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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Worship, Conversion, Intermarriage (5/12)
Section - Question 11.6.13: Death and Burial: Must the Chevra Kedisha be family members?

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                                  Answer:
   
   The burial society ("Chevrah Kadisha" is literally "Holy Friends") is
   never the deceased's family. Rather, they are a group of volunteers
   who know the laws, customs, and the simple pragmatics of preparing the
   deceased for burial, and who organize cemetary space, the pragmatics
   of the funeral, etc. They need to be people who have experience, and
   really can't be a different group for each deceased.

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