Taharas and Shomers

As a student at the University of Houston, I attended the weekly “Lunch and Learns” at Hillel. During one of these lunches, the President of Houston Chevra Kadisha taught us about the “tahara”...

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Sympathy Gifts for Jewish Funerals

When you think of funerals, many people automatically think of flowers. However, this imagery does not really apply to a traditional Jewish funeral. So what should you bring to a Jewish funeral...

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What Makes a Cemetery Jewish?

Every traditional Jewish funeral has a particular set of customs that make it “Jewish,” such as using a kosher casket, performing a Taharah, and reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, do you...

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