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Funeral & Burial

Burial vs. Cremation
Why is cremation forbidden? Does it have a source in Jewish tradition? Is it against the Jewish religion to be cremated?
The Basics of the Jewish Funeral
The taharah, funeral and burial
The taharah, funeral and burial
Rabbi Norman Lamm takes you through an in-depth look at the interment process -- starting with the pre-funeral purification of the body, and through the actual burial.
the taharah, funeral and burial
Readings, insights and personal reflections on what is perhaps the most difficult mitzvah -- the funeral and the burial of the dead.
What to Expect at a Jewish Funeral
The first-time visitor's guide to the levaya
Attending a funeral can be intimidating, whether this is your first time attending or you have been to many funerals. What do I do? What do I say?
Take the Jewish Funeral Quiz
Accompanying the deceased to his or her final resting place is a tremendous mitzvah and displays great respect. See how much you know about Jewish funerals with this quiz.
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