Purifying cascade of 24 quarts of water poured continuously washing away all

Purifying cascade of 24 quarts of water poured

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2. Purifying- cascade of 24 quarts of water poured continuously- washing away all suffering in the last periods of the life (focus on running water because it can wash away death pollution) - 3. Dressing – shrouds are fashioned after garment high priests wore in temple of Kipur- they are white with no knots to disintegrate, no pockets to take worldly possessions with you Body is placed in casket and there is a sheet that represents the protectiveness - Sprinkle earth from Israel at the bottom of the casket and on the eyes and the heart – connection with home land - Team gathers around to ask for forgiveness of the soul and they have done everything in their power to treat the soul and body correctly in the process Burial in consecrated ground - Preserves the sense of community even after death - The precession stops a number of times in ways to represent they don’t want the dead to depart - Place as little as possible between person and earth- want to allow the body to return to the dust as quickly as possible - Throw dirt into the grave - When the family leaves the community forms two lines and the family walk in between and the community whispers things to help- ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY
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Rending ones garments - Tear their clothes apart due to mourning - Moruners safety pin pieces of fabric so they can tear them and render their garments Mourning sitting shiva (sitting for 7 days in morning- shiva means 7) - Standard mourning greeting: “May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem” - Sitting on low seats - Excluded from performing regular duties and taken care of by the community - Reinforces link between the community rite of passage - Dead go from living to the dead who are all prepared the same - The mourners are no longer just regular people but mourners above all else and this is what they must do Standard mourning greeting: “May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem” - Highlights community again – you are not alone - Everyone deals with death and our community is brought together by acknowledging that death is part of life
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  • Winter '17
  • Angela Sumegi
  • Judaism

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