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Egg shell and pottery for a dead person?

Eggs The Minhag to crack an egg on the head is a Kol Bo mentioned by the Beit Yosef and Rama (Yoreh Deah 352:4). Don't know about the pottery. מעצימין עיניו של מת; ואם נפתח פיו, קושרין לחייו. ...
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Egg shell and pottery for a dead person?

As a member of the chevra kadisha in my community, we would put a shard of broken pottery on the eyes and mouth of the mais before covering the head with the hood of the tachrichim. I have been given ...
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Are metim toiveled in regular mikvaos?

Correct. Funeral homes do not use the same Mikve that the public uses for utensils or people. I have never seen a Halacha to that effect, except for the Halacha to guards one's health. Classicaly ...
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Are metim toiveled in regular mikvaos?

Some funeral homes do have a special mikvah in the preparation room. Otherwise the chevrah kadisha manually washes the body with tishah kabin;if I remember correctly, everyone pours from their vessel ...
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Who does the post mortem Tahara on a transgender person?

Rabbi Dov Linzer, head of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Riverdale, addressed this briefly in this video. He says that these issues are more minhag and appropriateness questions than strict halachic ones. ...
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Aveilus and burial for kohanim and levi'im

Burial: The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 191:1 סימן קצט - דין הקבורה ובית הקברות does mention that in some areas only the Cohanim and firstborns were buried in coffins.Seems that there is a tradition ...
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May one make tahara (washing the dead) on a person who doesnt keep mitsvot

This is also true for kriah (rending the garment), SA YD 340:5 writes one should perform kriah when being present when a Jew dies. The Rema adds one who was in the habit of committing sins, is not ...
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