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I'm not sure of any particular positions for a body to be placed in coffin. It is just best to make sure that the body is buried in the white garment called a "Shroud." I'm not sure of many laws regarding the creation of a Jewish graveyard, but According to Jewish law, a Jew should be buried among Jews. It is forbidden for a Jew to be buried in a mixed- ...


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One does not tie a "permanent" knot on the tachrichim (burial clothes) in order to show that the death is not permanent. That is, the person will get up at techiyas hameisim (resurrection of the dead) after the mashiach comes. Additionally, the knots are this way so as not to hinder the dissolution of the tachrichim with the body. The chevra kadisha that I ...


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This is a huge mitzvah, so yashar koach for participating! Certain people are not supposed to participate in this mitzvah. Ask your Rabbi to make sure you aren't one of them. Some things to consider: You will be dealing with a lot of water, some of which will be spilling onto the floor. Consider wearing galoshes or boots, or at least an old pair of ...



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