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Forgiving and Requesting Forgiveness

Forgiving and Requesting Forgiveness

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Following the performance of the Kriah, it is customary for family members to forgive and request forgiveness of the deceased. This is done individually in front of the closed casket beginning with the men, followed by the women. Other relatives and friends may do the same following the service.

At this point remarks may be delivered. All may be seated. At the conclusion of the remarks, some recite the following Kel Maleh Rachamim Memorial Prayer.

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