Lifecycle

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Life Cycle

Mohels A mohel is the person who performs the circumcision in the brit milah ceremony for a male child on the eighth day after his birth. For more information, contact your local congregation.   STATEWIDE   Rabbi Tzvi Fischer, Oregon Bris Center, oregonbris.com, rtf@portlandkollel.org or 503-757-0606. A seventh-generation Mohel, performs ceremonies throughout the Pacific Northwest….

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DEATH AND MOURNING

When a Jewish person dies, there are clear directions as to how things should proceed with regard to the body, the burial, the funeral and mourning. The concept of honoring the dead is reflected in all Jewish burial customs. Burial takes place as soon as possible, sometimes within 24 hours after death, or as soon…

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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

A series of rituals guide Jewish families and individuals through each stage of life. With the exception of the rituals surrounding death, each of the following stages is often accompanied by festive celebrations. Even the rituals surrounding death bring the community together to remember and honor the deceased and to support their family. The following…

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Resource Guide 2016-2017: Lifecycles Listing

Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life. In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries. These moments truly center us. Following are the resources that will help you celebrate and mark each stage of life. Mohels A mohel is the person…

Lifecycle

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