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Jewish Funeral Traditions

Jewish Funeral Traditions
Religious Background According to Jewish faith, humans are created in the image of God. This understanding is the basis for all Jewish funeral traditions, though significant differences exist between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews, as well as between communities and families. It is important to know that in Judaism, death ...
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Funerals360 Partners With Teleflora

Funerals360 Partners With Teleflora
January 22, 2019 Funerals360 and Teleflora announce a partnership to provide a seamless way for Funerals360 members to shop for funeral and sympathy flowers and gifts. With this partnership, Funerals360 members can easily shop for funeral and sympathy flowers and gifts from a dedicated Teleflora site: funerals360.teleflora.com. The links to the Funerals360 Teleflora site ...
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What You Should Know About Exploding Caskets

What You Should Know About Exploding Caskets
By Josh Slocum for The Washington Post, August 11, 2014 Putting dead people in buildings was never smart engineering. Mausoleum burial began as the prerogative of the powerful, providing the perception of a dignified end to a life of esteem. The majesty of the Taj Mahal and the wonder of the Egyptian ...
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Mausoleum Burial: What You Need to Know

Mausoleum Burial: What You Need to Know
You might wonder what burial options exist outside of cremation or in-ground burial if you are currently in the process of planning or pre-planning a funeral. One often-overlooked option is mausoleum burial. Many people are familiar with these structures, but families may shy away from this option due to uncertainty ...
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Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This

Before You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes, Read This
We all want to memorialize and honor our loved ones when they pass away. This often involves a religious service, burial or cremation. Mortuaries and cemeteries typically handle the disposition details that follow, but when a loved one has requested that his or her ashes be scattered after cremation, that ...
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6 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Your Funeral Director

6 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Your Funeral Director
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of questions about the funeral planning process – and you may also wonder if some of your questions are too strange or awkward to ask.  Luckily, funeral directors and other funeral professionals actually aren’t scary at all--they’re just regular people ...
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Coping With Grief During the Holidays

Coping With Grief During the Holidays
The holidays are normally considered a time for family, traditions, and cheer. But for those who have lost a loved one, feelings of sadness, emptiness, and grief may be reignited during this time as you remember old traditions, activities, and memories from past holidays. Grief can make the holidays very ...
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Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States

Unusual Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Laws in Different States
If you’re in the process of planning a funeral, or have been through it before, you’ve likely noticed that in addition to all the arrangements that need to be made, there are also certain rules and regulations you need to follow. States often have specific laws about funerals and burials, ...
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How to Choose Music for a Funeral

How to Choose Music for a Funeral
Music is an often overlooked, but vitally important aspect of a funeral or memorial ceremony. As funerals have evolved over the years, the range of choices for music to accompany these ceremonies has broadened. Today, almost any music can be used for a funeral, so you’ll have the freedom to ...
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Conserved land offers back-to-nature burials

Conserved land offers back-to-nature burials
By Bill Moss for the Hendersonville Lightning Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River offers a place for people to bury their loved ones or scatter their ashes, in harmony with nature. On Oct. 2, the sanctuary donated a permanent conservation easement to Conserving Carolina, which assures that this burial ground ...
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