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Chevra Kadisha

/xɛvˈrɑ kɑdɪˈʃɑ; Yiddish ˈxɛvrə kɑˈdɪʃə/
noun
1.
a Jewish burial society, usually composed of unpaid volunteers who provide funerals for members of their congregation
Word Origin
literally: Holy Company
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