Kadisha sentence example
- It still grows on Lebanon, though for several centuries it was believed to be restricted to a small grove in the Kadisha valley at 6000 ft.
- The former still grows thickly, especially in the valley of the Kadisha; the horizontal is the prevailing variety.
- In the upper Kadisha valley there is a cedar grove of about three hundred trees, amongst which five are of gigantic size.
- Kadisha, "the holy river" (the valley of which begins in the immediate neighbourhood of the highest summits, and rapidly descends in a series of great bends till the river reaches the sea at Tripoli), Wadi el-Joz (falling into the sea at Batrun), Wadi Fidar, Nahr Ibrahim (the ancient Adonis, having its source in a recess of the great mountain amphitheatre where the famous sanctuary Apheca, the modern Afka, lay), Nahr el-Kelb (the ancient Lycus), Nahr Beirut (the ancient Magoras, entering the sea at Beirut), Nahr Damur (ancient Tamyras), Nahr el-'Auwali (the ancient Bostrenus, which in the upper part of its course is joined by the Nahr el-Baruk).
- Many of the rituals surrounding Jewish funerals, and which are found on this list of Jewish funeral traditions, are carried out by a burial society known as the chevra kadisha.Advertisement
- A chevra kadisha, which ensures that the body if treated with respect according to Jewish customs, is usually associated with a synagogue or cemetery.
- Once the body arrives at the synagogue, the chevra kadisha begin preparing the body by carefully washing it from head to toe.
- Some people may make or purchase their tachrichim in advance of their death, otherwise it is usually obtained through the synagogue or chevra kadisha.
- After the coffin is closed, the chevra kadisha may read a psalm and asks the departed for forgiveness if they have done anything to offend him.