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Taharah (Preparation for Burial)

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Taharah (Preparation for Burial): (lit. “purification”); ritual washing and dressing of the deceased in preparation for burial
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One of the most important elements of a proper Jewish burial is the Taharah; preparing the body for its final rest by the Chevra Kaddisha or Jewish Burial Society.
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