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Saturday, March 17 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Taking Leave: Our Evolving Relationship with the Departed

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Is death painful for the soul? Does the soul of the deceased retain any attachment to this world, to its body, to its loved ones? In this session, we will discuss the Jewish view on, and some of the traditions associated with, the moment of passing, the preparation of the body for burial, the funeral, internment, and grave visitation. All of these inform us about the nature of the soul's continuing relationship with its life in this world and those that it loves.

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Mendel Ceitlin

Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin is the director of education at the Chabad Jewish Center in Metairie, where he lives with his wife, Chaya Mushka,and four children. Mendel was born and raised in Toronto;  studied in yeshivot in Toronto, Israel, and New York; and completed his rabbinical studies... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Room 1, Gates of Prayer