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How to Deal with Difficult Family Members When Arranging a Funeral

No one likes to think about death, but it’s an inevitable part of life. And when death does occur, it often falls on the shoulders of family members to make funeral arrangements. This can be a distressing and emotional time, made even more challenging if...

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What is the Chevra Kadisha?

The Chevra Kadisha is a Jewish funeral services organization that works with Jewish funeral homes to prepare the bodies of the deceased for burial. It is often requested to have certain services such as the Tahara or Shmira handled by this group since many families...

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Funerals and Mourning During Purim

It’s a time for celebration, but what happens with funerals and mourning during Purim? Purim, according to Jewish tradition, is a joyous holiday where it is customary to dress up in costume, eat hamantaschen, and give charity. However, when a Jewish person dies just before...

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5 Ways to Find Jewish Cemetery Plots for Sale

Many people prefer to find Jewish cemetery plots for sale so they can plan ahead. Funeral pre-planning, which includes the direction for burial, alleviates stress and hastily made decisions associated with death. When planning, it is common to establish a family plot for multiple family members,...

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What is Hospice Care?

Hospice Care – it’s a term you have likely heard, but you may be unsure of what it is, who it helps, and what it does. Hospice Care is for those who are nearing the end of a terminal illness that cannot be healed. The...

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The Best Foods to Bring to a Shiva

In Judaism, when a loved one has passed away, the family traditionally partakes in a seven-day period of mourning called shiva. If you have ever sat shiva after the death of a family member or paid a shiva call, you may have noticed that there is...

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Understanding Funeral Costs and Payments

Become An Expert on Funeral Costs – What the Funeral Will Actually Cost You Understanding Costs Understanding a funeral bill is a challenge for most consumers as a myriad of government regulations have complicated things.  Additionally, most people faced with making funeral arrangements are doing so...

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Choosing a Jewish Funeral Home

There are many things to consider when choosing a Jewish funeral home. Among the most important factors are the service, the location, and the prices. Star of David funeral home provides you with the service you deserve, a unique location conveniently adjacent to Long Island’s major...

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