Taharas and Shomers

As a student at the University of Houston, I attended the weekly “Lunch and Learns” at Hillel. During one of these lunches, the President of Houston Chevra Kadisha taught us about the “tahara” ritual. He taught us about how a … Continue reading

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Sympathy Gifts for Jewish Funerals

When you think of funerals, many people automatically think of flowers. However, this imagery does not really apply to a traditional Jewish funeral. So what should you bring to a Jewish funeral instead of funeral flowers? Consider these options: A … Continue reading

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What Makes a Cemetery Jewish?

Every traditional Jewish funeral has a particular set of customs that make it “Jewish,” such as using a kosher casket, performing a Taharah, and reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, do you need to use a Jewish cemetery to have a … Continue reading

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Let Me Introduce Myself

Let me introduce myself. I am Stan Friedman, Operations Manager for Dallas Jewish Funerals. I am a third generation Dallasite. My grandparents, Wolf and Jennie Malowitz, lived on South Boulevard, across the street from then Temple Emanu-El. My grandfather was … Continue reading

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Answers to your pre-need questions

Is it advisable to arrange for a funeral before one is actually needed? By making funeral arrangements in advance, you avoid the necessity of making last minute decisions concerning really important matters. At the time of a death, the stress … Continue reading

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