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From the Moment of Death to the Funeral Service

Initial Care of the Deceased, Preparation of the Remains, Dressing the Body, Autopsy and Embalming , The Casket,Timing the Funeral Service, Between Death and Interment, The Night Before the Funeral Service

Life is a day that lies between two nights: the night of "not yet," before birth, and the night of "no more," after death; Death is a night that lies between two days--the day of life on earth and the day of eternal life in the world to come...
Staying with a dying person... Lighting a candle... Asking forgiveness... Covering the mirrors... According the proper honor... Notifying the Chevra Kadisha... Death on Shabbat... In a hospital...
The Taharah (Purification)... Dressing the Body... The Casket... Earth from the Holy Land... Flowers...
One may not do violence to the human form even when the breath of life has expired; for man was created in the image of G-d, and in death his body still retains the unity of that image...
The Torah, in its mature wisdom, required burial to take place as soon as possible following death...
The Laws of the Onen
The State of Mind of the Onen... Who is an Onen... Laws and Practices...
The viewing of the corpse is justified by the funeral industry with the high-sounding phrase, "paying your last respects." In truth, it does the very opposite...
The deceased may not be left alone before burial...
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