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Rabbi Linda Holtzman has made a promise to never touch a dead body. When one of her community members tells her that he is dying from AIDS, he asks if she will have his deceased body prepared for burial in the traditional Jewish way. Having only a vague idea of the orthodox practice, she promises to honor his wishes. Which promise will Rabbi Linda keep?
This story was performed live at the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival presented by PNC Arts Alive. The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to Philadelphia Weekly and WHYY’s NewsWorks.
Photo courtesy of the storyteller.