/her actions when they are done willingly, and with full cognizance of their implications. I doubt that Amy had much input into her lack of a proper Jewish burial - a spokesman for the family said "Cremation is part of the family's tradition"
"Shiva - the Jewish ceremony of bereavement - will be observed for two days starting at 5pm today at the Schinder Hall at Southgate Progressive Synagogue."
Southgate Progressive Synagogue should be totally ashamed of themselves for allowing this family to go ahead with the cremation of their daughter.
Here are the reasons why Jews are not cremated. May the learning of this topic be a tikkun for Amy's soul:
Learn more at: Why Does Jewish Law Forbid Cremation