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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


Disease Infectious Disease Overview - CDC
Infection Infection Control Readings
Jewish  AIDS: A Jewish Perspective - from 1998 - "...our duty to alleviate illness, pain, and suffering...."
Tahara Tahara and AIDS
Tahara Tohorah for those who Died of AIDS
Spreading ...the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners contracted the disease there, probably by washing or touching the body, 
Spreading Sierra Leone: a traditional healer and a funeral
Cultural Practices Burial and Funeral Practices
Fighting Ebola Three nurses who volunteered to help fight the virus in Liberia and Sierra Leone, the worst-affected countries, describe the daily horror
Fighting Ebola Ebola doctors at breaking point - a major wave of infections is about to wash everything away
Fighting Ebola Ebola: 'In decades of humanitarian work, I've never seen such suffering' - like something out of a horror movie
Protection Demonstration of some of the aspects of a proper donning PPE and decontamination for healthcare, after caring for a known or suspected patient with Ebola.
Information Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Information American Nurses Association
Burial Burial Boys of Ebola
Handling Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries
Burial New WHO safe and dignified burial protocol - key to reducing Ebola transmission
Burial How to conduct safe and dignified burial of a patient who has died from suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease
Q and A Ebola Questions and Answers
Isolation Isolated nurse slams Chris Christie's Ebola quarantine policy
Body Bags Body Bags - Experience in dealing with mass casualty disasters has taught ... that zippered bags can leak...If they did work, why would they tell you (to use) two
Body Bags Bioseal - Video Demo 
Body Bags BioSeal TC (Total Containment) Body Bag
Sealer Caskets "There's really not an airtight casket," said Cavender, who has been in the funeral business for 28 years. "The sealer caskets that they sell are not a guaranteed-type of sealing issue. It's not completely airtight because you have to have a way to open them up and so forth. It's not like it's vacuum-sealed." 



Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington