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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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Burying Jew… After Jew… After Jew: Providing a Final Kindness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 14,2020

As Jews around the world sat down to their Purim seudah, Rabbi Shlomie Feldman’s mind wandered. He had started to hear talk of a serious virus coming out of China. Rabbi Feldman, the human resources director for Chesed Shel Emes (CSE) – a volunteer burial organization – immediately began thinking

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Chesed Born of Corona

April 22,2020

Since inception, the organization has buried about two thousand meisei mitzvah — those who leave no family or money to ensure a Jewish burial The Ultimate Kindness It’s only when you hear Rabbi Mayer Berger talk of the more than 600 taharos that Chesed Shel Emes, a large Brooklyn Chevra

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