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Funeral Traditions

Jaweed Kaleem

Lights, Camera, Mortician! The Rise of 'Fun Funerals'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion

When a friend and fellow mortician died a decade ago, Teddy Lee received an unusual request. By most measures, the widow said, it was to be a standard...

Funeral Fiascos: Should Jews Rethink How We Honor the Dead?

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

I fear that cultural patterns are creating pressures that are hard to resist, and in the last few years I have attended far too many funerals that have left me distressed and even indignant rather than consoled.