Our tradition encompasses all of life, day and night, light and dark. Even in the most difficult of situations—the imminent and then actual loss of a loved one—our Torah is there to strengthen us, to guide us, and to help us grow and see beyond our loss.

Throughout the centuries, every Jewish community showed honor to the dead by preparing the body for burial and performing Tahara, the ritual washing. This act of respect is one of the greatest Mitzvot in the Torah.

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Rabbi Wilhelm is always available, particularly in times of need, to offer comfort, guidance and and bereavement support. Chabad-HCW offers assistance in preparation, help in choosing a funeral home, officiating at the funeral, arranging the Shiva services, or any aspect of the challenging journey.

A Guide to Death & Mourning in Judaism