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Title Author Chevra Kadisha Date Published Notes
Chesed Shel Emet Rabbi Stuart Kelman and Dan Fendel 2013 3rd Edition, Excellent for teaching and studying taharah liturgy
To Midwife A Soul Rick Light Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico 2016 5th Edition, Includes chanting by Rabbi Shefa Gold; excellent for use in the taharah room
Tahara Manual of Practices Rabbi Mosha Epstein Bridgeport, CT 3rd Ed, 2005
Handbook for Hevra Kadisha Members Lynn Greenhough 2008 This is not a manual laying out the taharah liturgy. Rather it is a compilation of practices.
Practices and Policies of the Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico Rick Light Chevra Kadisha of Northern New Mexico Sep 2013
Tahara Guide Kehilath Jeshurun
New York, NY
Taharah Manual Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips Park Slope Jewish Center Hevra Kadisha
Brooklyn, NY
September 2009 – 2nd Edition updated 2014 revises the December 2005 first edition
Guide to Taharah Practices – Men  Ohr Kodesh Funeral Practices Committee
Chevy Chase, MD
Guide to Taharah Practices – Women 5764
Reconstructionist Tahara Handbook for Women and Men Adat Shalom Chevra Kadisha 2005
Taharah Demo PowerPoint (download) Rick Light Developed for teaching at conferences and community educational events. 2006, updated 2016