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Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, a progressive icon on the Supreme Court.
How are Jews adapting burial rituals to mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Kaddish is traditionally recited only by immediate family members, and only after a person is buried. But the outpouring of grief for Ginsburg has prompted many to reach for the tradition regardless.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
23/09/2020
Members of Chesed Shel Emes, a burial society based in Brooklyn, transport a body for burial at the
New Yiddish horror film trailer shows a Jewish burial gone terribly wrong

Much of “The Vigil” appears to be in Yiddish, and it stars actors who have previously appeared in Jewish-themed productions.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
13/07/2020
George Floyd's life celebrated at Houston funeral

About 500 people were invited to the funeral, which followed memorial services last week in Minneapolis and Raeford, the North Carolina town where Floyd was born.

By REUTERS
09/06/2020
Chevra Kadisha workers wearing protective clothes, carry the body of a patient died from complicatio
Wealthy NY family buries matriarch in Israel, breaks Health Ministry rules

The family, identified as wealthy Bukharan Jews involved in real estate and diamonds, paid nearly $200,000 to transport the body of their 70-year-old mother to Israel on a private plane.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/05/2020
New York funeral homes struggle to store bodies amid coronavirus crisis

With cremations delayed for weeks or more and burials being backed up, storing bodies has become an even bigger crisis.

04/05/2020
Funerals, which have been restricted to just first-degree relatives, are now taking place with parti
Coronavirus: Funerals and shiva move online

People throughout the world are filming funeral services and broadcasting them to family members and friends near and far.

By ILANA SHTOTLAND
30/04/2020
Friends pay last respects to Holocaust survivor found dead alone in home

'There was the symbolism of a person who had gone through the Holocaust and rebuilt herself from scratch'

Chevra Kadisha workers wearing protective clothes, carry the body of a patient died from complicatio
Red Cross: Respect can still be shown for dead, with planning ahead

They have released a number of resources in multiple languages advising medical staff and funeral directors of the correct way to handle the dead within a range of religions.

What it’s like to officiate a funeral in the time of social distancing

On the eve of Yom Hashoah, I was the only non-cemetery employee present for the burial of a most incredible woman, someone who witnessed the Kristallnacht as a young teen in Vienna.

By RABBI JONAH GEFFEN/JTA
22/04/2020
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