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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

Post Conference Reactions

A Blessing at the End Profound Service of Groups That Help With End-of-Life Rituals - Jewish Forward - Leonard Fein - Oct 27, 2012

What do Blu Greenberg, Joy Ladin and Leonard Fein have in common? -  Religious and Reform Blog - Susan Barnes - June 12, 2013

Death as a Constant Part of Life -  Philadelpia Jewish Exponent - Bryan Schwartzman June 12, 2013

There Is No Death - The Kind of Consolation That Provides True Catharsis - Jewish Forward - Leonard Fein - Jun 15, 2013

Unlikely Radicals Take Aim at Corporate Jewish Burial Business - Burial Societies Hope To Reclaim Ritual From Funeral Homes - Jewish Forward - Josh Nathan-Kazis - June 16, 2013

Attention Forward: We Aren’t That Radical - Religious and Reform Blog - 
Susan Barnes - June 19, 2013

Rabbi Daniel Wasserman response - more from Rabbi Wasserman and his lawyer, Efrem Grail

Michael Slater and the Kavod v'Nichum Board response - more at the Jewish-funerals list discussion

Conversation at the Jewish-funerals list discusson