Thread: Funerals

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    LtStevieB82
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    Does anyone know about protocol and procedures on funerals for Jewish firefighters?

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    eCappy
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    Torah says: ".... dust you are and to dust you shall return" (Gen.3:19) so it is believed that firefighters performing Jewish funeral rites, or the Mitzvah of 'Levayat ha-Met' are performing an act of great love. Even though the funeral rites vary for Hasidim, Orthodox, Conservative and Reformed the fire department still positions an Honor Guard, and if it's a weekday, will offer it's eulogies just as it would at any other funeral. The manager of the funeral chapel or Rabbi is accustomed to non-Jews attending and participating so they will provide Kippah and cards explaining what to do and when to do it with easy read-a-long prayers for chapel services and for the cemetary.

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    LtStevieB82
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    Thanks, eCappy. I've been wondering about this for some time.

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