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Chevra Kadishas Continued Operating during the Blizzard

Kuvien Snow In Jerusalem 2013 ---106While security forces and EMS organizations worked to save lives during the blizzard, Chevra Kadishas operating in Yerushalayim and elsewhere were moser nefesh to give the proper kovod to niftarim during the storm. Yes, there were delays due to the record-breaking storm but members of Chevra Kadishas did not throw up their hands but realized they must do their utmost to carry out their work.

In the Merom HaGalil Regional Council a levaya was held under most difficult conditions with several dozen people participating. In Gush Etzion, they removed a body from Yishuv Nokdim after Shabbos and made certain the niftar was brought to kvuras yisrael.

In some instances, SUVs were called in as well plowing equipment in an effort to continue the holy work. Yitzchak Yishai, who heads the Burial Unit in the Ministry of Religious Services, worked through nights to assist addressing cases that demanded his attention.

In some batei chaim damage to infrastructure was significant and matzeivos. In some cases trees were cut down and removed to clear access.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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