Tachrichim


Tachrichim

Tachrichim (burial shrouds) are traditional simple white burial garments, usually made from 100% pure linen, in which Jews are dressed by the Chevra Kadisha for 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 Mordechai left 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".

ee also

*Bereavement in Judaism
*Chevra Kadisha


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