jewish Funeral Guide

Jewish Funeral, Burial and Mourning

Jewish Attitude to Death

True Kindness ~ Life after Death ~ Body and Soul ~ The Soul after Death ~
The Body after Death ~ Attitude toward Autopsy

Jewish Cemetery

Burial in the ground ~ Mausoleums and Concrete Vaults ~ Cremation ~
Burial of Limbs ~ Consecrated Ground ~ Burial rights in a Jewish cemetery ~
Jewish Cemetery Etiquette ~ The Jewish Cemetery Blessing

Jewish Burial Society: Chevra Kadisha / חברה קדישא

Obligation of Burial ~ Chevra Kadisha ~ Past and Present

Mourners

Who are Mourners? ~ Mourners - Cohanim ~ Stages of Mourning

Preparation for Jewish Burial

At the Moment of Death ~ Responsibilities of the Bereaved ~ Bereavement Customs ~ Treatment of the Remains ~ Taharah / טהרה ~ Shrouds&Casket ~ Embalming

Jewish Funeral Services / לוויה

Funeral Customs ~ Obligation to Attend ~ Time and Place ~ Flowers and Music ~
Donations and Memorial Gifts ~ Eulogy / הספד ~ Rending of Garments / קריעה ~
Memorial Service ~ Funeral Procession / לוויה: Etiquette&Ceremonial Stops ~
Jewish Burial / קבורה ~ Justification of the Divine Decree / צידוק הדין ~
Burial Kaddish / קדיש הגדול ~ Comforting Mourners ~ Leaving the Cemetery

Jewish Mourning - the first Week

Shivah / שבעה ~ Shivah Restrictions ~ Meal of Condolence ~ Grace after Meals: Ashkenazim / Sephardim ~ Who must sit Shivah ~ Start & Duration of Shivah ~
The House of Mourning ~ Condolence Calls ~ Prayer Services ~ Study in the
House of Mourning
~ Shivah on the Sabbath & Jewish Holidays ~ Last day of Shivah

Jewish Mourning - the first Month & Year

Thirty Days of Mourning: Sheloshim / שלושים ~ Start & Duration of Sheloshim ~
Twelve Months of Mourning

Kaddish / קדיש

Mourner's Kaddish ~ Kaddish Variations ~ Insights ~ Importance ~ Duration ~
Customs ~ Paying for Kaddish ~ Leading Prayer Services ~ Rules of Precedence

Remembrance

Monument ~ Monument Design ~ Unveiling ~ Grave Visitations ~ Prayers at the Graveside ~ Memorial Prayer, Purpose & Variations:Ashkenazim / Sephardim ~ Yizkor: Prayers&Customs ~ Yahrzeit / יארצייט: Observance, Date Calculation, Fasting, Memorial Service, Customs