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Jewish Studies Death and Mourning

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Shloshim
The thirty-day mourning period
Shemira
To be with person who died
Aron
Container/casket made entirely of wood and contains no metal parts.
Mourner's Kaddish
The Kaddish that is recited and not Sung
Shivah
A period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative
Yahrzeit
The anniversary of the death.
Yizkor
A memorial service recited four times a year.
Avelut
Eleven after the death
Kriah
Rip the ribbon
Tahara
The ceremony of washing the deceased before the burial; serves as a ritual purification or cleansing of the body and should be performed by the Chevra Kaddisha.
Tachrichin/shroud
White robe made of plain linen or sheet
Unveiling
to remove a veil or covering from the gravestone
Chevra kadisha
Person who stays with the body until burial
Aninut
The period before burial. not high holidays, Pesach, Shavuot or Sukkot