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Jewish Death Practices:
Overview / Summary
Origins and History
Visiting the Sick or Dying 
Chaplaincy
Hospice

Phases of Death Observance
    Approaching the Time of Death
    Between Death and Burial
    Shemira
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    Burial and Cremation 
    Mourning Practices

Spiritual Aspects
Funeral Homes
Funeral Contracts
Cemeteries
Embalming 

Caskets


Chevra Kadisha:
Articles about Chevra Kadisha

Tahara Manuals and Procedures
Tahara Training
Tahara Stories
Tahara Supplies Lists
Funeral Home Supplies

Suicide

Organ Donation

Disasters

Infection Control

 

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FAQ About Death and Dying
Modern Dilemmas
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Jewish Sources and  Responsa
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Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington - Newspaper Articles and Speeches

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Jewish Monument Company Contracts With Jewish Funeral Practices Committee Of Greater Washington To Provide Significantly Discounted Bronze Markers To Maryland, DC, and Virginia Communities

 

The Cemetery Chronicles

Oct 7, 2010

Body Guards

Richard Greenberg
Washington Jewish Week May 19, 2010

The end-of-life discount Grave marker maker slashes prices by one-third

Richard Greenberg Washington Jewish Week May 12, 2010
The State of Church-state - JCRC lobbies to keep Va.'s sacred-secular divide Richard Greenberg Washington Jewish Week Apr 29, 2010
Trouble on the ground - Allegation of desecrations raises funeral home questions Adam Kredo Washington Jewish Week Apr 8, 2009
Staying grounded - The final choice: Burial vs. cremation Richard Greenberg Washington Jewish Week June 25, 2009
The final passage Richard Greenberg Washington Jewish Week Jan 3, 2008
A grave decision Should Jewish vets opt for a military plot? Aaron Leibel Washington Jewish Week Nov 14, 2007
D.C. shul recalls - AIDS crisis left mark Eric Fingerhut Washington Jewish Week July 5, 2006
Dignity until end - Burial societies' members perform 'the last mitzvah'

Events to spotlight chevra kadisha work
Paula Amann Washington Jewish Week Feb 22, 2006
Honor and Comfort - D.C. - based group hopes to prevent cemetery misconduct Eric Fingerhut Washington Jewish Week 2002
Tracing Your Family Roots 195 - Jewish Funeral Practices   Tracing Your Family Roots ~2000

Stein Hebrew, Takoma funeral homes close

Merry Madway Eisenstadt Washington Jewish Week August 3, 2000

Time for dignity

  Washington Jewish Week August 3, 2000

New funeral contract negotiated

Merry Madway Eisenstadt Washington Jewish Week August 3, 2000
History and Background of Washington Area Orthodox Chevra Kadisha Morris Wisotsky and Reverend Ernie Yehuda Friedman
May 5, 1999
A Community Reasserts Religious Values In Funeral Ritual Caryle Murphy Washington Post February 15, 1998
Funerals are big business
Merry Madway Eisenstadt Washington Jewish Week February 1-9, 1998
Funerals Without the Frills; Jewish Mortician Offers Discount Alternative Rick Greenberg Washington Post April 4, 1994

Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington

Bob Hausman
November 1989

Response to Funeral Homes



March 31, 1985

Remarks On Jewish Funeral Practice

Harris Weinstein United Synagogue Convention November 16, 1977
Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington records, 1975-1991   The George Washington University, The Gelman Library, Special Collections Research Center 1975-1991