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Funerals and Shiva During Hanukkah

When Hanukkah is on the horizon, we think about all the good times and great traditions that come with it. The last thing on our minds is funerals and what would happen should a death occur during this joyous holiday. But we can experience death...

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How are Funerals in the Winter Handled?

There is no ideal time for a funeral, but some seasons are more conducive to assembling at a cemetery for burial than others. When the colder temperatures arrive, and a funeral has to be scheduled, many people ask, “How are funerals in the winter handled?”...

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Why are Jewish People Buried Within 24 Hours of Passing: What’s the Rush?

It can be puzzling when we encounter a religious tradition that is dissimilar from our own. Additionally, when it comes to rituals surrounding death, it can make us even more curious. It is safe to say that many Jewish people and funeral directors have been asked,...

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How Planning Your Funeral Will Help Your Family Heal

In a previous blog post, we discussed how planning your funeral can help you communicate your final wishes and feel more at peace. But how will pre-planning your funeral help your family? Your loved ones may struggle to move forward after you’re gone, and having a plan in...

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What to Say to a Grieving Individual

Knowing what to say to a grieving individual can be tricky. Of course, you know that this person is in pain and unsure of how they will move forward after the funeral and mourning rituals. But what can be said to ease the pain and...

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Healthy Grief – Manage a Loss by Prioritizing Your Emotional and Physical Wellness 

Courtesy of Justin Black, www.bereaving.net/ Losing a family member or friend is one of the most stressful life events that one experiences. The grieving process is complicated and sometimes lengthy. For some adults, around seven to 10%, according to the American Psychiatric Association, this could turn...

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How to Write an Obituary

An obituary is a way to share the news of a loved one’s death, to honor their life, and share their story with others. However, when you lose a loved one, and choose to write an obituary, it can be challenging to know what to say...

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What Happens When a Death Occurs Far From Home?

Death, by nature, can be unpredictable. Sometimes, we cannot prepare for when or where it occurs.  Having to process the passing of a loved one is never easy, but when a death occurs away from home, it can be even more confusing and stressful for...

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