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Monday, February 17 • 9:00am - 12:30pm
Insights into Jewish Practices Around Death and Mourning

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Studying Jewish traditions about death and mourning can be both spiritually uplifting and practically down-to-earth. Literally. We’ll immerse ourselves for three hours in a selection of topics that will show the breadth of the field and the potential depth of the learning. Bring you electronic and paper tablets as we write the first paragraph of our ethical wills. We’ll transition to studying the liturgy (mostly in English) for taharah (ritual washing after death) based on the book Maavar Yabbok first published in 1626. And, we’ll continue with a discussion of human composting, which is now legal in the state of Washington. We’ll end with a review of available resources - books, on-line articles and websites, courses and conferences.

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David Zinner

Executive Director, Kavod v'Nichum
David Zinner is the Executive Director of Kavod v'Nichum, (Honor and Comfort), and the Gamliel Institute

Monday February 17, 2020 9:00am - 12:30pm EST

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