What to Know About the Traditional Jewish Funeral Service

Article courtesy of Shiva.com Although every service differs based on a family’s religious beliefs, Jewish funeral services are often centered around traditions and the immediate family members of the deceased.  It is important for funeral directors to have an understanding of Jewish traditions to help navigate a family through the funeral…

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How Funeral Directors Can Support a Family During Shiva

Article courtesy of Shiva.com A shiva traditionally begins upon the mourners’ return to the home after the burial of the loved one. Although the shiva starts after the burial, there are a number of decisions made relating to the coordination and planning of a shiva immediately following the death of a…

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What to Know About Jewish Mourning and Shiva

Article courtesy of Shiva.com The Jewish mourning process is unique and rich in traditions and customs.  According to Jewish law, there are three defined and prescribed periods of mourning following a burial, providing clear and definitive time periods, acts, and rituals for mourners. Mourners are also defined with specificity. The…

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