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Who does the post mortem Tahara on a transgender person?

Do men do the Tahara on the transgender who is currently a male and viceaversa for a women? I am asking about a transsexual person who died and who had changed his physical sex using surgery. Or do ...
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Egg shell and pottery for a dead person?

A Shabbat guest told me that he had heard that there is a custom to put a cracked egg shell on a dead person's eyes and a piece of pottery in the dead person's mouth prior to burial. I'm completely ...
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Aveilus and burial for kohanim and levi'im

Are there any special considerations for the tahara, burial, and/or aveilus for kohanim or levi'im who have passed away? We should live to see the days of Moshiach.
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Are metim toiveled in regular mikvaos?

I just learned that metim are toiveled as part of the preparation for burial. I assume this is done in a mikvah. I assume this is not the same mikvah that the living use to toivel themselves or their ...
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May one make tahara (washing the dead) on a person who doesnt keep mitsvot

One makes tahara on a dead man or woman which includes washing him or her and for some being 'dipped' in a mikva. May one do this on someone who is considered a 'rosho' e.g., for not keeping the Torah ...
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