Description: Taharah practices have deep historical roots. Beginning in Mishnaic times, specific procedures and customs evolved in various locations and through many generations. As a result, numerous traditions exist today. This booklet is one link in the chain of our Jewish tradition. Chesed Shel Emet: The Truest Act of Kindness details the ritual of preparing a body for burial. The new edition adds a liturgical understanding of the prayers that are said while performing a taharah. This booklet is an essential resource for any existing Chevra Kadisha or for a community interested in forming one.