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Jewish Burial Practices

Clip: Season 7 | 6m 13s

The Jewish tradition of tahara, the washing and purifying of a dead body, is considered one of the greatest of all good deeds — mitzvot. Those who perform taharas are volunteer members of the burial society, chevra kadisha. Women attend to deceased women, men to men.

Aired: 02/06/04

Rating: NR

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