Jewish Tradition of Tahara (PBS)

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Featured

The Jewish tradition of tahara, the washing and purifying of a dead body, is considered one of the greatest of all good deeds — mitzvot. Those who perform taharas are volunteer members of the burial society, chevra kadisha. Women attend to deceased women, men to men.

 

Click here to watch the PBS Video of the Jewish Burial Practices video on a different screen.