The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues Hebrew College and other Jewish Institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish Community.
Zayin Adar Commemoration
Sunday March 9, 2014
The seventh day of the month of Adar (Zayin Adar) has traditionally been a special day for Hevrai Kadisha throughout Jewish history. This day is the anniversary of the birth and death of Moshe Rabbeinu, and it is said that God himself performed the duties of the Hevra and buried Moshe.
Some Haverim (Tahara Team Members) fast on this day to atone for any inadvertent disrespect shown to the Met/Metah (deceased). Learning and a celebratory meal is then held to honor the Haverim.
The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston had an evening of study and and a seudah (special meal) on March 9, 2014 at Gann Academy, 333 Forest Street Waltham, MA.
We heard talks by Rabbis Ebn Leader and Josh Elkin and greetings from Rabbi Marc Baker Head of School, Gann Academy. A meaningful and spirtiual evening was had by all.
Tahara: The Truest Act of Kindness חסד של אמת Hesed Shel Emet
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