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It’s important to know what Judaism says on how to properly attend to the deceased from the time of death to burial. Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, a renowned expert on Jewish burial in our tradition, clarifies the matter.
Parshah Curiosities: Vayechi
Conventional wisdom says that the ideal place for a Jew to be buried is in the land of Israel, yet upon examining classic Torah sources, we surprisingly discover that it’s not that simple—there seems to be conflicting Torah traditions…
A Jewish View
Author Doron Kornbluth, who spent over three years studying the subject, talks about the reasons some people choose cremation, and explains why throughout history Judaism and Jews have insisted on burial.
Practical Parshah—Chayei Sarah
Abraham’s response to the loss of his wife, Sarah, teaches us how to properly honor those who have passed on.
Making the Proper Preparations for Loved Ones
Rabbi Zohn presents the Jewish view on death, burial and the afterlife, and how to pragmatically prepare for it in the Jewish tradition.
Understanding the mitzvah of burial on five levels
Continuing the bond after their passing
Even after loved ones pass on there are many channels and ways to connect and continue the relationship.
What is special about a grave site and what causes us to visit there?
The power of praying together as a community, the prohibition against tattoos, and the custom of visiting and praying at a cemetery.
With Honor and Dignity - Part 1
Death is a subject most painful to discuss, yet it is critically important that we seek guidance and wisdom from the Torah concerning the many questions that arise during this most difficult period of time. This class is the first of a three-part series t...
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