(7.) Article 9, "Benefits of Members in Cases of Sickness, Mourning and Death," section 1, Constitution und Neben Celeke der Hevra
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On Monday, with the encouragement of Chief Rabbi David Lau, the Chief Rabbinate approved a plan by which the Hevra Kadisha would operate a special hotline on weekends for relatives of the deceased.
A number of public entities worked together to reach the welcome solution, including the National Insurance Institute, which is expected to fund it, the Religious Services Ministry, the Hevra Kadisha Forum and the Chief Rabbinate.
Goldberg further argues that the Hevra
Kaddisha drew on traditions of Germanic guilds and exiled Spanish Jewry.
(2) On the website of the Vienna Jewish community, the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, the Chewra Kadischa defines its function as follows: "The Hevra
Kaddisha takes care of, among other things, erecting missing gravestones on the tombs of deceased persons without descendants.
Weinstein has traced the skull, crossbones, bier, and hourglass of Yachit's stone to the title page of the amendments (takkanot) of the Ashkenazi Hevra
Kadisha Society Gemilut Hassadim, printed by the Ashkenazi Jacob Proops in 1777.
In the 1700s there are details on grave diggers and a Hevra
Kadisha (Burial Society) approved by the Maharal, but modeled on earlier Sephardic practices or even on Christian burial and charitable fraternities.
The director of the Jewish burial society Hevra
Kadisha, Moti Elbaum, informed Army Radio of the discovery.
The congregation started its own Talmud Torah Hebrew school in May 1921, where Hebrew language and Sephardic pronunciation were taught as well as Bible, Jewish ethics, and Jewish traditions.(51) In 1922 the community established a hevra
kadisha burial society and acquired a site at the Greenwood cemetery.
It is now customary for the members of a burial society (Hevra
Kaddisha) to fast on this day, followed by a se'udah (ritual meal) in the evening.
The Cemetery of the General Hevra
Kaddisha [burial society] was founded by the "Mitnagdim" stream of orthodox Judaism.
The director of the Rishon L'Tzion Hevra
Kadisha (burial society) stated they will not permit a tombstone to be erected on the grave of a 12-year-old girl until "her parents pay the last penny owed for the burial."