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1

What is the Shiva?

An intense period of mourning that lasts for 7 days.

2

What is the Kaddish?

A prayer said by Jewish mourners that praises God and asks for peace.

3

What is the custom on death for Jews?

Person confesses and says the Shema.
Loved ones make a tear in their clothes, as Jacob did
Also say a blessing reminding them God is true God

4

The process of mourning for Jews

4 set periods for mourning
Shiva begins on the day of the burial
Mourners don't shave, do make up or work

5

What is the funeral like for Jews?

The corner of the Tallit is removed
Service is held in the cemetery
Tombstone must be placed on gravestone to remember the person