National Association of Chevra Kadisha

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Burial & Funeral

There are many customs and traditions involved in a Jewish funeral. They ensure the appropriate respect for the body, reflect our beliefs of the significance of this period for the soul, and provide comfort to the mourners.

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BURIAL RESOURCES

Kaddish Recited at a Burial (Hebrew)

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Tehillim Recited at the Chapel

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FORMS

Jewish Burial Wishes

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EXPLORING JEWISH BURIAL

Linen Shrouds

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Casket Controversy

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The Concept of Shmirah

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Questions of Disinterment

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ADDITIONAL READING

Jews With Tattoos – The Great Misconception

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The Unburied Corpse

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It’s My Funeral, and I’ll Serve Ice Cream If I Want To

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“He Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in a Shroud”

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