Chevra Kadisha

/ Hebrew (xɛvˈrɑ kɑdɪˈʃɑ, Yiddish ˈxɛvrə kɑˈdɪʃə) /

noun

a Jewish burial society, usually composed of unpaid volunteers who provide funerals for members of their congregation

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Word Origin for Chevra Kadisha

literally: Holy Company

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