La Maison des Vivants. The House of the Living. ‮בית חיים‬‎. Beth Hayim

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Philippe Pierret.


Brussels, Belgium, 2013. 207 pp., illustrations: 141 col., 55 b&w, 24.5 × 21.2 cm. French and English.


Musée Juif de Belgique (24 January–30 September 2013)


The Jewish approach to death, dying and burial. 14 essays cover: death and the World to Come, funerary customs, the first family burial vault, the Hevra Kadisha, mourning, old Jewish cemeteries in Belgium, the Saint-Gilles Cemetery, the Jewish section of the Dieweg Cemetery, the restauration of the Jewish Funerary Heritage, etc. Unnumbered listing with descriptive entries. 230 items.

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