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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

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Funeral Homes
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Chevra Kadisha:
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Tahara Manuals and Procedures
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Organ Donation


Infection Control


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Green Burial




First 'green' Jewish cemetery opens

'Today is about forever': 1st green Jewish cemetery opens

Gan Yarok- California

Pictures at a Green Burial:


Procession to Service

Lowering Casket


Ohio 'green' cemetery the graveyard of future?

Foxfield Preserve - Ohio

Forest of Memories - Resources and Information Supporting Green Burial in North America

Green graves give back to nature

Glendale Memorial Nature Preserve - Florida

Natural Death Centre - England

Brothers Propose Green Burial Cemetery

Brothers Call Green Burial Eco-Friendly

Conservation Burial - Definition and Standards

Memorial Ecosystems - South Carolina

North American Woodland Burial Society

The Green Reaper

Greensprings Cemetery offers natural choice

Tiffany Smith of San Francisco - will finish an MBA in Environmental Entrepreneurship in May 2003 with a focus on ways to eliminate toxins, preserve open space, and bring people closer to the natural world by transforming burial and cremation trends - reduction of all hazardous methods of dealing with death, not just in the realm of ecosystems health but in the realm of air quality as well psychological health.

The Impact of Cemeteries on the Environment and Public Health

Green Burial Park on Vancouver Island, BC


Green Graveyards-A Natural Way to Go

Green' cemetery proposed by Penobscot River in Orrington, Maine

David Schroeder's master's thesis is on ecologically sustainable cemeteries. Schroeder says embalming is a hazard because toxic fluids can leak from graves and pollute ground water. Schroeder, owner of Evolving Landscapes, and Horticulturist Amanda Martin of AJM Environmental discuss native landscaping, permaculture, horticulture, hydroponics, aquaculture and cemetery burial grounds incorporated into natural preserve cemeteries.

Exploring Jewish Reasons for Ground Burial - An Alphabetic Acrostic


Greening your final arrangements - Real Money - July/August 2003 - Terri Clark

Greening your final arrangements - Real Money - July/August 2008 - Joelle Novey


Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington