shrouds) are traditional simple white burial garments, usually made from 100% pure linen, in which Jews are dressed by the Chevra Kadishafor burial after undergoing a "taharah" (ritual purification).
In Hebrew, "tachrichim' means to "enwrap" or "bind." It comes from the verse in "Megilas Esther" (Chapter 8; verse 15) "And
Mordechaileft the king's presence in royal apparel of blue and white and a huge golden crown and a "wrap of linen" "(tachrich butz)" and purple, and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was happy".
Bereavement in Judaism
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Shroud — usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets , or winding sheets , such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial shrouds) that Jews are … Wikipedia
Chevra kadisha — Main article: Bereavement in Judaism A chevra kadisha (Khevra kadishah) (Aramaic: חברא קדישא, Ḥebh ra Qaddisha holy society ) is a loosely structured but generally closed organization of Jewish men and women who see to it that the bodies of Jews… … Wikipedia
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