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Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies


Organ Donation


Infection Control


Next Conference
Previous Conferences


Learning & Resources:
Gamliel Institute

KNIT Resource Center
    Contacts for Answers
    Catalog of Articles
    Additional Links

FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
Guided Learning
Jewish Sources and  Responsa
Synagogue Brochures
Community Education

End of Life - Exploring Death in America - National Public Radio


Biology of Suicide April 29, 1998  
Who Will Remember Me? April 2, 1998  
Alternative Funerals March 10, 1998  
Burial Society March 8, 1998 Chevra Kadisha performs ritual purification.
Slow Code February 11, 1998  
The Funeral Business February 3, 1998 The increasing consolidation of the funeral industry.
Death & Society January 25, 1998  
Reincarnation: Tibetan Buddhism January 10, 1998
Doctors and Death January 4, 1998  
A Critique of the Rule of the Double Effect December 11, 1997  
Do it Yourself Funerals December 8, 1997 A grieving father builds a box for his month-old baby's corpse, and plants it under a cypress tree in the yard.
Roundtable: Grief and Bereavement November 25, 1997 How long after a loss should one "still be grieving?"
Coping with Death: A Personal Story November 14, 1997  
The Place of Palliative Medicine November 7, 1997 For terminally ill patients, quality of life is often neglected for the sake of pushing the limit of medical technology.
Dying Well in Missoula November 6, 1997 Changing a town’s attitudes about death, grief, and the care of the dying.
The Story of Helen Payne (Part Two) November 5, 1997  
The Story of Helen Payne (Part One) November 4, 1997  
End of Life Issues November 3, 1997