chevra kadisha

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Chevra Kadisha (xɛvˈrɑ kɑdɪˈʃɑ, Yiddish ˈxɛvrə kɑˈdɪʃə)
a Jewish burial society, usually composed of unpaid volunteers who provide funerals for members of their congregation
[literally: Holy Company]

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