“Just as the Tabernacle’s purpose was to serve as both a dwelling place for God in the lower worlds and a place where human beings and God could encounter one another, so too the body is meant to be a dwelling place for the soul, which is a ‘part of God above,’ and a place where the Divine and the human meet.
Just as the Tabernacle was the meeting place of finite and infinite, physical and spiritual, the mundane and the holy, so is the body.
Even after death the body is treated with great respect as it once housed a holy soul. The human corpse is actually compared to a Torah scroll that has become invalid. Significantly, even though the Torah scroll can no longer be used, it must still be treated with enormous respect, and is even given a proper burial, just like a person.”