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Hebrew meaning "container". A coffin or casket made entirely of wood and containing no metal parts.
Hebrew meaning "Burial Society". Holy Brotherhood of men or women from a synagogue who care for the dead. (Often referred to as "washers" by laymen.)
A hexagram formed by the combination of two triangles, symbolizing a new (Star of David) hope for the Jewish people.
A word of many meanings: Good morning, Peace, Hello, Good-bye, Love, Until tomorrow, and Farewell.
Prayers from the Book of Psalms said before the funeral by a group of friends and the shomer.
Tachrichim for men
Seven (7) White linen garment without binding, hems, knots or pockets:
Mitznefes, Michnasayim, K'sones, Kittel, Gartel (Avnet),
Tachrichim for women
Eight (8) white linen garments without binding, hems, knots or pockets:
Bonnet, Michnasayim, K'sones, Kittle, Gartel, Apron,
Face Cover, Sovev.
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