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Installment #2

10/29/2019 09:31:07 AM


Dr. Alan Winters

Chevra kadisha (the society of people who prepare the body for burial). The chevra kadisha (Hebrew: חברה קדישה - holy society) is a Jewish burial society usually consisting of volunteers, men and women, who prepare the body of the deceased for proper Jewish burial.

Their job is to ensure that the body is shown proper respect,...Read more...

Installment #1

09/16/2019 10:07:22 AM


Dr. Alan Winters

Traditional Jewish Mourning Practices a weekly serial written by Dr. Alan Winters of the 7am morning minyan

Installment #1

Jewish practices relating to death and mourning have two purposes: to show respect for the dead (kavod ha-met), and to comfort the living (nihum avelim). Bereavement in Judaism (avelut) is a combination of tradition and commandments derived from Judaism's classical Torah and...Read more...

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