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When a Novel Virus
Comes Up Against Eternal Values


In a world thrown into panic by the Coronavirus pandemic,
in which bodies are buried in mass graves or summarily cremated,
chevros kadisha, funeral homes, and cemeteries have still found ways to maintain Torah values,
including chesed-shel-emes and respect for life, here and hereafter.

Funeral homes have taken a stand — sometimes publicly — to defend the sacredness of their mission.

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Notice released by
Chicago Jewish Funerals
about their response to COVID-19

 

Chevros kadisha continue to provide tahara in accordance with halachah, using protocols that protect public health without compromising kovod hameis.
And as they go about their chesed-shel-emes, they create a kiddush Hashem, as evidenced in newspaper articles across the country.

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"End-of-life rituals change in wake of COVID-19"
from Jewish News of Arizona, June 10, 2020

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"In the face of risk, they continue a Jewish ritual.
'It’s the final respect I can give somebody,' says one."
from The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 28, 2020

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"COVID and ‘Kavod’ in a
Borough Park Funeral Home "
Volunteers help prepare COVID-19 victims for religious burial
from Tablet Magazine, April 20, 2020