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Washington passes bill to become first state to compost human bodies

Washington passes bill to become first state to compost human bodies
By Ben Guarino; April 26, 2019 for the Washington Post It may soon be legal for the dead to push daisies, or any other flower, in backyard gardens across Washington state. The state legislature recently passed a bill that, if signed by the governor, allows human bodies to be composted — and ...
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How Cremation Diamond Jewelry is Made

How Cremation Diamond Jewelry is Made
If you’ve recently lost someone special, cremation jewelry can provide a unique and personalized way of keeping your loved one close. Some bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklace pendants can be made from small amounts of ash of the deceased, including cremation diamonds. Other cremation jewelry, such as urn pendants, can ...
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How to Ship a Body For a Funeral

How to Ship a Body For a Funeral
For centuries, people have practiced the tradition of returning the deceased to their rightful resting places.  That’s because sometimes our loved ones pass away while they are traveling or while living in an area far away from where they wanted to be buried. In these cases, you’ll want to know ...
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How to Manage Caregiver’s Stress When a Loved One Has Passed

How to Manage Caregiver’s Stress When a Loved One Has Passed
Nothing is easy when you lose a loved one. It’s even hard to talk about it.  Don’t feel that you have to hold it in to show that you’re strong. It’s OK to let it out. You’re only human. Stress can hit anyone at any time for a number of ...
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Judaism and Cremation

Judaism and Cremation
Though there are no official statistics, funeral directors in big cities suggest that the cremation rate has increased over the years, in some Jewish communities nearing 10% to 15%.1 What is the cause of this drastic change, and how are the various denominations of Judaism adapting to it? Jewish Laws ...
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What You Need to Know About the Chevra Kadisha

What You Need to Know About the Chevra Kadisha
Who are the Chevra Kadisha? The Chevra Kadisha translated from Aramaic is “Holy Society,” but they are often referred to as the Jewish Burial Society. The Chevra Kadisha’s role is to prepare Jewish bodies for burial, and it is a great honor and rarity to become a member. Though few ...
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How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Viewing

How to Dress Your Deceased Loved One for a Viewing
If you’re holding an open casket funeral or viewing for your deceased loved one, you’ll want to consider what outfit would best suit them for their final event. Choosing the right outfit for your loved one’s funeral doesn’t have to be a daunting task, even if they haven’t made their ...
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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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