Funeral Homes Don’t Care Enough To Proofread Their Websites

Blanket with the Virgin Mary marketing to the Jewish community

I was surprised and offended when I visited Beth David Funeral Home’s website yesterday.   Beth David prominently uses Catholic/Christian symbols to market to Jewish customers.  This is a blatant disregard for the sensibilities of their primary Jewish clientele. Beth David’s offense isn’t isolated; a cursory investigation revealed similar offending discrepancies at Eternal Light Cemetery,…

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Jewish Funeral Traditions Explained

Heart shaped flower wreath

Why Don’t Jews Have Flowers at Funerals?   Tradition When Jews point to tradition to explain a religious or cultural practice, this usually indicates, as confirmed by Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, that no one knows “why” Jews do what they do.  I have been a Jew for 62 years (which is a long time),…

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