(Hebrew: bet olam i.e., house of the eternal world or bet hayim, house of (eternal) life). Jewish cemeteries, like other cemeteries are located outside of residential areas for hygienic purposes. Some Jewish cemetery customs are to bury the dead in chronological order (rather than by family) and to bury women, men and children are buried separately. Other traditions are not to bury a righteous person near a thief and to bury suicides and apostates near the cemetery fence. When there was not enough space, the old graves were buried with soil, about two meters deep, so that the former grave was undamaged.