Resource Library

Welcome to the Kavod v’Nichum Resource Library. Here you will find a variety of content including resources for Chevra Kadisha, information about Jewish end-of-life rituals and practices, helpful and interesting resources from our partner organizations, and more.
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Tachrichim: Burial Garments

Tachrichim: Burial Garments

There is a Jewish tradition of burying the deceased in simple white linen garments called tachrichim. They are made from 100% white linen with no zippers, fasteners, buttons, or metal.   In modern tradition, the tachrichim consist of a shirt, jacket, pants, head...

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Taharah Demonstration

Taharah Demonstration

Taharah Demonstration Videowith Extensive Q&A Sections Featuring Rick Light and members ofthe Atlanta Chevra Kadisha Filmed at the 8th Annual Kavod v’Nichum North American Chevra Kadisha andJewish Cemetery ConferenceJune 6th, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia  ...

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Seudat Havra’ah, The Meal of Condolence

Seudat Havra’ah, The Meal of Condolence

Jewish ritual life often intersects with symbolic foods and at the end-of-life, the Meal of Condolence is that moment. The Meal of Condolence is the first full meal that the mourners eat upon returning home to begin sitting shiva, the seven-day period of mourning...

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