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Tahara: Respect for the dead and comfort for the living

Jun 11, 2011 5:31:28 AM- chicagotribune.com
Traditional Jewish ritual of preparing a body for burial is making a comeback with liberal congregations

On the table lay a human form covered by a white sheet. A small group of people gathered around. Nisan Chavkin, steering committee chairman of the Progressive Chevra Kadisha, led them through the ritual.

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