Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline 2019

8th & 9th June, 2019


8th & 9th June, 2019 12:00 am - 11:59 pm


384 Harvard Street and 100 Centre Street Brookline

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June 8, 2019, 10:45 pm

Body Positivity in Life and Death: Lessons from Jewish Burial Preparation

Jews have traditionally accompanied one another from death to burial with liturgy and ritual bathing known as tahara. This session, taught by experienced tahara volunteers, will explore strategies embedded within tahara for loving care of the human body. We will investigate how contemporary ideas around body positivity might influence the ritual of tahara and, in turn, what tahara might teach us about honoring our own bodies.

Hall: Room 1A Track: Remez Type: