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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | 5 months ago

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Photo by Susan Esther Barnes Our chevra kadisha meets on a monthly basis. Because of the volunteer work we do visiting the sick, comforting mourners, and preparing the dead for burial, it's not uncommon for us to have conversations related to death

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 7 months ago

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Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston , which launched this fall and is part of a growing movement of Jewish burial societies that include non-Orthodox volunteers, began performing tahara the ritual preparation of bodies for burial at Brezniak-

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Montclair :: NJ :: USA | 8 months ago

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These are just a few of the benefits that come with a strong Chevra Kadisha presence in town, say religious leaders at Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Ave. This weekend, a series of training seminars at their synagogue will provide the Montclair

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San Fernando :: CA :: USA | 9 months ago

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www.jewish-funerals.org ) is the North American umbrella organization for chevra kadisha groups, or Jewish burial societies. Its teaching arm, the Gamliel Institute, is developing leadership in the field through a program of online courses, and

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Tel Aviv :: Israel | 1 year ago

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No Respect Nahariya chief rabbi refuses to allow burial of Genadi Drobitsky next to his son Igor, who was killed in 2002 terror attack in Hebron, as he is not Jewish. Family forced to wander between cemeteries, confront Chevra Kadisha organization

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Oakland :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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Follow j. on   and  It might be a tough subject to bring up, but death is, of course, part of life. And a growing group of East Bay Jews from diverse backgrounds, affiliated with a wide range of congregations wants to change how we discuss and handle

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Durham :: NC :: USA | over 1 year ago

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When a Jewish person died thousands of years ago, volunteers emulated what the Bible says God did when Moses died: They washed and prepared the body and sat with it until burial an ancient tradition still honored in the Triangle. The four Jewish

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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Follow j. on   and  los angeles       With her arms raised heavenward and fingers signifying the Hebrew letter shin, Andrea Hodos danced to the choreography of a mitzvah. At a Los Angeles conference on Jewish burial practices and the mitzvah of

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San Fernando :: CA :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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An annual service at the Holocaust memorial begins at 10 a.m. Rabbi Jerry Levy will officiate and students will recite the names of Holocaust victims. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., bookseller Rabbi Irvin Ungar has volunteered to evaluate people's

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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Follow j. on   and  One of the most important mitzvahs in Judaism is showing respect and honor for the dead. Julie Tsivia Cohen, a woodworker and carpenter by trade, decided last year to fulfill that mitzvah in a somewhat unconventional way by making

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