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SENSITIVE CONTENT: Chevra Kadisha Handle Coronavirus Meisim

The Jewish communities of New York and New Jersey are reeling, as COVID-19 rips through its population, robbing us prematurely of many precious neshamos. New York’s confirmed cases are nearing Full Story

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Crying
March 29, 2020 7:57 pm

As a member of the chevra kadisha of Crown Heights, this breaks my heart. Our best people, young and old, snatched from us because others can’t stop their daily routines. Hatzalah and CK members pushed to the limits of their endurance. Doctors crying over their patients. And the worst: our holy Meisim stacked up like Grocery orders for delivery because the chapels can’t deal with the numbers.

If every community continues to ignore the law and congregates, more will die. Face the truth: do you want this for YOUR loved ones??

a CH Resident
Reply to  Crying
March 29, 2020 10:39 pm

Your message is written from your heart
People listen and follow the advice of the doctors and the government, CDC etc… Respect all boundaries and hopefully this can end. Even these levayas Chesed Shel Emes cannot be done in the full respect that the MES and the members of our community deserve.

No more....
March 30, 2020 12:52 am

Korbonos!!!!! We need to say a worldwide Shema Yisroel at the same time!!! Someone please organize this online!!!!!

Rochel Leah Shender
March 30, 2020 9:12 am

My heart bleeds. As an active member of the Chevra Kadisha here in Florida, I am looking for answers as to how to safeguard each of our members when we do a normal taharah, as we are totally unaware as to whether the meis, who was nifta through normal circumstances, has been exposed to the virus which might still be active in them. I feel that the normal protective gear we wear might not be sufficient to protect each of us as we perform a taharah. How are the different Chevra Kadisha organizations dealing with this question? I know that… Read more »

Kavod Hameis
Reply to  Rochel Leah Shender
March 30, 2020 10:09 am

Yes, there are protective measures that are in place. You may contact me privately. [email protected]

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