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Embodied Love

The chevra kadisha (“Holy Community”) is a geographically-organized group responsible for all Jewish matters pertaining to death, including arranging people to sit with and guard the body (shemira), and preparation of the body for burial (tahara). The 7th of Adar,…

A Teenage Mitzvah

The chevra kadisha (“Holy Community”) is a geographically-organized group responsible for all Jewish matters pertaining to death, including arranging people to sit with and guard the body (shemira), and preparation of the body for burial (tahara). The 7th of Adar,…

#TBT: Why I Fast on Tisha B'Av

Tonight begins the Hebrew month of Av, about which the Mishna teaches, “When Av enters, we diminish our joy — משנכס אב, ממעטין בשמחה” (Ta’anit 4:6), on account of the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people throughout history on…

Daniel Sieradski