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Alan C. Farkas Chevra Kadisha

After a Jew dies, a burial society, known in Aramaic as the
chevra kadisha (literally, "holy society") prepares the body
for interment. This process, called tahara (purification),
involves the ritual cleaning of the corpse, by men for males
and by women for females.

Jewish tradition regards it as exceptionally meritorious to
join a chevra kadisha, because so many people are
reluctant to do so. Although few Jews, outside of the
Orthodox community, are even aware of chevra kadisha
societies, they exist in virtually every Jewish community.


Phone   561-463-6300

Fri, February 21 2020 26 Shevat 5780