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Jewish Funerals

Dying Large

Wendy Dennis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Wendy Dennis

We of the Woodstock generation have long been interested in pushing the limits of self-expression, and our desire to noisily overturn convention is unlikely to stop just because we're facing the big chill.

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.