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For Jewish burial societies, Surfside building collapse presents a grim and complex task

June 25,2021

(JTA) — Among Rabbi Mayer Berger’s first thoughts on seeing the 12 stories of the Champlain Tower South pancaked upon themselves: This is like Sept. 11. Then as now, destruction of unimaginable proportions claimed many lives without warning in a manner that rendered traditional practices for burying the Jewish dead

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HORRIFIC TRAGEDY: Two Young Men From Monsey R”L Killed In Fiery Crash

September 21,2020

A horrific crash on the NY State Thruway took the lives of two young men from Monsey early Monday morning. The two men, identified as Moshe Herzog Z”L (28), and Dovid Tzvi Schnebalg Z”L (27), were returning from Pennsylvania where they had spent Rosh Hashanah when the accident happened. The

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Cared for, for Eternal Life
Jewish Burial in the Age of COVID-19 #5

July 14,2020

Dignity for the dead for members of the Jewish community is something Chesed Shel Emes, a grassroots network of volunteers, has worked toward since the 1980s. No matter the obstacle, they never say “no” to any Jewish person in need of burial. “If you’re a member of AAA, they will

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Chesed in a time of coronavirus

June 18,2020

Burial society pulls back the curtain on its efforts Jewish burial societies tend to keep a low profile. Tending to the dead is termed chesed shel emet — a true kindness — because the beneficiary, being dead, cannot reciprocate. It’s not a mitzvah that lends itself to the limelight. So

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Three Fatalities After Passenger Van Hits Tree in New Hempstead

June 15,2020

NEW YORK - Two men from New Square, a father-in-law with his son-in-law, and one twenty year old girl were killed after a 15 passenger van driving on New Hempstead Rd in Rockland County hit a tree, on Monday afternoon. Ambulances and EMTs from Hatzoloh and Spring Hill EMS arrived

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