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What is the Shiva?

An intense period of mourning that lasts for 7 days.


What is the Kaddish?

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


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


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


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