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Tahara, Preparing the Body for Burial

Tahara, Preparing the Body for Burial

The Jewish Funeral, or Levaya MOURN My Jewish Learning is a not-for-profit and relies on your helpDONATE Before the body is buried, it is washed in a ritual act of purification called tahara . Just as a baby is washed and enters the world clean and pure, so...
How to Have Someone Buried in Israel

How to Have Someone Buried in Israel

For Jews, burial in Israel is considered a highly virtuous practice, so much so that it is customary to sprinkle a little earth from Israel in the coffin of Jews who are buried elsewhere. This tradition of burial in Israel is grounded in a number of Jewish sources,...