Jewish Funeral

Jewish Funeral

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  • Preparation
  • Wash the body with warm water  Body is dressed in white burial shrouds (tachrichim)
  • Rending of the Garments ("Keriah")
  • Express their pain and sorrow by tearing their clothes over their hearts
  • Eulogy ("Hesped")
  • Speaking of the good that the deceased was and did & the lessons we should learn from the deceased
  • Escorting the Deceased
  • Carry the coffin or on the shoulders all the way to the cemetery
  • The Burial ("Kevurah")
  • We return the body to the earth that is its source
  • Shivah Sitting shivah  (seven-day)
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