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Funeral & Burial

Jewish practices of funeral and burial are constructed around a few key ideas: Death is to be confronted, not denied. The dead body is to be accorded the utmost respect. Mourners are to be comforted. We are equal in the face of death. The burial and decay of a body is a natural process which should not be impeded or interrupted.

The Tearing

A poem for tearing keriah (rending garments upon hearing of the death of a loved one or at the beginning of a funeral service).    more
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