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The high cost of dying

Planning ahead

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/the_high_cost_of_dying_20080806

A traditional Jewish funeral is simple and not ostentatious -- good news for people concerned about the high cost of dying. But while Jewish law doesn't require embalming, elaborate floral displays or 16-gauge metal caskets with tufted crepe interiors, it does require Jews to be buried in the ground. And that costs money.

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