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Tiffany Law

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Transcript of Jewish

Given both a Western name, and a formal Hebrew one. Sometimes in commenoration of a dead person Usually used in religious rituals (ex. reading the Torah) Boys Milestones Circumsized
Eigth day after birth
Performed by a mohel (Trained by rabbi or a doctor& can perform the surgery)
Boys are then given their name
Girls Named at a synagogue on Sabbath shortly after birth Naming a Child Kosher
The Jewish way to prepare foods according to the Kashrut dietary laws. Ex.
all the blood has to be drained from Meat.
cannot eat anything with dairy at the same time Death Whoever is with the person at the time of his death may not leave the room (unless their emotions are uncontrollable or they are physically ill)
greatest respect to watch over the deceased when they go from this world to the next

eyes and mouth should be shut
a sheet should be drawn over the face
feet should be positioned facing the doorway deceased is dressed in a shroud
Poor and rich alike are dressed in a simple and white garment without pockets
body is wrapped in a prayer shawl with one of the fringes cut to symbolize the mourning period and loss
casket is simple and made completely of wood When a close relative first hears of the death, they express the initial grief by tearing one's clothing
it is made over the heart if the deceased is a parent, or over the right side of the chest for other relatives
they will wear the torn clothing through the first seven days of mourning. It is customary in some communities to keep the tombstone veiled, or to delay in putting it up, until the end of the 12-month mourning period for a parent It is also customary in some communities to place small stones on a gravesite when visiting the grave
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