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  • ‘Under’s’ Rabbinic Supervision

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Six Feet Under" writer-producer Jill Soloway admits the HBO funeral parlor family drama is like a weekly commercial for taharah, the Jewish ritual of cleansing a dead body prior to burial.

    Forget the no-open-casket Jewish tradition: On Alan Ball's quirky hit, words like "skin...