A Path Home

From Taharah to Aquamation

October 21, 2021 Season 3 Episode 42
A Path Home
From Taharah to Aquamation
Show Notes

Bonni Goldberg shares the story of reckoning a complicated relationship with her mother by caring for her at the end of her life and after her death. The women in Bonni's family performed the taharah, a final act of great kindness in Jewish tradition, for Bonni's mother when she died. What followed was an Aquamation, also known as "water-cremation."
Bonni is an author of several books for young people and adults. To see her titles and read about her work visit her webpage at: https://bonnigoldberg.com/
She has written several essays on death under the pen name Batya, that you can read at the following links: https://medium.com/take-too/the-real-reason-i-wash-the-dead-63b0269edee8
https://psiloveyou.xyz/searching-through-my-fathers-ashes-70d5dad2f453
https://medium.com/take-too/meet-me-at-the-death-cafe-90280eb5b4c3
More on Aquamation here: https://aquamationinfo.com/

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