Jewish Journal

A Hard Taharah

Malke Frank

5 days ago

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It has been exactly a year since our Chevrah Kadisha performed taharah for O, who was 10 months old.  When our team of 4 answered the call, I asked them to... More.

  • Contemplating Death vs Life as a Focus

    Isaac Pollak

    2 weeks ago

    If one walks into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan (a five minute stroll from our home) and makes a right turn from the central Atrium, one... More.

  • Why I Am a Stuffed Shirt about Jeans at a Funeral

    Rabbi Karen B. Kaplan

    3 weeks ago

    When it comes to officiating funerals, I am fairly easygoing and liberal about what goes on. Toss your dear aunt’s earrings after the lowered casket?... More.

  • The Chevrah Kadisha Conference

    Rena Boroditsky

    March 4, 2015 | 3:40 am

    Once a year, we attend a gathering of individuals from a range of Jewish backgrounds, with varying perspectives and practices, who come together in a... More.

  • The Conference That Was Dead On

    By Rabbi Joe Blair

    February 25, 2015 | 3:31 am

    Yesterday, Tuesday February 24th, 2015, the 13th Annual Kavod v’Nichum Chevrah Kadisha conference concluded in Austin, Tx. A group of about 75 people... More.

  • Prayer for Shomerim

    D.L. Lang

    February 18, 2015 | 3:24 am

    Prayer for the Shomerim*

    As you travel towards the funeral home,
    May you be blessed with patience.

    As you enter the chapel,
    May you be blessed... More.

  • Dreaming of Taharah

    Rachel Kay

    February 11, 2015 | 3:20 am

    I am involved in a wanna-be group. We’ve desired to form a Chevrah Kadisha and begin providing taharah rituals in our area for several years. We have... More.

  • Washing Her Hair

    Nancy Dotti

    February 4, 2015 | 3:30 am

    I will always remember one of the first taharot I did around six years ago. As I washed and combed the hair of the metah I saw the image of her mother... More.

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