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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

Medical Ethics

Website Name Their Description My Comments

Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic

From the Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care 1997

The Project on Death in America

from an article by William Shawcross, entitled 'Turning dollars into change', in Time magazine (Sept 1st '97)

Help persuade other doctors to change their approach to pain, depression and other death-related issues.

Transforming the Culture of Dying

Soross Foundations Network – Project on Death in America

Conducting research and creating model systems of care that address. The barriers to providing appropriate, compassionate care for the dying.

4th Annual Jewish Medical Ethics Symposium at the University of Illinois-Chicago Hillel 

Sponsored by the Maimonides Institute of Jewish Ethics and the Jewish Medical Student Association, took place September 1, 1999.

Evolution in Jewish medical ethics from rabbinic to modern times

Aging With Dignity

Seeks to safeguard human dignity and to provide more compassionate care for the seriously ill.

Five Wishes provides framework for legal and moral guidance on medical treatment.

Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington