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  • Shrouded in Mystery - A Look at the Well-Dressed Jewish Corpse

    April 27, 2016 | 3:41 am

    [Ed. Note: The following is a more ‘formal’ presentation, something we will present here in the blog on occasion. This entry looks at how we dress our deceased. We know that today customs vary from place to place, and we see that is  apparently true through time as well. This entry...

  • Trendy, traditional and taboo:
    An incomplete guide to Jewish funerals and burial

    By Jane Ulman

    August 7, 2008 | 1:37 am

    When Eileen Isenberg thinks about her own funeral, she has a very clear picture in her mind.

    "First I want 20 minutes of sad," she said, to allow people to remember her, with the second movement of Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto playing in the background.

    "Then I want people to...