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The Portuguese-Jewish Cemetery In Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

1 Tevet 5771 – December 8, 2010
There is something profound and soothing in the ancient Jewish practice of using the euphemism beit chaim, "house of life," to refer to a cemetery. It is as if the rabbis did not even want to coin the phrase beit mavet, "house of death," for fear of inviting the evil eye.

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