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“Unrest and the Final Resting Place: The Struggle to Establish Civil Cemeteries in Israel”

Zohar Gazit, Program in Modern Hebrew, will give a talk as part of the 2019-20 Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series.

This lecture explores a struggle over death-related perceptions and practices in Israel. Religious burial societies, which operate cemeteries and perform traditional funeral ceremonies, have a monopoly on handling the dead in contemporary Jewish Israeli society. Zohar Gazit wishes to illuminate the seldom-researched topic of alternative organized activity in the field of interment, by examining A Perfect Peace, a social organization that promotes civil cemeteries.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by:
Academic Affairs

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Bolduc, Tania