Funeral & Burial

Jewish practices of burial and death are constructed around a few key ideas: Death is to be confronted, not denied. The dead body is to be accorded the utmost respect. Mourners are to be comforted. We are equal in the face of death. The burial and decay of a body is a natural process which should not be impeded or interrupted.

Kaddish Yatom

This traditional prayer for the dead, with its mournful, rhythmic incantation, actually makes no mention of death but rather affirms God's presence in life. It is recited daily by mourners throughout the period of mourning.   more

Psalm 23

From Kol Haneshama: Prayers for a House of Mourning
This beautiful psalm is often read at funerals or memorial services   more