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Question to those of Jewish faith - re funeral arrangements

A co-worker gave notice that she needs to attend a funeral of a the passing of a member from her synagoge - that the funeral was arranged with less than 24 hour notice, is that a common practice within the faith?

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 2:27 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (3)
  • Yes. Usually they are buried in 24 hours.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:28 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Funerals are generally done within 24 hours because they do not belive in embalming the body. They belive in "ashes to ashes and dust to dust". Embalming does not allow for that.
    specialwingz

    Answer by specialwingz at 2:35 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Yeah, in Judaism a person is buried ASAP, if possible within a few hours, not even a day. My grandfather passed away at around noon and he was buried at 5:00 p.m that very day.

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 8:39 PM on Dec. 1, 2010