Tahara is the physical and spiritual preparation of the deceased (meyt/meyta) for burial. Just as Jews have ancient traditions for welcoming a newborn, there are prescribed customs for preparing the dead for burial.
Trained volunteers (haverim) from the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston perform the tahara with respect and tenderness, assisting the transition of the body and soul from this world. Women care for women, men for men and regard their participation as a privilege as well as an act of loving kindness.
Your rabbi or the funeral director at the Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Chapel in West Newton can arrange for tahara to be done by the Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston (call 617-969-0800)
HOW A TAHARA IS DONE
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Rabbi Shahar Colt
Community Hevra Kadisha
of Greater Boston
9 Piper Road
Lexington, MA 02421
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