US and Israeli Jews learn how to purify the dead

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Dozens of Jews participated in a workshop on ritual purification of the body as part of an 18-day Israel-American study mission in Jerusalem. RNS photo by Michele Chabin

Dozens of Jews participated in a workshop on ritual purification of the body as part of an 18-day Israel-American study mission in Jerusalem. RNS photo by Michele Chabin

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JERUSALEM (RNS) The workshop on ritual purification of the body was part of an 18-day Israel-American study mission on Jewish burial practices and other aspects of death and dying.