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What happens if someone was cremated against their will?

Question:  I have a question about cremation. My mother passed away in August and wanted to be cremated. My father, although not agreeing with her...

Letters on Jewish headstones and monuments

Rabbi Yossi T: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... question: Hi there! I have noticed that most Jewish...

Can a pregnant woman attend a funeral?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? soontobemom: are there rules around pregnant women attending a...

Why is a deceased body never left alone?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? CKJunior: why is a deceased body never left alone? Rabbi Shlomo: From...

Someone passed away during the festival, when does the family start sitting Shivah?

Rabbi Yossi T: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Jason: if a person has passed away today [Ed. Note:...

Under what circumstances can a Kohen become impure?

A Kohen is obligated to attend the funerals of his immediate relatives. He is actually required to become tamei at such occasions; he does not have the...

What is the basic purification process (?Taharah?) performed on a body before burial?

The body is never left alone, as a sign of respect. A Jewish person(s) must remain in the presence of the body until the burial. The people who remain...

Can a Kohen visit a relative’s grave?

The Kohen’s allowance to become tamei for immediate relatives ends as soon as the burial is concluded. A Kohen is not permitted to visit the graves...

Should a Kohen attend a funeral?

The Kohen may not enter a funeral chapel or approach within four cubits (approximately seven feet) of a coffin, but this does not mean that he should not...

What is the Jewish view on cremation?

The Jewish way of dealing with death is part of a larger philosophy of life, which views the human body as integral to one’s Divine service, so that...