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Jewish Funeral Customs

Jewish Funeral Customs

According to the History channel, “Judaism is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Followers of Judaism believe in one God revealing himself through ancient prophets.” Jewish culture includes a mourning period known as shiva and other comforting traditions. Let’s look at Jewish funeral customs within this faith tradition. 

What Is the Cost of Hospice Care?

What Is the Cost of Hospice Care?

Hospice care focuses on helping terminally ill patients live comfortably and includes pain relief care and symptom management.  The focus is no longer on getting better or finding a cure, but instead on living well while dying. If you or a loved one are at this point in life, you may wonder about the cost of hospice care. Who will pay for the care you need?

What Does a Funeral Home Do?

What Does a Funeral Home Do?

If you’ve ever wondered why you need a funeral home to plan and arrange a funeral, it’s a job more significant than you think. There is much planning involved in arranging a funeral. Let’s look at the perspective of a 4th generation funeral director and see, “What does a funeral home do?” on a day-to-day basis.   

Does Life Insurance Pay for Funeral Expenses?

Does Life Insurance Pay for Funeral Expenses?

It is crucial to plan for your passing so that your loved ones aren’t left making the difficult decisions. This includes planning your funeral and how to pay for it. One myth is that your insurance policy will cover your funeral expenses. However, this is not always the case. If you’re planning now, learn whether life insurance could pay for your funeral expenses.

What To Do When a Parent Dies

What To Do When a Parent Dies

When a parent dies, it can feel like a foundational structure in your life has suddenly disappeared. In addition, the overwhelming emotional stress can make it challenging to think about what needs to happen next. However, armed with a checklist, you can gradually and steadily make progress. Learn what to do when a parent dies.

What to Say When Someone Dies

What to Say When Someone Dies

You may wonder what to say when someone dies. Is there a magic combination of words or phrases that will make a difference for them as they struggle through grieving their loss?  Learn about common ways to comfort grieving families and whether your words can lift and encourage their spirits.

What is a Celebration of Life?

What is a Celebration of Life?

A “celebration of life” is a way to remember a life well-lived while celebrating the beautiful qualities and character of the individual. On the other hand, a funeral service is often a sad and somber occasion focusing on the fact that a person is no longer with us. With a Celebration of Life, there may be less formality, more focus on a life well-lived, stories about the deceased, a relaxed dress code, or a theme around something the person loved.