The coroner is delaying one funeral by at least two weeks and mandating an autopsy, both of which contravene Jewish law.
I was 23 and pregnant when I lost my husband in the Six Day War. Jewish mourning rites gave me the space I needed.
The casket allegedly plummeted suddenly and unexpectedly into the grave, causing the shrouded body to be visible.
Daniel Beer, an 11-year-old Jewish boy, died at summer camp in Pennsylvania on Monday and was mourned at a Wednesday funeral in New Jersey.
It was a surprise that my rocket scientist, atheist father had made meticulous arrangements for a fairly religious Jewish funeral.
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JERUSALEM — More than 200 Israelis attended the funeral of a complete stranger — a Holocaust survivor from the Canary Islands who was buried in a Tel Aviv cemetery. Hilde Nathan’s final wish was to be laid to rest in Israel alongside her mother, the United With Israel organization said on its website. Nathan, who…
“We get $800 per month. With rent and everything, to save $10,000 is pretty hard,” said Romm’s daughter-in-law, Vera Romm. “The Jewish community paid for the funeral. But when we wanted to put in a gravestone, they told us that we’d have to pay back for the cost of the funeral, too, which made the gravestone very expensive.”
We often hear stories about how hard life was for Jews in Russia back in the day. Still, after they passed away, even poor Jews in the Russian Empire got to have gravestones. In America today, though, we can’t afford gravestones anymore — not for everyone. And, in fact, there are Jewish organizations that are preventing people from putting gravestones on their loved ones’ graves.
Cassius Clay won gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics when he was 18 years old. Speaking to the media in the Italian capital, he talked up his love of country. Then, he returned to his native Louisville, Kentucky, and instead of a hero’s welcome, the boxer encountered segregation and derision, an experience that would help…