Chevra Kadisha

CHEVRA KADISHA SUPPORT: The Jewish way of dealing with death is one part of a larger philosophy of life in which all people are viewed with dignity and respect. Even after death, the body, which once held a holy human life, retains its sanctity. In Jewish tradition, therefore, the greatest consideration and respect is accorded the dead. Funeral customs are traditionally supervised in Jewish communities by a chevra kadisha, a holy society, comprised of volunteers…

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wood casket decoration

Wood Casket Decoration Ideas

Pictured above are photographs taken at a mixed  media, multi-faceted Gallery Event exploring Home Funerals and Green Burials These Ark Wood caskets were  hand-painted by Allegria

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When Somebody dies …

Simplicity contained in six pieces of wood Excerpts from an Article By PAUL FATTIG Published in the Southern Oregon Mail Tribune Paul Firnstein didn’t start out in life to become a maker of caskets. “I got into this business because of a need we had here,” said Firnstein, 61, of Ashland. After doing some research, he and some friends made a couple of plain wooden caskets that were inexpensive and contained no metals, no animal-based…

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