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"A basic tenet of Judaism is the obligation to value and serve the deceased, to extend dignity beyond death. In Judaism, a death is the affair of the entire community. Preparation of the dead for burial is undertaken by a community organization called the Chevra Kadisha, the Sacred Society. The volunteers of the Sacred Society quietly and privately wash, purify and dress t"A basic tenet of Judaism is the obligation to value and serve the deceased, to extend dignity beyond death. In Judaism, a death is the affair of the entire community. Preparation of the dead for burial is undertaken by a community organization called the Chevra Kadisha, the Sacred Society. The volunteers of the Sacred Society quietly and privately wash, purify and dress the deceased. They simultaneously recite lyrical prayers from Psalms, thereby bearing witness to death as the last of life's important passages." Dignity Beyond Death examines the rituals of preparing the dead for burial from the point of view of those volunteers who undertake it, including chapters on the Holocaust and terrorism. For the first time, through personal interviews, the author shares a wealth of anecdotal material that will engage the reader in the humanity and ultimate dignity of this time-honored deed....

Title : Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial
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ISBN : 9789657108666
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 242 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial Reviews

  • Sue
    2019-03-21 12:57

    The author of this book is actually Rochel Berman, not Irving Greenberg! (Rabbi Greenberg wrote an introduction to the book but is not the author.)Our synagogue is thinking of forming a chevra kadisha (burial society), so I read this book to learn more about that. Interesting, informative, & straightforward.