Episode 2: Wash and Be Clean

What is it about the taharah ritual that can transition a person from this world to the next? And why does it necessitate gallons of water? Rabbi Linda Holtzman, founder of the Reconstructionist Chevra Kadisha of Philadelphia joins Kaddish to talk about the origins of the local progressive community that washes and prepares the dead for burial. David Zinner, Executive Director of Kavod v'Nichum and the Gamliel Institute shares historical and contemporary context of the ritual.

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Ariana Katz
Episode 1: The Soul, and What Remains

This episode features the health, teaching, and sickness of Megan Andelloux, sex educator and hospice volunteer. This episode explores dementia, hospice, and advance directives. Ariana is also joined by Obadia, who shares about their advance directive and end of life planning, and Rabbi Amy Goodman of Hebrew Senior Life shares about hospice.

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Ariana Katz