National Association of Chevra Kadisha

Handling Blood During a Tahara

Handling Blood During a Tahara

The Torah tells us that blood has special significance, as compared to other bodily fluids: hadam hu hanefesh — the blood, it is the life (Devarim 12:23). Blood is therefore an integral part of the body, and all chevros kadisha take great care to bury a person with...
Burial in a Kittel

Burial in a Kittel

There is a centuries-old minhag to bury a man in the kittel he wore during his lifetime. Today, however, it may be preferable to use the kittel that is included in the traditional set of tachrichim. It all depends on what the kittel — and the tachrichim — are made of....
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