National Association of Chevra Kadisha

Mes Mitzvah in Our Times

Mes Mitzvah in Our Times

A Strong Obligation The Mitzvah to bury the dead is rather unique. The Talmud teaches (Moed Katan 27b) that “…מת בעיר כל בני העיר אסורין בעשיית מלאכה” – the responsibility for the burial of any Jew is shared by the entire community. In a story...
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